There are always exciting and electrifying recruits from the Sunshine State. This season, one of the state's best game breakers is Nickell Robey. Robey, 5-8 and 165 pounds, is from Frostproof (Fla.) High School. This season he will be playing on both sides of the ball at running back, receiver and cornerback. He will also return kicks and punts.
In terms of scholarship offers Robey says he's up to a dozen. His most recent offer was from Georgia, a team that is definitely in the hunt for his signature on the first Wednesday in February.
"Yeah, they were the last two offer me and that was a few days ago," Robey said. "Georgia has such a rich tradition and they play good football. I love the atmosphere. I was up there visiting my cousin (running back) Carlton Thomas for their spring game. Georgia is like home to me. Carlton and I are tight, we are family. I had fun up there and Georgia is a serious contender for me."
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Early on Florida and Virginia Tech were the early leaders for Robey. Did the Dawgs enter the mix with his two early favorites?
"They did for sure. But right now I would say my top schools are Virginia Tech, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee and Miami. They have all offered but Miami."
Robey hopes to have a busy summer. He wants to camp at Michigan, Georgia, USF, Tennessee and Notre Dame.
"Of that group Tennessee and USF have offered but Notre Dame has not. They want to see me at camp. I know it will be a busy summer. I can't wait. I can't wait to meet some new people. I will make my rounds."
Robey and his teammates at Frostproof will play their spring game at Haines City (Fla.) High School on May 9th at 7:30.