What decision did Justin Robinson have to make before he chose Georgia?

Justin Robinson ranks as a 4-star recruit and as the nation's No. 63 WR prospect for the 2020 class. Expect that to rise.

Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least four days a week. The play sheet today calls for a breakdown of new receiver Justin Robinson and what he will bring to the Bulldogs. 

Justin Robinson had something to figure out before he made his college commitment this past weekend.

The Georgia or Notre Dame decision was essentially a choice which was grounded in a few key factors. Education was big. His first offers were from Boston College and Virginia.

Location was a big consideration for the Eagles Landing Christian Academy state champion.

It was going to be much easier for his family to drive from McDonough to Athens every weekend. Notre Dame had other benefits, though. It is a terrific school.

Robinson wound up visiting South Bend and UGA on back-to-back weekends. It just wasn’t set up to be that way.

Justin Robinson committed to play for Georgia on March 2. He became the fourth public commit for the class of 2020. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

But it does sure look like that compare and contrast between both schools provided him all the final answers he needed to make this choice.

“It feels great,” Robinson said of the relief of choosing Georgia. “Glad to be done with it and the visiting all the other schools and just being able to focus on one school.”

Is he done visiting other schools? He considered the question and then offered up a reply.

“I think it is done,” Robinson said. “I think Georgia is probably going to be it as far as visits go.”

The measurables there are already vast for Robinson.

  • 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds
  • 4.5 speed in the 40 (that was timed at UGA)
  • 37-inch vertical leap (that was also measured at UGA)

The Georgia recruiting effort, led by receivers coach Cortez Hankton, saw some clear things they liked in his game.

“They like my speed, how aggressive I am and how I can go get the ball,” Robinson said.

He committed to his future position coach. Hankton thought that Robinson was playing him at first.

“It was to coach Hank,” Robinson said of the initial commitment. “He was excited but he was joking around saying ‘You’re not ready’ and I was like ‘Yes, sir. I am’ with that. I told him I was ready.”

Robinson called his father and talked over what he was about to do. His parents weren’t with him on the trip this past weekend. That trip to Athens was with a pair of his ELCA teammates.

He does plan to return to Athens for G-Day later this spring. He was also pleased to see Carson Beck choose UGA this weekend. 

“I watched his Hudl and overall I think he’s a great QB,” Robinson said. “He’ll be a good fit at Georgia but I’m excited that he’s committed.”

In his own words about the decision

Now that his recruiting journey has its right fit, he was able to shed some light on how it all went down. Georgia had basically been his private leader since last season.

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