It is very common for college football teams to try to raid the talent-rich Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads region in Southeast Virginia. Last night Clemson and Penn State threw their names into the ring for Hampton (Va.) Phoebus sophomore defensive back Robbie Robinson.
"Phoebus alumni Tajh Boyd played quarterback at Clemson for the last four years," said the 5-foot-9, 162-pound Robinson. "Since I was younger I watched that program and was a fan.
"When I was younger I had a friend that moved up to Penn State," he said. "When I went up there I got a tour of the campus and I always liked them too. I just happy both these schools offered."
Robinson is beginning to schedule a few visits and already has one planned out.
"The weekend after the Rivals Camp I'm going to visit Clemson," Robinson said. "That's the only one planned right now but we're going to try to get to Virginia for their spring game and we'll try to get up to Penn State."
Robinson has been in touch with a number of coaches.
"I talked to coach Beatty from Wisconsin the other week," he said. "I also talk to an Ohio State coach every now and then. There are some others too."