Gerald Robinson Jr., SU football’s third commitment of the 2015 class, told The Fizz Thursday his soft verbal should not confuse anybody:
“With Syracuse, I’m 100% right now.”
The 5’11”, 175-lb. cornerback pledged Orange back on April 26th. Robinson hails from Hialeah, Florida and is represented by no one other than George McDonald. Syracuse’s OC may have landed the perfect guy, not just for his playmaking ability in the defensive backfield, but for the overall makeup of the 2015 class. Robinson on deciding early on SU:
“Just the bond with Coach McDonald I have. The few conversations with him I’ve had with him. I just know I can bring a couple of Florida guys with me to play with me.”
Robinson is finishing up his junior campaign with Champagnat Catholic with more offers stepping in his doorway. Bowling Green, Kentucky, Cincinnati, UCF and Utah have expressed interest with official pitches, while ACC counterparts Louisville and Miami are in the mix, too.
Obviously Robinson’s relationship with McDonald is invaluable for Syracuse. But his time on the gridiron should mostly be spent with the defensive minded Scott Shafer. In conversations he has had with the Orange head man, Robinson is focused on building around him:
“We just think that we can bring corners in that have a ‘no-fly’ zone, come in and cover and play early.”
Syracuse picked up 2-star Miami DB Davante Davis Tuesday. The formulation of a “no-fly zone” sounds intriguing. Robinson seems confident he can snag other recruits from the Sunshine State specifically in the secondary. With a Top 50 recruiting class this past February, the Orange gradually works itself into conversations with better defenders in the backfield. Robinson hopes to set the framework.
Robinson reps the nickname “Bubba” on Twitter and on and off the field at Champagnat. The nickname should have some liking by Orange Nation:
“They call me ‘Bubba Island.’ I had Bubba since I played football at a young age. It’s because I’m aggressive and a hard hitter.”
Secondary questions remain an off-season, hot-topic annually for Syracuse. Robinson tries to start a trend to differentiate this class. Recall the 2014 class consists of seven defensive backs. Robinson, and Davis, laid the framework.
**Programming Note: Robinson joins The Fizz Saturday during a segment of Orange Fizz Radio betweenv9 and 10 AM on The Score 1260.**
Posted by: Brendan Glasheen