UConn Lands New Jersey Cornerback As No.11 Commit To 2015 Class

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The run continues….

What’s goin on?

We’re not just talking numbers we’re talking guys who are going to fill needs.

Anyway, UConn’s latest commit is John Robinson, a 6-2, 185 pound cornerback from Dwight Morrow High in Englewood, N.J.. He committed to the program Saturday morning becoming the 11th player  in the Class of 2015 so far.

“They had offered me prior to my visit and I was really excited because UConn, actually, was on my top schools list of schools for a while of where I wanted to go to,” Robinson said by phone Saturday. “I took the visit and I just loved Coach [Anthony] Poindexter [defensive coordinator and safeties coach]. And with Coach [Josh] Reardon my defensive backs coach, it just felt like home I loved the atmosphere, I just want to play for Coach Poindexter and Coach Reardon and [Head] Coach [Bob] Diaco  They run the same system I run in high school.”


“I just felt like UConn was the place for me. I met a lot of the other commits before I committed , Tyler Davis [QB, Bellmore, N.Y.], Ben Hartwick [tight end Mahwah, N.J.], they were guys who just kind of help me make my decision, I definitely want to play with them. They already treat me like a brother,

“After Tyler committed he reached out to me and I was always thinking about committing but he was just on me. He was saying all the things I was already thinking in my head. He just reiterated it to me.

“I asked my coach today if I had his blessing if I committed and he said ‘if you think it’s what you want  to do 100 percent’ and it was. I spoke to Tyler a little bit today I said, ‘Tyler I have some good news today.”

“We’re the new generation UConn Huskies and we want to start out strong,” Robinson said.

Robinson had offers from New Hampshire and Albany in hand but he said Rutgers was on him hard and he felt the school was about to offer him a scholarship. Temple was rolling in hard, too but his cousin {Frosh WR Juwann Winfree], wanted to him to hold on a little longer for an offer from the Terrapins.

“I didn’t want to wait and if I had those offers I just would have had them. I still would have picked UConn because that’s where I want to go.”


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