By Hale McGranahan.
Robbie Robinson, one of the top 2016 cornerbacks in the country, returned to Clemson last month for the South Carolina game.
The four-star from Hampton-Phoebus (Virginia) was in Clemson over the summer for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. He recently spoke with TheClemsonInsider about his trip for the Tigers’ 35-17 win over the Gamecocks.
“I had a great time down there in Clemson. It was the best unofficial visit that I’ve been to,” Robinson said.
Several factors made it such an enjoyable trip for the 5-9, 165-pound prospect.
“I got to meet some former NFL players…Keyshawn Johnson, Ray Lewis,” Robinson said. “The game itself was probably the most surprising. There was just so much passion and energy in the game, from start to finish. From when the boys came down the hill to the game, the crowd was in it.
“There was so much energy. It was so loud, you could barely hear yourself. There was so much energy, you could feel it around you.”
While on campus, Robinson spoke with defensive coordinator Brent Venables and defensive backs coach Mike Reed.
“They want me to come there,” Robinson said. “I could play the field corner. I’m their guy, stuff like that. It’s the same thing everywhere. We just had good conversation — enjoy the game, we were talking about life, how is high school going — we just had casual conversation.”
Penn State was the only other school to have Robinson on campus for a game this fall.
With offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, he has no list of favorites.
“I’ll probably have a top 10, maybe, when the summer hits,” Robinson said.
Robinson plans to take his five official visits before making a decision sometime next season.