OL James Robinson is close. But upon reflection, he said he’s not quite there yet.
“I can definitely see myself playing there at Washington State. My visit was great, I loved everything about it. I’m definitely leaning towards Washington State more than some of the other schools I’m looking at and who are looking at me…I definitely felt I was a Cougar when I met all the coaches, they were just so warm and welcoming,” said Robinson, out of City College of San Francisco (11-0).
For Robinson (6-5, 320), it might come down to Wulff or Price.
“I am taking another visit this weekend (UTEP),” said Robinson. “I plan on signing the first day of the signing period on Dec. 15.
“My parents were here (for the WSU in-home), and he got to know them and get on a personal level with us. The meeting went really great. And I’m pretty sure WSU was seeking a final decision on where I would sign... I told them definitely not to worry... I just want to sign and make my decision on Signing Day. And before that I just want to cross my t’s, dot my i’s.”
WHILE WASHINGTON STATE is the the frontrunner with UTEP trying to make up ground, Robinson, who prepped at Salesian High in Richmond, Calif., said other schools are still lurking.
“Miami is showing some interest, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Idaho, Stonybrook, that’s kind of my roundup right now..my only offers right now are Washington State, UTEP and Stonybrook. Everyone else is kinda coming in the game late and I’m a mid-year graduate, so I can’t really make the visits I want to and I have to be very selective,” said Robinson.
Robinson has one more in-home visit scheduled, with UTEP. He said Price and assistant Bob Connelly were coming by the house this week.
WHILE ROBINSON PLAYED d-line at CCSF his first year, he moved to the o-line this season, and all schools are recruiting him on that side of the ball.
“Coach Wulff and coach Morton both talked a lot about how they’re looking for players with good character -- they said they liked my character and the leadership abilities I can bring to a team. They said I definitely know how to contribute to winning, and I’m open to learning..I’m pretty sure they’re going to have me drop some pounds, and I’d like to be around 305-310… I have three years with my redshirt, so two active years,” said Robinson.
CCSF (11-0) took the Northern California football championship this season and was ranked No. 1 in the final CCCAA/CCCFCA Northern Poll. They go for their seventh state championship Dec. 11 in Walnut against Mount San Antonio (12-0, No. 1 in final CCCAA/CCCFCA Southern Poll.)