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Syracuse first to offer QB

Over spring break, quarterback Andrew Robinson out of Baltimore (Md.) Calvert Hall College visited six schools in six days. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect visited Syracuse, Boston College, Connecticut, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke.
The quarterback also picked up an offer from Syracuse on Tuesday.
"It was definitely very exciting and the first one is always the hardest to get," he said. "I got to meet quarterbacks coach Major Applewhite and head coach Greg Robinson and the facilities were great. It was a great visit to Syracuse.
"My recruiting coach Chris White took us around the facilities and also told us about the academics of Syracuse," he said. "After that we sat in on the team meetings and quarterback meetings and watched spring practice. I think the program definitely fits my style of play and I like the West Coast offense they run like the Denver Broncos."
Robinson then went on to Boston College.
"Boston College was very good," he said. "I toured the facilities and saw the campus and watched a practice and I got to talk to the quarterback's coach Dana Bible. Coach Willis is my recruiting coach and he seems like a really great guy and is really genuine. They told me straight, to get an offer you have to come to camp. They also have a great campus in Boston and are now in the ACC with tougher competition. They're quarterbacks coach is a fiery guy and I think players feed off that and work harder."
On Wednesday, Robinson hit Connecticut.
"Again I toured the facilities and talked to the quarterback coach," he said. "The quarterback coach was coached by my high school coach so we sort of had a connection there. Also they have a great campus and they are a great up and coming program, it was a great visit."
Finally, at the end of the week Robinson hit North Carolina schools.
"Duke was great," he said. "I knew coach Bill O'Brien before from Maryland and he took us around the campus and I also got to know coach Roof too. We got to watch a practice and tour the facilities.
"North Carolina wasn't sure who I was," he said. "But the campus is awesome there and a student toured the facilities with us and I got to meet up with the recruiting coach and my area coach.
"Finally, I got to North Carolina State on Saturday morning," he said. "We toured the facilities and watched a scrimmage and met with the quarterback coach and area coach and they both seem really interested."
Did any of the six visits stand out from the bunch?
"Syracuse obviously did because they were the first ones to offer me and the visit went great even before they offered and I can see I would fit in well there," he said. "Connecticut was great and I got to talk to the coaches for a while and my recruiting coach Rob Ambrose. Duke was good because I got to spend time with coach O'Brien, my recruiting coach, and he's a great coach and a great guy."
Who are Robinson's favorites right now?
"I'm definitely wide open," he said. "Syracuse is my favorite because they've offered, Virginia, Connecticut, Duke and Maryland."
The quarterback prospects visiting isn't over yet either, as he is hoping to make visits to Virginia, Maryland and Louisville in the next few weeks.
"I'm looking forward to talking to both schools during visits to at least watch spring practice," Robinson said. "I know Maryland needs a quarterback to sign and I would be a good fit, while Virginia has great academics and a great football program. I've watched Louisville a lot on television and they have a great offense and great coaches and staff and it seems they have great quarterbacks coming out of there every year."
This spring besides making visits, Robinson is working out in preparation for the Nike Camp at Penn State, Super 100 in Maryland and maybe the Elite Eleven in Atlanta in May.
"I'm throwing with my wide receivers every day," he said. "I'm running one day a week and doing agilities after lifting which I do two days a week. I've been training like this for a while and I'm hoping to run middle 4.8-second 40-yard dash at the combines."
Last season, Robinson threw for 1,184 yards and 15 touchdowns as he was named first team all-conference, second team all-Baltimore County and honorable mention all-state.