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Academics and Relationships Top Priority for Nick Robinson

January 11, 2017

Nebraska recently lost out on a talented tight end from Oklahoma when Reese Leitao flipped from the Huskers to Texas. Looking to replace Leitao, Nebraska is heading back to the Sooner State.

Nick Robinson, a 6-4, 210 pound athlete out of Oklahoma City, recently saw his recruiting stock go through the roof. The talented athlete holds 20 FBS offers, including Houston, Tennessee and Arizona State. Robinson had been a Memphis commit earlier in the cycle, but decommitted from the Tigers on Oct. 27.

Robinson recently released a Twitter video announcing his top seven schools, which included Nebraska. The other finalists were Memphis, Houston, Tennessee, Arizona State, Central Michigan and Louisville.

Nebraska recently locked in an official visit from Robinson, as the tight end prospect will be visiting Nebraska on Friday, Jan. 27. Robinson noted that the fan base and offensive scheme were two things that attracted him to the Huskers.

“I’ve watched Nebraska play and their tempo and how they play caught my eyes and the coach staff is just amazing,” Robinson said. “Also, their fans are crazy and I can tell they support Big Red football.”

Robinson played all over the field as a senior at Putnam City West, lining up at tight end, wide receiver and defensive end. As if that wasn’t enough, he also lined up on kick return. His efforts helped lead the Patriots to a 7-4 record and the Class 6A quarterfinals.

On a personal level, Robinson earned honorable mention all-state honors for his individual efforts this past season. As a result, his versatility led to two Husker coaches recruiting him.

“At this point, the two coaches I speak to the most are Coach (Tavita) Thompson and Coach (Keith) Williams,” Robinson said.

Aside from his upcoming Nebraska visit, Robinson also has several other visits scheduled this month. The list includes Central Michigan and Memphis. As for what he’ll be looking for, both academics and coach relationships will be key in his ultimate decision.

“When I visit I’ll be looking at the academics of each school,” Robinson said. “Also, I’ll be looking for a school with good people and coaches that can serve as father figures to me.”

Robinson has stated that he will be making his decision on National Signing Day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Regardless of which school lands him, Robinson believes they will be getting a big and fast player that can contribute right away.

“My size and speed are my two biggest strengths right now,” Robinson said. “One area that I’m still trying to improve is my footwork.”

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