Irvington, N.J. High School has one of the best defensive tackles in the country this recruiting year. At 6-foot-4 and 319 pounds he has tremendous size and with a recorded 4.9 second 40-yard dash time he has good movement for that size.
Nathaniel Robinson also has approximately 30 scholarship offers to prove that he should be on most high school All-American lists this year.
As a junior Robinson had 76 tackles, 14 sacks, three fumble recoveries and five fumbles caused. He was also named first-team all-county for his performance.
Rivals profile database shows the following eight schools as his top eight: Georgia, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.
“Yeah, that is about it,” he said about his top eight schools. “That is about it.”
"I would probably say Miami, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Maryland, Georgia,” he said about his top five. He confirmed that Nebraska, Michigan State and Penn State would make up his second tier of favorites.
He might make official visits of some of his top schools and then hit the local colleges on unofficial trips.
“I could visit Rutgers, Virginia Tech and Maryland (unofficially),” Robinson said.
“I don’t know," he said about schools too far out of the East. "I will think about it. I’m not sure. It is possible.”
He said that weather conditions of the area would not be an issue. He does know exactly what he is looking for from a school of his choice.
“Basically like how many players they put in the NFL from the past six years," he said. "Also the percentage of blacks that they graduate as athletes, not even athletes, students period. Also the surroundings of the campus and the coaches are important. The people that I am going to around all of the time.”