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Syracuse lands Cleveland product

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Micah Robinson committed to Syracuse on Monday night, giving the Orange 27 commitments in the class of 2010. The 6-foot-3 defensive end made an official visit to the Big East school last weekend.
"I enjoyed myself there, it was pretty good," Robinson said. "I got to see a different part of the country, which is why I liked it the most."
Robinson picked Syracuse over several scholarship offers, including Kanas, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Louisville. But he said Akron and Syracuse were the only two schools recruiting him hard down the stretch.
"I just felt the most comfortable at Syracuse," Robinson said. "I like the defensive line coach [Jimmy Brumbaugh]. I like the techniques he teaches, and I feel more comfortable using those techniques and that playing style. He teaches using the hands and staying square. There is a lot more to it than that, you have to hear it from him. Coach Shafer was my other lead recruiter. He is from the Cleveland area [Painesville, OH]. He likes that I am a Cleveland kid, so he really did a nice job of recruiting me and put hard work into getting me to come to Syracuse."
Robinson expects to play defensive end in coach Brumbaugh's defense.
"I am mostly a pass rusher," Robinson said. "That is what I do, I use power and speed."
Robinson said he does not know what he wants to major in, but he took notice to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
"I don't know if I will study in the program, but I liked what they offer to the students. I would enjoy doing that. I also liked the apartments on campus set up. It has a village feel to it. There are athletes and students in there."
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