Offensive lineman Corey Robinson (6-7 275) of Havelock High committed to South Carolina at a press conference at the school today.
The Gamecocks were Robinson’s first offer, but he was drawing interest from Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina and N.C. State.
“At North Carolina’s camp, they told him he looked like an ‘offer kid,’” said Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant. The Tar Heels, though, waited too long.
“After he visited South Carolina, he came back real excited and said, ‘Coach, I can’t get any higher than this, playing in the SEC,” Bryant said.
Bryant also said that Gamecocks assistant Brad Lawing told him that Robinson was the best prospect at their offensive/defensive lineman camp, out of 375 kids.
“He’s the smartest offensive lineman I ever coached,” Bryant said. “He knew all the rules for every one of the five O-line positions. We used him at left tackle, left guard, right guard and right tackle, and he was also our backup center. He can play anywhere.”
Robinson, who has 5.2 speed in the 40-yard dash, also has lost about 15 pounds since last season, becoming leaner and more muscular. The Gamecocks plan to use him at tackle. He is South Carolina’s fifth O-line commitment and 12th overall.
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