It's been a long and windy road the last couple of months for the highly touted Lewisville (Texas) Hebron athlete/running back Derke Robinson. The Rivals250 member was committed to Texas for sometime, but a misunderstanding about taking other visits, caused the 6-foot, 193-pound four-star to jump back on the market.
It was Arizona over schools like Iowa State, Kansas State, Tennessee, and others that made a big push for the No. 14 rated athlete in the country. Just days ago, it ended up paying off when Robinson announced his decision for the Wildcats.
"I'm headed to Arizona," Robinson said. "It was everything about it. The coaches, the players, they were all great. When I went there, it seemed like they really wanted me there. They said I could step in and make an impact."
Robinson, the No. 31 rated overall prospect in Texas, says that a big part of his decision had to do with his recruiting coach Josh Heupel.
"Even when I was committed, he stayed committed to me," Robinson said. "He was always treating me with great respect. He'd check in with me and always text message me every chance he got. Coach Heupel stayed informed to let me know the real deal."
Though things have been completely up in the air since his situation with Texas, he understands that it seems to have worked out for the best.
"Yeah, you know things happen for a reason," Robinson said. "This is the best opportunity for me and hopefully I can start next year and do big things for Arizona."