If Georgia Tech had a scholarship to offer, Darius Robinson might flip on Clemson and commit to the Yellow Jackets today.
That wasn’t his words exactly but it certainly was the inference of this dynamic defensive back from Atlanta’s Westlake High.
“It’s really interesting because Georgia Tech is one of my favorite schools and has been a long time,” said Robinson, who committed to the Tigers on July 30. “I have a lot of friends there and my family has always liked Tech and would probably like the idea of me staying close to home for college. I’m committed to Clemson but I’d probably have to open things up if Tech offered.”
The Jackets are clearly thinking about it. Robinson said he has remained in communication with Tech cornerbacks coach Charles Kelly and wide receivers coach Buzz Preston and that Kelly recently called to ask him if he was still interested.
Robinson responded with a resounding “yes.”
Robinson said the Jackets told him this summer they did not have a scholarship to offer him. As it is, the Yellow Jackets actually already have commitments for all 13 scholarship slots they will have open for next fall with two other firm offers already extended (DE Kareem Martin of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and LB Justin Parker of Beaufort, S.C.).
Unless, that is, some additional spots come open. Several Tech juniors could opt to enter the NFL draft.
“[Georgia Tech] said depending on how many of those guys leave this year I might get an offer,” Robinson said.
That said, the Tigers aren’t going to walk away quietly. Clemson coaches came by Westlake High on Wednesday. Auburn, Michigan, South Carolina and Tennessee have dropped in, too.
Too bad for Tech it doesn’t have a full boat of 25 scholarships to offer this season. There are a number of good players that would like to sign on with the ACC champions. On Thursday, assistant coach Mike Sewak was at Camden County High School and met with running back Ean Days.