May 3, 2012

Robbins talks about Spartan visit

One of the players that was in East Lansing last weekend for the Green and White game was Kevin Robbins of Bishop McNamara High School in Maryland. caught up with the 3-star prospect and got the latest details on his recruitment.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Robbins is familiar with the Spartan program due to the fact that his father played at Michigan State in the early 1990's before going on to play in the NFL. We asked Robbins about his time on campus last weekend.

"The visit to Michigan State was great," Robbins said. "I really like the coaching staff, facilities and the overall atmosphere of the school. The players were cool and they have a lot of good people around the program."

The visit to Michigan State was not the first unofficial recruiting trip this spring for Robbins; he has actually made several other trips to check out other suitors. Some of the schools he has taken trips to include Georgia tech, West Virginia, Rutgers, North Carolina and North Carolina State. Nearly all of those schools have offered him a scholarship as have a host of other BCS programs. asked him which of the program he has visited so far are standing out.

"I really do not have a time frame yet as far as narrowing things down," Robbins said. "I am trying to evaluate as many schools as I can on my list. All of the ones I have been able to visit stand out because I have been there and know what they have to offer. What I am looking for is a good fun atmosphere, good academics and a place I can grow and develop as a football player."

At his size and speed, Robbins could project a multiple positions. We asked Robbins about what position Michigan State likes him as.

"Michigan State is recruiting me as a defensive end, he said. Most teams like me at that position, but I do have offers at tight and as a linebacker in a 3-4 scheme."

Defensive end recruiting is a key aspect for the class of 2013. The Spartans would have liked to add an additional defensive end in the class of 2012, but did not. For that reason, Head Coach Mark Dantonio wants to bring in multiple playmakers at that position this year

There is a good chance Robbins will come back up to East Lansing this summer. He may decide to attend the Spartan 1-Day Elite Player Camp so he can work with his potential position coach or he may just stop in so he can spend some more time developing rapport with the staff and players. Either way, will be sure to keep in contact with him throughout the process.

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