First offers in for Robbins

Miami (Fla.) Southridge cornerback Lamar Robbins had been waiting for his first offer to come in. Over the past few days, a trio of schools have come along for the 6-foot-3, 175-pound defensive back.
"I got an offer from South Florida, FIU, and Western Kentucky," Robbins said. "South Florida was the first school to offer me. They offered me last week. I think it was Friday."
Robbins spoke with a coach from each school. He shared a little insight into the conversations that he had.

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"USF, Coach Vernon (Hargreaves) contacted me and he got my film and transcripts," Robbins said. "He said he was going to get back to me in a week and the next thing you know he calls and I've got an offer.
"I spoke with Coach (Eric) Mathies at Western Kentucky," Robbins continued. "I called him and he asked what I was doing. He told me that they saw my film and they liked it. He said they were offering me. He asked me if I was excited and I told him I was. He then told me to make it seem like I was excited, so I did. He then talked to me about what they liked about me.
"Coach (Frank) Ponce from FIU is who told me they were offering," Robbins added. "He had a lot to say really. He just told me about why they wanted me and told me more about FIU."
At this stage of the process, Robbins said he views each offer the same way.
"Right now all of them are pretty equal," Robbins said. "They are the first three, so they will always stand out."
Robbins said he believes that his next offer will come from Florida State or UCLA. Miami is also showing an interest in Robbins and he had the opportunity to take a one-day visit to their campus in February. He plans to see other schools during the spring and summer months, but has no specific plans at this time with regards to those trips.
The versatile prospect contributed as a defensive back and wide receiver as a junior at Southridge. He said schools are leaving the door ajar with regards to where he would line up if he were to opt for their squad.
"Honestly, most of them are saying it is on me," Robbins said. "If I want to play defensive back, then it is defensive back. If I want to play wide receiver, then it is wide receiver. They are giving me the choice. They are recruiting me as an athlete. Right now I can't really decide which spot I like more, but I am starting to feel I am developing really well at defensive back."
As a junior, Robbins recorded four interceptions on defense.