Robinson grabs his first BCS offer

Linebacker Artemis Robinson of Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County landed his first BCS scholarship offer on Wednesday. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder discussed the offer along with the significant interest that has come in recently.
"Recruiting is going pretty good," he said. "I got an offer from Duke on Wednesday. I took a visit there and it went very well."
The offer puts Robinson at two, with North Carolina A&T being his first.

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Robinson reflected on the big offer from the Blue Devils.
"I was pretty excited," he stated. "It's big, that's a solid offer from Duke. The biggest thing I look at is the education and Duke has it. That is the main thing I'm looking at in a school if football doesn't work. I need an education to fall back on. It's a very solid offer."
The visit to Duke this week was his first ever to the school.
"Overall it's a beautiful campus," he said. "They have a lot of great things on the campus, a huge chapel and beautiful facilities that are nice. I respect the offer a lot. I respect everything about it. The coaches were great. Coach Cutcliffe and I really caught a vibe when I first met him. Overall, it's a great place."
Meanwhile, Robinson is getting looks from other schools including Minnesota, Miami, South Carolina, Ball State, Appalachian State, Furman and Elon.
Up next for Robinson may be a few visits.
"Well, this fall I plan on visiting Miami, South Carolina, North Carolina and NC State," he said. "Of those schools, I know Miami is trying to get me to visit. They are close to offering from what I'm hearing."
Interestingly, Robinson claims no favorites, but has ties to one school.
"Right now I'm just open," he said. "But, I would say I'm a fan of NC State because my brother Terrell Manning played there. I love the campus and it's a nice place. They have really nice coaches."
With regards to what he's looking for in a school, one item is key for the linebacker.
"Definitely location matters, because I want to be close to family," he said.
"Outside of that, I want to have a good education and then great coaches and great fans."
Last year, Robinson helped Scotland County to a state championship as he registered 94 tackles and two interceptions while earning All-Conference honors.