Robinson Remains A Priority

Robinson Remains A Priority

Fairfax (VA) Paul VI guard Stanford Robinson is a key weapon for Team Takeover, but a recent injury had kept him off the floor prior to the second session of the EYBL in Hampton, Virginia.

Fairfax (VA) Paul VI guard Stanford Robinson is a key weapon for Team Takeover, but a recent injury had kept him off the floor prior to the second session of the EYBL in Hampton, Virginia.

"This was my first weekend in the EYBL," Robinson said following the event. "Last weekend I didn't play due to a nasal fracture. I broke my nose in two places, and I had to have surgery.

"I'm supposed to be wearing a mask, but I just couldn't get a good feel out there with it on so I took it off. Sometimes it's hard for me to breathe and so you may see [Team Takeover head coach] Keith [Stevens] take me out of the game, but I'm getting used to it."

A 6-foot-4 guard who could play either backcourt position, most schools are recruiting the four-star prospect as a combo guard. He claims offers from programs such as Villanova, Rutgers, Virginia, Virginia Tech, NC State, Marquette, Maryland, Xavier, and Indiana with interest from Texas.

Robinson says he has already taken unofficial visits to Villanova, Rutgers, NC State, and Miami.

"When I went on those visits I really didn't know what I was looking for, so I didn't really have a visit that stood out," he said.

As of now, Robinson says he is hoping to take official visits to Marquette, Villanova, Rutgers, NC State, and Indiana but added that could change.

The Wolfpack, with assistant Rob Moxley heading up the recruitment, appears to be in good shape.

"NC State, what stands out about them is they are one of the few schools saying they need me," said Robinson. "When you hear a coach saying they need you, that's a different story. A lot of coaches want players, but it's the ones that need you. I think that's a school I would want to go to... a school that needs you.

"Also, I think Mark Gottfried lets his kids go out and play. As long as they are playing hard-nosed defense, I think he goes out there and lets them have a lot of freedom, and that is what my high school and Takeover is based on."

Another plus for NC State could be their 2012 recruiting class, which Robinson is very familiar with.

"I talk all the time with Rodney Purvis," he said. "We're great friends. He'll call me up and tell me I need to come down to NC State.

"That recruiting class is great. They have Tyler Lewis, who is one of the best point guards in the nation... they've got Rodney and T.J. Warren. Warren can play any position I feel like. That's a great class."

Robinson, who added that he doesn't have a leader or timeframe for making a decision, said he hopes to start narrowing his list down later in May or early in June.

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