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ASU lands a good one

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After raving about his recent visit to Tempe, it seemed like only a matter of time before Fairfield (Calif.) linebacker Jamarr Robinson committed to Arizona State. That ended up happening last night as the Sun Devils picked up one of the top players in the West region.
Robinson, 6-2, 240 pounds took an official visit to ASU two weeks ago and couldn't say enough about how enjoyable the visit was. Although he said he would take a few more visits, he also added that he could go ahead and commit early as well and that's just what happened.
"Jamarr called me last night and told me he had just committed to ASU," Fairfield head coach Eric Barber said. "I'll tell you what, ASU is getting one hell of a player. There were a lot of schools who kept saying they wanted to wait or they needed more film. I didn't get that because in my eyes, Jamarr is the real deal.
"He's big, fast, very athletic and has a great work ethic. He's as good a person as he is a football player and has a great attitude. He's really the total package on the field and off. He and his mom both just really fell in love with ASU on the visit. Jamarr loved the coaches and his mom loved the academic support system they have set up. The key thing is Jamarr was just very comfortable with everything there. He also loves the depth chart and feels there is a good chance he'll be able to step in and play within two years and that was important to him."
Barber said in the past week or so, he was seeing signs that Robinson was becoming more and more comfortable with playing at ASU.
"He came up to me and started talking about how ASU was going to beat USC," Barber said. "He was acting like he was already part of the team. I knew he wanted to commit early and I grilled him pretty good to make sure it was what he wanted to. I told asked him, 'what if this school comes and offers, what about this school.' He just kept saying ASU is what he wanted so I'm happy for him. It's a great pickup for ASU and Jamarr made a great choice as well. It's really a win-win for everyone."
Barber added that Robinson has been dominant on the field this year.
"He has been incredible in every game," Barber added. "I don't know how many tackles he has but it's a ton. Plus he has two interceptions, he has blocked two field goals, two punts, an extra point, he's just all over the field. No one has been able to run on us this year and that is largely due to Jamarr."
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