DAVENPORT, Fla. -- One of the top prospects at Sunday’s Nike The Opening event in Orlando was ESPN Junior 300 wide receiver James Robinson IV. The No. 36-ranked prospect in the Class of 2017 has received verbal offers from many of the top programs in college football, but is beginning to narrow his focus with a decision possible in March.
“Right now with the process, I’m thinking day by day about where I want to spend the next few years of my life,” Robinson said. “Right now it’s Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Clemson.”
With Clemson having been trending for months, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Robinson is contemplating making a commitment in the coming weeks.
“I’m close, and then I’m not close. I could decide soon, but only time will tell.”
The nation’s No. 4-ranked receiver broke down the top four Sunday:
Clemson: It’s a great facility, and they have been treating me like family since they started recruiting me. I talk with head coach Dabo Swinney a lot.
Florida: That’s my dream school, and I have been going back and forth for a minute. I have to get back up there and spend a little bit more time with the coaches.
Oklahoma: It’s been a month or two since they offered me, and we have been talking a lot. I’ve got good chemistry with them. I have good relationships with them, and that’s all it takes.
Ohio State: That’s another school that I’ve always liked, and now they have my dream head coach – Coach Urban Meyer.
“I’m looking for a home,” Robinson said. “Relationships with the coaches and players are big. I can commit, but it’s when I sign that paper is when it’s final. It will be about the relationships.”
Should the No. 9-ranked prospect in the state of Florida commit in the near future, the book would not be closed on his recruitment. Robinson says he plans to make official visits even if he gives a verbal this spring.