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Robbins continues to attract new interest

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Oro Valley (Ariz.) Canyon Del Oro safety prospect Josh Robbins enters the fall with seven offers to his credit, but there are other schools that will be keeping an eye on the 6-3, 195-pound prospect this fall.
"I know there are seven [offers] - UNLV, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, SDSU, NAU and Oregon State," Robbins said. "I've talked to the coach from Washington and I talked to the coach from Oregon State most recently. That's it for phone calls, but I've been receiving a lot of letters."
Washington is one of the schools that will be keeping an eye on Robbins this fall, as evidenced by their early September phone call.
"[The Washington coach] was just talking to me about how recruiting is going and that they are looking at me," Robbins said. "He didn't specifically say anything about [an offer]."
Throughout the recruiting process, Robbins has been developing relationships with recruiters at the schools on his list and he is becoming close with a few of those coaches.
"The coach from UofA [David Nichol], he was actually the first coach I met my junior year. Ever since then, I see him around and that's my dog," Robbins said. "I was talking with the coach from Oregon State [Mike Cavanaugh]the other day and he was a pretty cool dude. I like him a lot. The coach from UNLV [Gary Bernardi]is a family friend, so I have a pretty good relationship with him."
Arizona was one of the first schools that offered Robbins and the Wildcats' ties to his family could make them tough to beat.
"I've had uncles, my dad and my mom even went to UofA, so just having that whole legacy, it would be kind of cool to keep that tradition," Robbins said. "But my options are open right now."
Robbins' father, Randy Robbins, was an all Pac-10 performer for Arizona in the early 1980's, but whether or not the Wildcats will land the legacy recruit will not be determined until sometime this winter.
"I'm going to wait until after the season is over so I can take [official] visits with my family," Robbins said. "I haven't really made any [visit] plans."
Robbins focus for now is on his Canyon Del Oro team and their 2009 season. They won their first two games of the season and will face Tuscon High on Friday.
"I've done pretty good. I have a touchdown and an INT so far," Robbins reported. "I think I improved defensively. I just feel a lot more comfortable on the field and I can read things a lot better than last year."
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