Badgers are second to offer QB

Quarterback Andrew Robinson out of Baltimore (Md.) Calvert Hall College picked up his second offer of the season from the Big Ten.
The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder received the offer from Wisconsin.
"It's actually kind of interesting, I haven't gotten much mail from them and then they offered. They told me they've never recruited anybody out of Baltimore before," he said. "The guy recruiting me from Wisconsin is Syracuse's coach Chris White's brother, so they must have been talking about me I guess. It's kind of funny.
"I don't know that much about Wisconsin because the offer came out of the blue, but I've heard the campus is beautiful and they have a great football program that went 9-3 last year. I'm going to call them back after I receive the offer in the mail and have questions ready for them."
Where does the offer put the Badgers in the mix for Robinson?
"Wisconsin is definitely one of my top schools," he said. "Obviously it's going to be closer to the top of my list because I have two offers, but I'm still staying wide open and whoever offers I'll take a hard look at."
Plenty of schools showed interest in the quarterback prospect during the evaluation period.
"I received visits and calls from Virginia, Connecticut, Duke, Maryland, Syracuse, Marshall, Boston College, Stanford, Northwestern, Temple, Buffalo, Wake Forest, Louisville and some of the Ivy League," he said. "I was really impressed with coach Banks from Maryland; he was a really great guy. Coach Poindexter out of Virginia is very enthusiastic and also stood out.
"I've also been in contact regularly with Syracuse's coaches Applewhite, White and head coach Greg Robinson. I talk to him quite a bit and he definitely impresses me and wants to talk with me once a week and I'm developing a good relationship with him."
What does Robinson think of being in regular contact with former Texas signal-caller and current Syracuse quarterbacks coach Major Applewhite?
"I didn't remember him too much because I was mainly a professional football fan," he said. "My dad knew who he was and he's a young and energetic coach, I can relate to him more. He's a guy that's been there and done that, he's dealt with all the hype, fans and I have someone to look to for advice."
With the regular contact and offer from Syracuse, does that mean the Orangemen lead the way?
"I'm still staying wide open," he said. "I'm looking a lot at Maryland, Virginia, Boston College, Duke and Wisconsin as well. If more teams come out of nowhere like Wisconsin did, I'll have to widen my list even more and I don't have any problem doing that."
Recently the quarterback made an appearance at the Maryland senior day camp.
"It was fun, they had a whole senior day presentation and I got to tour the campus and meet the coaches," he said. "I'm developing a good relationship with the coaches there and it was good to meet with local players. I ended up running a 4.8-second 40-yard dash and had a 33-inch vertical. I only got five reps in one-on-one drills, but I thought I did decent and the coaches were really impressed with my 40 and vertical. They told me that they'll let me know where I stand with them soon."
This summer Robinson is headed to Virginia, Syracuse, Boston College, Duke and Wisconsin for visits. Last we were told Robinson was looking to make a decision as early as July.
"It's still probably the case, but I'm trying to stay open," he said. "I don't want to force myself into anything, but if I'm ready by early July then I will. If not, I'll wait it out. But I'm looking to probably make my decision close to or around that time. I just want to get it done with and I'll be coming off all my trips and they'll be fresh in my mind."
Robinson was named first team all-conference, second team all-Baltimore County and honorable mention all-state as he passed for 1,184 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The quarterback also carries an impressive 3.4 GPA. He is ranked as the No. 13 player in the pre-season Maryland Top 25.