Tech Keeping In Contact WR Robinson

Melvin Robinson

Receiver Melvin Robinson transferred high schools to be closer to home, and should get plenty of exposure on the field from the move. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Robinson holds an offer from West Virginia and is getting interest from North Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Melvin Robinson changed schools to be closer to his father, and he is hoping the move also does something to spark his recruitment.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Robinson holds an offer from West Virginia and is getting serious interest from North Carolina. He is also hearing from Virginia Tech, a school he is eager to hear from more.

"I've been getting letters from them, and that's one of my top schools that I would like to go to," Robinson said. "If Tech pulls the trigger, then that might be my school."

Robinson knows a bit about the Hokies.

"I like the atmosphere," Robinson said. "I've been talking to a lot of people. The only school I really visited was Penn State, and I see it's electrifying there. And (Virginia Tech) is closer to home. I think I could make something happen there."

Robinson was slated to visit North Carolina a few weeks ago, but had to cancel the trip. He is yet to reschedule, but remains highly interested.

"They have a receiver slot open and they think I could take care of the job," he said.

Robinson made 30 catches for 600 yards and five touchdowns as a junior at Annondale (Va.) High, but transferred to Gwynn Park (Brandywine, Md.) after spending time with his cousins in Virginia.

"I wanted to come home and be with my dad and make sure he is all right," Robinson said. He acknowledged the move was difficult because of the unfamiliarity with his new team, but once training camp opened Robinson quickly adapted.

"We all get a long, and I just started making jokes and talking with everything because I didn't know anyone," he said. "Now I know everyone. It was kind difficult. It was a little awkward, but some of the guys I played basketball with, so I knew them.

"I introduced myself and am trying to be a team leader."

Robinson, whose 40-yard dash time is consistently in the 4.4s, said his value to Gwynn Park will go beyond his receptions.

"I think I have to show team leadership, senior leadership, stepping up to the plate when things are needed to be done on the field," Robinson said. "I have to be good in the classroom, conducting myself in the right way around everyone and show a good attitude. It's doing all the small things and letting the big things take care of themselves."

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