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Rutgers commit talks O-D Bowl

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Delray (Fla.) West Boca wide receiver Robinson Alexis had a solid showing at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl last week. The Rutgers commit showed solid hands and speed and ran good routes, proving that he could be a major contributor for the Scarlet Knights before all is said and done. He sat down with Rivals.com and talked about his experience at the game and his commitment.
Alexis was added to the East roster for the game the night before practice began thanks to a roster spot opening up late.
"I wasn't expecting it," he said. "I got a call from my brother and they told me to call Rivals.com."
He talked about going against the East defensive backs, including Miami commit Doug Wiggins, every day in practice.
"It was all right," he said. "It was pretty tough out there. It was a pretty good challenge. I haven't been around a lot of those guys. There's competition everywhere. I bring competition to them, they bring competition to me. It's the next thing before the next level."
Alexis spoke about what makes him a Division I-A prospect.
"I've got a little speed on me, so watch out for that," he said. "Most of the time, I'm going to try and outrun you and make a play that way."
His commitment to Rutgers came down to relationships and a sense of belonging.
"When I went on my official visit, I felt the love there," he said. "I brought the love from my high school coach to coach Greg Schiano. He treated me good just like my coach. When my recruiting coach for Rutgers came down, they hit it off with me, with my coach and with my mom."
Does Alexis expect to see the field early?
"They talked to me if I can get my size up, I can play," he said. "My speed is there."
Alexis currently is a high (5.4) two-star rated prospect by Rivals.com.
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