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Robinson recaps Big Ten camps

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Four-star St. John (Ind.) Lake Central defensive end Gelen Robinson used the early summer camp season to work out with schools that have already offered and one that has not. He emerges from that stretch in much the same position he started.
"The last camp I went to was MSU," Robinson said. "It went good and I got to meet their d-line coach. I was with a good group of people, so I got a feel for how he coaches and got to meet some of the commits there.
Michigan State was the one school Robinson camped with this summer that has not yet offered and the Spartans did not immediately offer following his camp appearance.
"I got a chance to talk to their d-line coach a lot and I am still keeping in touch with them, so hopefully I can get that [offer] soon," Robinson said.
The other two camps Robinson attended this month were Purdue and Illinois, both schools that have already offered. His stop in Champaign was also an opportunity to see more of the Illini's campus.
"I actually have never been around the campus, so this time the coaches took me and my parents around campus a little bit," he said. "Overall it was pretty good. I liked it and my parents did too."
Robinson already had a strong feel for Purdue before he camped with the Boilermakers, but that trip answered some of his questions about the new coaching staff.
"When I went down there I got a better sense of their coaching staff and got to work with them at camp," Robinson said. "Purdue is looking really good and so far I can tell with their head coach he is going to come in and make a big impact."
With those three early summer camps complete, Robinson is sitting back and assessing where he goes next on the recruiting trail.
"I don't have any other camps planned right now," he said. "If something comes out I might go, but I'm looking to just sit down right now and look at my options. Hopefully this summer I can make a decision - late in the summer."
Two schools that have offered which Robinson has not yet visited are Missouri and Vanderbilt.
"Maybe if I get a chance I will get down and visit them," he said. "Those are definitely great schools, both SEC schools, so obviously they are a good option for anyone and I would definitely look at taking a visit."
A state champion wrestler, Robinson has decided to forego any summer wrestling tournaments as he focuses on his senior football season.
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