Demarcus Robinson: AJC Super 11 WR switches again, picks Clemson

In recruiting, there’s the initial commitment and flip. The rarest? A double flip.

AJC Super 11 WR Demarcus Robinson of Peach County High School completed the double flip on Monday when he switched his commitment for a second time, this time going from Florida to Clemson after returning from an official visit with the Gators over the weekend, according to his coach.

For the moment, Clemson appears to have won an intense recruiting battle for AJC WR Demarcus Robinson of Peach County HS (AP)

For the moment, Clemson appears to have won an intense recruiting battle for AJC Super 11 WR Demarcus Robinson of Peach County HS (AP)

Robinson, who is considered one of the state’s top prospects at his position, originally committed to Clemson but switched to Florida last week after an in-home visit last week with the Gators coaches, including Will Muschamp.

Despite losing Robinson, Clemson never gave up, dispatching several assistants to meet with the 4-star wide receiver last week.

Florida will have a tough time convincing Robinson to switch for a third time since Sunday night was the end of the NCAA’s contact period between college coaches and prospects. Robinson is also an early enrollee, and will begin taking college classes at the first of January.

With kids committing earlier and earlier, “double flippers” are becoming more common in football recruiting. One of UGA commits, RB-WR Tramel Terry, pledged twice to the Bulldogs and nearly made a third commitment recently, but decided to stick with UGA over Clemson. (Maybe that counts as three decisions, not sure)

Another AJC Super 11 selection, QB Eddie Printz of Lassiter High School, is also officially a rare “double flipper” – committing to SMU, switching because of a coaching change to UCLA, then claiming his scholarship offer was withdrawn by the Bruins and finally pledging to Missouri.

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37 comments Add your comment

Kramer

December 17th, 2012
3:58 pm

These kids are starting to make this recruiting stuff like a honey boo boo episode. Bad TV.
First?

Clay Gasy

December 17th, 2012
4:48 pm

Dabo just called Muschamp’s raise and went all in

nobody

December 17th, 2012
5:10 pm

Tramel Terry says he did tear his ACL. But his twitter says he will be back May or June. Does that mean he will still play next year?

travis

December 17th, 2012
5:13 pm

his hs coach is a d-bag probably gettin a check from clemson too

nobody

December 17th, 2012
5:16 pm

And he says on twitter that he will play next season. According to him. Not sure how medically sound that is, but take it for what you will.

Paddy

December 17th, 2012
5:39 pm

If it is a ACL tear, June seems a little optimistic. We will know more after the operation.

Whioch one of these kids...

December 17th, 2012
7:18 pm

…is on double secret probation at Faber College with Otter?

Neutral

December 17th, 2012
7:27 pm

Thank goodness he doesn’t want to be a BullDawg!!!

BCS Tiger

December 17th, 2012
7:37 pm

Travis shut yo mouth you jealous hick!

FRED

December 17th, 2012
7:50 pm

Another wack job this kid will be grief.

Delbert D.

December 17th, 2012
9:18 pm

If Demarcus Robinson can play defense, that would really help Clemson.

Douglas

December 17th, 2012
9:52 pm

We should not call these committed kids anymore — we should just call it: “Ok, which way is the wind blowing today.” I hope some of these kids who are some hung up on themselves fail miserably and learn a lesson.

GA Sandlapper

December 17th, 2012
9:56 pm

There needs to be an early signing period for football. I believe Basketball has one. This would make it easier on the athlete as well as the schools.

Uncle Kirk

December 17th, 2012
10:19 pm

Travis. Say that to his face…CHICKENSH!T

Buzzzed

December 17th, 2012
10:46 pm

Good for Clemson. Wish GT could go get that kid that flipped back to Vandy.

Turtle

December 18th, 2012
12:09 am

Come out and play Tampa Gator, lets hear your rationalization for this fail to get by the g8trs.

slydog

December 18th, 2012
12:20 am

Call me a conspiracy theorist but I believe Terry already knew his knee was injured. How can you be undecided one week, take a visit to Clemson that weekend, tear your ACL, then proclaim that you stayed committed to the Dawgs AFTER the injury. Either Carvell’s reporting is late, Terry never de-committed in the first place (the second time around), or Richt has a soft spot for fools who take gambles then injure themselves.

Mr Tiger

December 18th, 2012
12:26 am

This decision of Robinson’s to go back to Clemson (if indeed he stays with them) must give Mr. Carvel fits since his blatant prejudice against Clemson can rarely be disguised.

Neutral

December 18th, 2012
6:49 am

Does anyone know why UGa has not offered Carl Lawson and Tray Matthews scholarships? Is it grades, personal issues, etc.?

Neutral

December 18th, 2012
6:56 am

Ooooops, I meant Trey Johnson

SECheat

December 18th, 2012
7:57 am

Carvell is to UGA as Kornblut is to the Gamecoots….superfans who happen to have a blog with wet dreams of Richt/Spurrier.

Dawg

December 18th, 2012
8:44 am

Neutral-Carl Lawson stated he had 0 interest in UGA to begin with.
Also he fits the 4-3 better and not the 3-4 that UGA runs

Johnson was seen by UGA coaches multiple times in person, and Grantham did not see him fitting in his system and never extended the offer.

In my opinion in the offer ever went out to Johnson UGA would ahve had a solid shot

In the case of Lawson even if UGA offered I think the chances were slim as his interest was never there.

Bam

December 18th, 2012
8:45 am

@Neutral…Can’t sign 10 inside backers. Foster,oneal,Kimbrough,Rankins, and Carter was higher on their board. With Lawson I think its one of those thing were their defense don’t fit him. He’s a 4-3 defensive end and UGA runs a 3-4 defense.

Bam

December 18th, 2012
8:48 am

I think Lawson was interested in UGA, but his feeling was hurt when UGA didn’t offer early enough.

seabass

December 18th, 2012
8:57 am

I told ya! I told ya, I told ya, I told ya! Gator.

G-Dawg

December 18th, 2012
10:29 am

Wheres Tampa? LOL

Gene

December 18th, 2012
11:33 am

It would be nice if the sports media only reported scholarship signings like they used to do. These kids are teen-aged drama queens who savor the publicity and pandering from coaches. By the way, how is Crowell doing?

JFKDawg

December 18th, 2012
11:53 am

The very reason that this should not be news worthy. Let’s see, if i flip ten times, my name will appear in the AJC ten times! Quit focusing on these kids like its national news.

YoungDawg

December 18th, 2012
12:47 pm

Eddie Printz is not a “double flipper”. He had his scholarship pulled by two different schools which is on them not him.

Lefty

December 18th, 2012
12:50 pm

JFK Dawg…well said – Quit focusing on these kids like its national news. Generally, most of these flippers are 17 year olds without the intelligence or academic resume to gain admission to ANY Division I school as a regular admit. Stop the insanity….let them apply to a community college and stop treating them like celebrities. I’ve heard enough already.

Bob

December 18th, 2012
1:12 pm

Any ideas on where LeMay may transfer?

The Visor Owns UGa

December 18th, 2012
2:01 pm

Clemson. Bahahahahahaha. How many WR’s do they need. Dude is wasting his talent in the EZZ where Football players go to be second tier to Basketball.

Stinger 2

December 18th, 2012
2:51 pm

Michael: Nothing today about RN and his crew?

A person SMART enough to know.....

December 18th, 2012
7:13 pm

These KIDS need to much LOVE.

Just Saying

December 19th, 2012
7:08 am

I really don’t think the 3-4 vs 4-3 defense is a logical reason for Lawson because he is so dominant. I think Bam’s observation at 8:48am yesterday is closer to the truth. I have heard several times that Lawson got his panties in a wad when UGa didn’t offer him a scholarship during his junior year. These kids are getting waaaaaaaay toooooo high maintenance !!!

RutDramz

December 19th, 2012
8:49 pm

UGA, Florida, Clemson always have higher ranked recruiting classes that SC. I think they’re 1-11 collectively with those classes. Maybe their recruits already know everything they need to know right out of high school. If they needed to learn the game they would be at SC. Mustcrap is only for kids with low self esteem who don’t mind being talked to like a dog. oh no he didn’t ;) ))))))

Pro fan

December 23rd, 2012
6:12 pm

Second tier to basketball? Uhmm Hate to bust your bubble there peanut but the ACC sends more kids to the Pros..BY FAR than any other conference..I’m a UGA and GT fan along with a couple other college schools and although the SEC usually has the top 3 or 4 players the ACC does indeed send a lot more to the Pros..and that’s in ALL sports not just football…