Defensive back Tank Robinson of Lake Marion is a hot recruiting commodity, but he’s not all that hot on recruiting right now.
“I haven’t been thinking about anything,” Robinson said regarding his recruiting activity. “I’m just worried about the ACT.”
Robinson (6-1, 198) will take the ACT April 9, preventing him from attending either of the spring games at USC or Clemson. His most recent visit was to Alabama earlier this month when he picked up an offer from Nick Saban.
“I had a wonderful time up there,” he said. “They offered me and that was good. Coach Saban said they get a lot of players in the league, and they just won the national championship.”
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Robinson also has visited Clemson and USC and he’s been in touch with Clemson’s Mike Reed and USC’s Travaris Robinson in recent days.
“They were just checking up on me and stuff like that,” he said, adding he doesn’t have a favorite and doesn’t have any future visits planned. And he has no timetable for a decision.
Robinson also holds offers from Virginia Tech, which he has visited, Georgia, Louisville, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Penn State, NC State, Michigan, Tennessee, Duke and Ole Miss.
USC after highly recruited Alabama linebacker
Linebacker K.J. Britt of Oxford, Ala., was offered by USC earlier this month. Clemson is showing interest but has not yet offered.
Britt (6-1, 235) says he has heavy interest in both. He’s planning to attend Clemson’s spring game April 9 and hopes to get to USC at some point as well.
“I starting talking to South Carolina this (past) week,” Britt said. “I like coach Muschamp, T-Rob and Coach Hutzler. I’ve been talking to Coach Hutzler about every day. They tell me I’m a linebacker that fits the system and can’t wait to get me up there. They’ve got a chance to rebuild with a great coach. Muschamp gets guys in the league and gets you where you want to go.”
Britt said he’s also been in regular contact with Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and recruiter Robbie Caldwell.
Britt has 26 offers. Others besides USC include Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Louisville, Michigan and Tennessee. He plans to release a top 12 in April and said USC is definitely on it and Clemson will be with an offer.
▪ Running Devin Darrington (5-11, 190) of Bel Air, Md., visited USC Friday for the spring practice. He has not been offered by the Gamecocks but the mutual interest is there both ways. He plans to return in June for a camp. Darrington has offers from Harvard, Yale, Penn, Cornell, Holy Cross and Lafayette. He also has visited Auburn, Syracuse and Rutgers. Last season he rushed for 1,314 yards with 1,524 all-purpose yards and scored 16 touchdowns.
▪ TE/DE Hamp Gibbs (6-3, 254) of Augusta was at USC’s practice Friday in a look-see for both him and the coaching staff.
“I met and talked with my position coach for defensive ends, Coach Thompson, and talked to him and several other coaches for a while after practice,” he said. “Coach Thompson seemed quite interested in me, but he obviously needs to see some of my film, nearly all of which is from sophomore year due to my knee surgery this year, and he will need to see me perform at camp this summer.”
Gibbs has visited NC State twice and likes the Wolfpack. He’s also getting interest from Harvard, Princeton and Columbia and has an offer from Grinnell College in Iowa.
▪ USC DE target Josiah Coatney of Holmes Community College (Miss.) was offered Sunday night by Texas A&M.
▪ USC OL target Viktor Beach of Fort Myers, Fla., will visit UCF Wednesday and Purdue Saturday. He will see NC State on April 8 and UNC April 9.
▪ 2019 ATH Jashawn Sheffield of St. Simons Island, Ga., was offered by USC Saturday on a visit to the schools.
▪ DE Justin Thomas of Spanish Fort, Ala., visited USC Saturday.
▪ USC WR target Jeremiah Holloman of Covington, Ga., visited Auburn Friday.
▪ DE Logan Rudolph of Northwestern visited Alabama Friday. He’s also a USC target.
▪ USC OL target Eric Douglas of Charlotte visited Maryland on Saturday.