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Virginia DB impressed with Maryland

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Cornerback DeNathian Robinson out of Hampton (Va.) Phoebus has already attended junior days at Maryland and Virginia. Where will he be next and what is his recruiting situation?
"Virginia was ok," he said. "It was a fun trip, but what really stood out were the freedoms the players get. I like the stuff the players get like equipment and apparel on the field.
"It was good at Maryland," he said. "I like the structure of the whole program and they are very organized, they had their priorities in order. What really stood out from the trip were the graduation ratio of the players and the fact that most of their players graduate."
What did he think about both programs?
"I have to say the schools had two different outlooks of football for college," he said. "Maryland was more focused on education and school work, while Virginia focused on football. I liked Maryland a lot better than Virginia for that."
New schools Robinson has received interest from include Syracuse and Georgetown. He has also received interest from Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.
Does he have any favorites early in recruiting?
"I'm not really favoring anyone right now, I'm still wide open."
One school Robinson still hopes to hear from is West Virginia.
"I just like the colors and the way their team plays together and they seem like a place I'd like to go."
This spring the cornerback prospect is training in preparation for the upcoming Nike Camp at Virginia Tech.
"I'm working on my weight lifting and running," he said. "I'm getting my self in physical shape for the camp right now."
As for this summer, Robinson's only camp scheduled is Virginia.
Last season, Robinson posted 31 catches for 585 yards and eight touchdowns. On defense he recorded seven interceptions as Phoebus went 9-3 and reached the regional finals. He went on to be named all-district, second team all-region and honorable mention all-state.
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