Veion Robinson, whose was partially named after former NFL star Deion Sanders, committed to Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound outside linebacker from Lovejoy High School picked MTSU over football scholarship offers from Tulane, Kent State and Furman.
“I was getting a lot of interest from a lot of other schools,” Robinson said. “Miami wanted to offer me but they wanted to see more film. Middle Tennessee was willing to take me now as I was, and said they could mold me into something. The coaches there seem genuine, and really seem to want me to do well.
“The first time I met [coach Rick Stockstill], he told me anytime I had a problem on the field, at home, or in my lovelife, to ‘take it back to him’ and he’d always have my back. That spoke to me. It seems like a real good program, and I wanted to go ahead and make it official.”
And what about that first name? “My mom, she’s a big Deion Sanders fan. She wanted to name me Deion. But my dad, he’s kind of a hothead. She was like ‘I know he’s not going to like that.’ So she put a V in front because his name is Victor.”
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