Demetris Robertson has settled on three of his official visits. His top school, Stanford, will get one of those, along with Georgia Tech and Notre Dame.
The nation’s No. 2 athlete for the Class of 2016 is uncertain about the other two, but he told the AJC on Sunday night his remaining two official visits will come from a lot of about six schools.
Alabama and UGA might not make the cut from a pool that includes Florida, Miami (Fla.), Northwestern, Ohio State, Oregon and Southern California.
(DISCLAIMER: Do not read into those four statements faster than the Savannah resident can clock a 40-yard dash.)
“Don’t count UGA and Alabama out, though,” he said.
The 4-star recruit said it would be foolish for anyone to look at his list of official visit candidates and try to forecast any disinterest in either of those two SEC programs. Robertson maintained that Alabama and UGA were still his co-No.2s.
He said that he’s thinking about taking an official to UGA, but just isn’t sure yet.
“I’ve been going there since the ninth grade,” he said. “So it’s still in the air. Me not going to (UGA) for an official visit there doesn’t say a lot.”
Robertson also told the AJC that he will take an unofficial visit to Stanford for the weekend of his first game on Aug. 21. Savannah Christian will play on Thursday so it gives him a chance to leave Friday and then spend the weekend in Palo Alto.
That will be his first trip out to see that campus. He’s been to both Alabama and UGA on numerous occasions. Some are puzzled how he can rate Stanford higher than Alabama and UGA when he has yet to even visit that campus
“It is all around the school,” Robertson said. “I’ve done my research, but taking the visit is also important so we’re making it happen.”
He said that he’s still in constant contact with both Alabama and UGA.
“I talk with all the coaches on both sides,” he said. “They are great people and run great programs.”
He said his conversations with UGA of late have not covered where his scholarship offer stands with UGA being involved with so many committed receivers and elite targets.
“We haven’t really talked about it in our conversation,” he said. “We talk about life in general.”
Robertson also said that he still plans to make his decision on National Signing Day.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.