When it came to prestige and trophy counts, Virginia certainly didn’t stand out among Myles Robinson’s list of offers, one that included Ohio State, Michigan State and West Virginia and was likely to grow even more with time.
But during the past few months, as more schools came calling, the Cavaliers distanced themselves in Robinson’s mind with their relentless pursuit of the Good Counsel senior wide receiver/defensive back, leading him to commit to Virginia on Monday.
“The amount of love they showed me was big, and I felt like they wanted me the most,” Robinson said. “They contacted me more than any other school and always tried to keep in touch. That made me feel like the school really wanted me and could use me.”
Robinson’s versatility should allow Virginia Coach Mike London to use his newest recruit in a number of ways come next year. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder displays reliable hands and instincts on both ends of the field, using a craftiness that allows him to locate the ball and turn short catches into longer gains. As a junior, Robinson caught 13 passes for 312 yards and five touchdowns for the Falcons.
“Coach London said I could go play whatever position I’m most comfortable,” Robinson said. “I’m comfortable at both receiver and cornerback, so we’ll see.”
Robinson is the 15th player from the 2015 class to verbally commit to Virginia.
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