ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida appears to be trending for James Robinson despite a lack of communication with the staff in recent months.
The 4-star wideout from Lakeland, Fla., named the Gators his leader back on April 28. But in the months that followed, UF focused its recruiting efforts on 5-star receivers Trevon Grimes (Ohio State), Jerry Jeudy (Alabama) and Donovan Peoples-Jones (Michigan).
Robinson admits that it bothered him during the fall.
“It’s like a girl not texting you for a while,” Robinson said. “When you start something, you can’t just stop in the middle of it. You’ve got to finish it, don’t you?”
With those top targets off the board, Florida is now going all in for Robinson and trying to close the deal. He has decided to officially visit the Gators instead of UCLA on Jan. 13 following an in-home visit from UF assistants Kerry Dixon II and Torrian Gray, his primary recruiter.
“They picked up a lot with me,” Robinson said. “Just really try to build a relationship and make me feel like a priority. … My parents love them, my grandparents love them. It’s really just up to me. If it was their choice, they would pick Florida.”
At this time, the Gators are primarily battling Oklahoma for Robinson. He also plans to visit Alabama (Jan. 20) and Ole Miss (Jan. 27) before making his decision on National Signing Day.
In the video interview below, Robinson goes in-depth about Florida and his recruitment.