When Justin Robinson committed to UGA, he felt it was time. He even sped up his timeline by about five months because he felt that he was ready.
He did all the right things. Checked in with a parent. Avoided an impulse feeling.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior at Eagles Landing Christian Academy even visited his top schools in back-to-back weeks.
Notre Dame saw him as a safety. The vision at UGA was to see Robinson soaring to make big catches. Robinson chose WR first and then he chose a Georgia program that he has always been strongly interested in.
— Justin Robinson (@jay_robi22) March 3, 2019
That recruiting story seems pretty neat and tidy. Especially for a young man who shined as a starting WR and a cornerback on a Class A state title team in 2018.
It reads very smooth for a young man who played his first season of varsity football last year at that. But that hasn’t stopped the rest of college football from kicking the tires on that pledge to Georgia.
THE REST OF COLLEGE FB: “Yeah, Georgia. We’re going to just wave the white flag here with this guy.”
That’s not happening. Rival schools are opting not to concede him to Cortez Hankton, Kirby Smart and UGA here, though.
The reality here is Robinson feels the recruiting interest from other schools has actually picked up since he chose Georgia back on March 2.
“They are coming stronger,” he said. “I thought they would back up. It is surprising.”
What does he tell them?
“I just try to keep a good relationship,” Robinson said. ” Just in case something happens.”
Robinson said he still hears a lot from Notre Dame, Florida State, Boston College and Virginia.
“It is a lot,” he said. “Probably all the very same ones that were recruiting me before I chose Georgia.”
It has been fun being a Georgia commitment in his hometown now. He hears a lot from folks who he has never spoken to before he chose to play for UGA.
“It feels good,” he said. “Everyone seems to know me now. I’m that boy who is going to go play at Georgia now.”
A few quick things to know about Justin Robinson
Robinson updated a few things of note regarding his next few weeks. We’ll just share those topics with a few quick paragraphs of information.
He’s not quite at 100 percent health with a sore knee. He got in some reps with his Cam Newton 7-on-7 group at a Pylon national event at Kennesaw State University on Sunday. Robinson got in some work but then sat and rested for the late afternoon and evening rounds of bracket play.
Robinson does not currently plan to attend the Opening regional at Stockbridge High School on Monday.
Look for him to compete in the Under Armour Atlanta regional the following Saturday, though.
He will likely also take in a spring practice session at Georgia in the next month. Look for him and his family to also be in Athens for G-Day on April 20.
When he gets his chance to get in front of the evaluators, he will very likely impress. His size and skill set is way north of his current perch as the nation’s No. 62 wide receiver prospect for 2020 on the 247Sports Composite ratings.