Despite what he calls a solid commitment to Alabama, on Saturday Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood three-star cornerback Jahquez Robinson attended Florida’s second Junior Day of the cycle, after also attending the first one back in February.
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During his last conversation with Inside the Gators, Robinson told us that a strong relationship with Torrian Gray is keeping Florida in the mix of schools he is still considering.
“I talk to him almost at least twice a week, three times a week,” Robinson said about Gray. “Our relationship is pretty good. I actually just left from talking to him now… he’s trying to get me here.”
Robinson also revealed that he was one of Gray’s first targets when he became a member of Florida’s staff. Based on what Robinson said about his message from Gray, the Gators aren’t about to give up on him.
“We’re gonna keep recruiting you even though you’re committed to Bama, we’re gonna keep recruiting you. We want you to be a Gator,” is Gray’s message to the junior.
However, it’s not just Gray that keeps in close contact with the 6-foot-2, 174-pound corner.
“I talk to Coach [Dan] Mullen like three times a week! I text him all the time,” Robinson said.
The Jacksonville native also shared his thoughts about proximity will play a part for him. While many recruits make a conscious decision to leave home, Robinson likes living in the Sunshine State just fine.
“I’m a Florida boy, I want to play for Florida, I want to represent my state. That’s why I’m always here I want to keep catching those vibes. I’m interested in the school so any time I can come, I’m going to be here.”
Although the Jacksonville native sees the “up the road drive” as an advantage for Florida in addition to the hard push from the staff, he says some other schools are also looking good.
“LSU and Oklahoma are on me real hard. I’ve met with [LSU Coach Ed Orgeron] like three times and I FaceTime coaches from Oklahoma all the time too.”
Though Robinson said he is still verbally committed to the Crimson Tide, he is at least listening to what other coaches have to say to him.
“Me and my family still want to make sure Alabama is the best spot for me. I can say a lot of my family is liking me at Florida, but I can say they’re liking me at LSU too. Those are really the top two that my family wants me to see.”
As for visits, Robinson said that he plans on returning to Gainesville a couple more times, then visiting Oklahoma in April, Texas in May, and LSU toward the end of his senior season. He also says he plans to sign early.