Ellis Robinson IV: Nation’s No. 1 junior CB ‘doesn’t know if his feelings can get any stronger’ for Georgia
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There are a lot of stories coming out of the recruiting front from the historic guest list of recruits that saw the Bulldogs whip No. 1 Tennessee 27-13 on Saturday.
We will document a lot of them in this space, but the first of those will be from a 5-star prospect in the class of 2024.
That would be the nation’s No. 1 overall cornerback in Ellis Robinson IV out of IMG Academy.
Robinson already came into the game feeling a certain type of way about the ‘Dawgs. He freely used the word “home” and “family” and “love” when it came to cornerbacks coach Fran Brown, Kirby Smart and the entire UGA staff in general.
What sort of effect could that environment have on a player that was already feeling UGA quite a bit?
Well, quite a lot actually.
Robinson’s feelings are indicative of what we were able to collect from double-digit recruits on Sunday. He’s a great leadoff hitter here on the subject.
The ‘Dawgs might have done as well with Robinson as they did in giving the Volunteers their first loss in dominating fashion on Saturday night.
“I don’t know if my feelings for Georgia can get any stronger,” Robinson told DawgNation on Sunday night. “Getting a chance to see that defense live and watching them dominate the way they did just confirmed who the best team and coaching staff is in college football.”
His parents were with him on Saturday. The Robinsons sat very close to the field among the first three rows.
“My parents and I agree that Georgia is the team to beat right now,” Robinson said.
The previous interactions with Robinson seemed to indicate the Bulldogs were checking every box before the visit. It now sounds like the ‘Dawgs are double and triple-checking boxes and creating new categories for the program to stand out in.
“The relationships and the people in the building it is special,” Robinson said. “Spending time talking with Coach Fran [Brown], coach Kirby [Smart] and coach [Will] Muschamp was also great. Just hearing the value they place on me as a player and a person was great.”
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Ellis Robinson IV: How else did Georgia impress him on Saturday?
Robinson, like many, now has a signature game day experience memory to associate with the Georgia football program.
It was his first game experience for both Robinson and his parents.
“The game day atmosphere was crazy,” Robinson said. “It was the loudest stadium I’ve been in so far and the defense was impressive. The game plan by the coaches was executed to perfection. My skill set fits perfectly. I could really see myself flying around making plays in a UGA uniform.”
Robinson has been a targeted recruit by Brown and the ‘Dawgs for some time. When his IMG Academy team traveled to face Central-Phenix City earlier this season, he got to perform under the watchful eye of the cornerback coach at UGA.
Brown was there to see both 5-star senior UGA commit AJ Harris and Robinson work back in September. That was a good test for both teams. His body language that night clearly indicated he was happy with how Robinson was performing on the field.
It appeared like he was processing every rep for a future phone call with Robinson.
Harris also knew how much the ‘Dawgs already valued Robinson back then.
“Coach Fran told me about him,” Harris said. “That’s also why Fran and I have such a great relationship. I know who he’s recruiting in the 2024 class and who he wants. I know that coach Fran is very high on him.”
Harris was happy to know how Robinson was already using the word “home” to describe how he felt about the Georgia program at that time.
“It is truly a family atmosphere up there,” Harris said. “It is a place where if you love ball then you will succeed. It is great to hear him describe UGA as home. I’m not one of those people that is like ‘I don’t want anyone else or anyone else great to follow me or be up there with me’ because I love a competitive room where we can all get better. So I hope he eventually comes and joins the family so we can compete every day and just get better.”
Robinson feels the time spent in Sanford Stadium on Saturday will stick with him throughout his process. That’s what came up when he was asked to describe his favorite part of his weekend experience in Athens.
“The game atmosphere,” Robinson said. “That’s a big factor in my final decision. Also, the relationships with my positional coach and head coach are also big for me.”
Robinson is a national recruit. It is impressive to see the way that both he and his family have handled his recruiting process up to this point. There are the other heavy hitters involved here with Alabama and Ohio State, among several others.
It now just seems clear the Bulldogs have put together their best possible resume in order to one day earn the commitment and eventually sign this talented cornerback.
Robinson hails from New York. He played for Iona Prep before moving down to IMG Academy to play for the national boarding school powerhouse. That has proven to be another connection and building block with Brown while he was at Rutgers.
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