Miami (Fla.) Carol City tight end/offensive tackle Akeem Robinson has three schools at the top of his list as he prepares for his senior season.
“Right now it’s Florida, Miami and Rutgers,” he said. “Those are the three that are recruiting me the most, and I got to go camp at all of their schools this summer.”
Robinson (6-5, 260, 4.9) just returned from Florida’s camp.
“I had a great time there,” he said. “They kind of surprised me by playing me at both left tackle and tight end. They feel like I may not quite be fast enough for what they’re looking for at tight end, but I may be a real quick offensive lineman. I don’t mind that so much as long as I don’t get fat. If I could bulk up and be about 290 and all muscle, that would be cool, but I don’t want to look like some of these fat linemen.”
Robinson has attended two camps at Rutgers, which has offered him a scholarship. He also attended two camps at Miami – one for Nike and the other for the Hurricanes. He won the “Outstanding Effort Award” at the second Miami camp.
Where Florida is evaluating him as an offensive lineman, Miami likes him at tight end. Rutgers worked him out at both tight end and defensive end.
When asked if he’s received any indications that Florida and Miami will offer a scholarship, he said: “All they said was ‘Great job. We really like you. Keep working hard.’ That’s about all I have to go by.”
An offer from Florida would be well-received. Robinson has a cousin, Sekou Clark, who runs track for the Gators.
“He’s always trying to recruit me up there,” Robinson said. “He says I’d love it up there. From what I’ve seen, I think he’s right. It’s a great atmosphere. They have what I’m looking for education-wise, too. I want to major in TV broadcasting and communications. Florida and Rutgers both have real good schools for that.”
Robinson is also receiving interest from Maryland, Clemson, Boston College and N.C. State.
“I may look at them if they offer,” he said. “I’m still open to other schools.”
Academically, he has a 2.9 core GPA and scored a 740 on his first SAT attempt. Disappointed in that score, he’s going to take the test again in October.