Miami (Fla.) Southridge four-star athlete Lamar Robbins took his second official visit over the weekend when he made his way to Morgantown for West Virginia’s game against Kansas State.
Oklahoma will receive Robbins' next visit.
“It was a real good time,” Robbins said. “When I first got there, the weather wasn’t really good but later on that day it started to warm up and it got better.”
The versatile 6-foot-3, 188-pound prospect is drawing interest from Dana Holgorsen and his staff for both sides of the ball, but he has an expectation for where he would line up at if he were to pick the Big 12 program.
“They were originally recruiting me as a corner, but any time I am on the phone with them and again on the visit they were saying I could play both ways,” Robbins said. “They definitely want me as a cornerback, but they are going to give me a chance to play both ways. But coaches are going to do what they want to do.”
Presuming he ends up on defense at the next level, Robbins definitely saw an opportunity to contribute for the Mountaineers.
“Watching that defense, I definitely saw an opportunity,” Robbins said. “I wanted to play in the game for them honestly. … Most of their secondary is young, but they definitely need some help.”
Robbins spent a great deal of his visit with freshman wide receiver Travares Copeland, who hails from the Sunshine State.
“He was just saying that the system is easy to catch on to on the offensive side of the ball,” Robbins said. “I asked him how long it took him to get familiar with the area, and he said it didn’t really take that long. He said that he familiarized himself with the campus and everything around it pretty quickly when he came in during the summer.”
The visit was impressive enough to the South Florida prospect that he admits committing crossed his mind, but that doesn’t fit the approach he is taking to his recruitment.
“Watching the teams and seeing the help they need, you always consider it,” Robbins said. “I considered it when I went to Purdue for the Michigan game too.
“But I don’t want to rush into a commitment,” Robbins added. “I want to take all of my visits and consider everybody. I am not just considering the five schools that I will take a visit to, I am considering every offer that I have.”
Robbins plans to take an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend for their game against Notre Dame. That will mark his third official visit, as he officially visited Purdue prior to West Virginia. He intends to take his fourth and fifth officials, but doesn’t know the destinations at this time.
With more than three dozen offers to his name, Robbins doesn’t have a specific list of favorites or leaders.
“There is no favorite or leader or anything like that,” Robbins said. “I am going to look at those schools showing me the best interest and go from there.
“I can’t really claim a leader right now,” Robbins added. “I am keeping my choices open right now just so I can make the right decision. West Virginia, I am definitely going to be looking at them after this visit. I liked it and a lot of things about them.”
Some of the specific schools that Robbins mentioned as showing a great deal of interest were Louisville, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and UCLA, as well as Purdue and West Virginia.
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