The news of Tom O'Brien's departure at NC State was a surprise for linebacker Artemis Robinson. However, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder remains firm after giving his pledge just a few weeks ago.
"Oh yes, I'm still committed," he said. "I'm pretty confident about my decision."
Robinson touched on what he still likes about the Wolfpack.
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"I love the atmosphere," he said. "I love being around the players and the school, the education.
"I love the education a lot. The fact Coach O'Brien won't be there isn't that big for me. It wasn't about the coaches; it's the school and education for me. When I decided to go there, it was the family atmosphere and I'm comfortable with everything. I've been around the school so much and I get along with Coach Tenuta and the defensive coordinator, Coach Archer."
Still, the news shocked Robinson.
"It surprised me," he said. "There were a lot of rumors about it before it actually happened, and I was surprised a little bit since NC State was bowl eligible this year and I thought everything would go smoothly."
Robinson held offers from Appalachian State, Duke, East Carolina, Elon, NC A&T, TCU and Wake Forest.