Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton athlete Gerell Robinson, the state's top prospect, took his first official visit this past weekend to Oregon. Robinson has two more trips set up and could make his decision following his final trip.
Robinson, 6-4, 200 pounds is one of the elite athletes in the West region. He's being recruited as an athlete and could play quarterback, receiver or safety at the next level.
The trip to Eugene was Robinson's first and it made a very favorable impression on him.
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"I had a lot of fun, it was a good trip," Robinson said. "I really enjoyed hanging out with the other recruits on the trip. There were some good guys and we all got along well. It was also good meeting the players on the team and the coaches as well. The players all get along so well and that really made an impression on me.
"The game atmosphere was great. Oregon is known for having a loud stadium and a great game atmosphere and I definitely enjoyed seeing that first hand. The team played well and I love the crowd support they get. In Oregon, the Ducks are basically the only game in town so everyone gets behind them and really supports the team.
"Malachi Lewis was my host and he's a real good guy. He showed me around and I liked the city of Eugene a lot. It's a real college town and I can definitely see myself there and being comfortable.
"My next visit will be to Notre Dame in two weeks (Nov. 16) and then I'm going to Georgia Tech for Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 22). Those are the only visits I have set up right now and that could be all I take.
"I'm still looking at whether or not I want to take my last two visits or not but there's a chance the trip to Georgia Tech will be my last. If there was a school that I really wanted to visit, I would already have a visit date set with them.
"I'm just going to take these next two visits and if I feel like I still need to see more schools, I'll take another visit but if not, I'll just decide among those three schools. I was thinking about deciding at the Army All-American game but I think I want to decide before then now.
"I'm just looking for a place where I'll be comfortable and where I'll feel at home. After my Georgia Tech trip, I'll sit back and try and figure out where I should go. When I know, I'll go ahead and make my decision."