There is an argument that athlete prospect Gerell Robinson (6-4, 210, 4.52) from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton is the number one prospect in the Grand Canyon State this season. It could also be said that he is one of the nation's best as he could end up playing a variety of positions on the D-I level and be highly successful.
The Arizona Wildcats received his verbal commitment last November, but now it seems that he has opened things up a bit and has to be considered a soft commit.
Robinson has written offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota and UTEP. He has verbal offers from UCLA, Oregon State and Florida.
Though Robinson is a soft verbal to Arizona, he is planning on taking all five of his allowed official visits.
Robinson is being recruited as an athlete by some schools, while others like him as a quarterback and others think he will make his impact as a safety.
The team he has a soft commit to the Arizona Wildcats, likes him as a quarterback.
"I like Arizona's program and the direction they are going," Robinsons said. "I like their coaches, I think they're good and their offensive system fits my talents as a dual-threat quarterback.
Earlier in the spring Robinson took an unofficial visit to UCLA.
"I liked UCLA a lot," Robinson said. "The location is perfect.
"The layout of the campus was nice. It's not too big and everything you could want is there.
"I met with all of UCLA's coaches and I'm definitely interested in them," Robinson said. "I'll be watching them. I want to check up on my teammate Glenn Love and see how he's doing there from time to time.
Robinson will probably take two more unofficial visits to Nebraska and Minnesota.
"Nebraska has a strong football program and great tradition," Robinson said. Minnesota is putting in the spread and Coach Tim Brewster is a very good coach and he sounds like he knows what he's doing. Coach Brewster is also a very good recruiter."
Three schools that have been coming on strong of late are USC, LSU and Notre Dame. Robinson is happy with the attention.
"All three of those schools are big time programs," Robinson said. "You get a lot of exposure.
Notre Dame and Ohio State are also showing Robinson some attention.
Robinson would like to have his decision made before the state championship game in December.
Robinson is a terrific all-around athlete who is usually a three-sport standout but put off basketball and baseball his junior season to concentrate his efforts on football. He is currently working out with Steve Clarkson of Air 7 working on his quarterbacking skills.
Regarding his baseball skill, Robinson has impressive enough credentials that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have contacted his family.
As a junior while playing primarily safety, Robinson racked up 72 tackles, and had eight picks earning him all-state and all-region honors in the bargain. He was also selected MVP at the US Army All-American combine.
In the weight room, Robinson currently bench presses 265, squats 385, power cleans 220 and has recorded a 35-inch vertical jump.
Robinson has great athletic bloodlines his uncle is Glen "Big Dog" Robinson of Purdue and NBA fame.