HOOVER, Ala. — James Robinson is the only member of Florida’s 2017 class who has not enrolled in school.
The 4-star wide receiver from Lakeland, Fla., did not report to campus last month for the start of the Summer B semester.
“That’s something that’s an NCAA [issue] and a lot of that stuff,” Gators coach Jim McElwain said. “We’ll see what happens there.”
McElwain is referring to the NCAA Eligibility Center, which has to qualify Robinson academically. His commitment to Florida on National Signing Day gave the Gators a top-10 class.
McElwain fought to sign the Under Armour All-American after some pushback from Florida’s administration. Robinson was cited for marijuana possession on his Ohio State visit in January, but also had to improve his academics as a senior.
Robinson’s next window to enroll is the fall semester, which begins Aug. 21. His absence in preseason camp next month should not hurt the Gators because of their depth and talent at the position.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Robinson was ranked the nation’s No. 14 wide receiver and No. 114 overall prospect in the Class of 2017. For more on Robinson and the final month of his recruitment, read here.