Saint John (Ind.) Lake Central's Gelen Robinson is a budding prospect in the class of 2014 and he plans to take his recruitment to the next level with several camps this summer. One of those camps will be at Michigan, a school Robinson is already familiar with.
"A couple weeks ago, one of the Michigan coaches came up to the school," Robinson said. "I have been there, of course, with my brother because he was being recruited."
Robinson's brother, Glenn Robinson III, was a five-star basketball recruit in the class of 2012 who will arrive in Ann Arbor next fall. The younger Robinson has also taken an interest in the Wolverine's program.
"It would be pretty cool to go to the same school as my brother, but it would be best for me to carve my own path out," Robinson said. "I want to carve my own path, but in a way I would be because it is two different sports. Michigan is not just going to offer me because of my brother. They are obviously a great program with a great background and it would still take a lot of work to get there."
Robinson has seen several college coaches come through his school this spring. One of those was Purdue, another school he has connections to because his father was a star for the Boilermaker's basketball team in the 1990's.
"I look up to Purdue still and they are a really good school," Robinson said. "I like them and their program and I like them."
Illinois and Wisconsin coaches have also shown early interest in Robinson. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound prospect has played defensive end in high school, but could also project to linebacker.
"Most teams would probably like me to play linebacker, and I would feel comfortable in an outside linebacker spot," Robinson said.
The remainder of Robinson's summer camp schedule has yet to be planned out because he will juggle team camp and wrestling responsibilities this summer as well. Besides being a rising football prospect, Robinson is also a standout on the wrestling mat and placed third in the state of Indiana this past winter in the 220-pound weight class.