Wednesday was a busy day for prospects visiting the Florida Gators and while there were three 2016 prospects on campus, the majority of the prospects on campus were 2017 players.
One of the 2017 prospects was receiver James Robinson (6-3, 185, Lakeland, FL High) who got to see the new look Gators for the first time on Wednesday.
“It was a good visit,” Robinson said. “We got to walk around the locker room and the other football facilities. We had watched them practice and we got to meet and talk to all of the coaches there.”
Robinson got to see the Gators go through a spring practice and he likes the tempo of the practice.
“Practice was a good time, it was my favorite part of the trip,” Robinson said. “I liked the way they were doing the one-on-ones and how everything was real fast paced. Nobody was standing around during the practice.”
Wednesday was the first opportunity for Robinson to meet new receivers coach Kerry Dixon and the prospect enjoyed the time he had with him.
“I liked coach Dixon when I met him,” Robinson said. “He was real intense when he was out at practice and he staying on top of the receivers. He was coaching them hard. He told me to watch the outside receivers because that was where he sees me playing.”
One thing that stood out to the 2017 receiver was how the new look Gators offense looked and how much passing that was going on.
“The offense throws the ball a lot so that good,” Robinson said. “It’s more of a pro-style offense but I think it’s good offense. I liked how they threw the ball to the playmakers a lot. I could play in that offense.”
After practice was over Robinson got a chance to meet new head coach Jim McElwain who had a strong message for Robinson including how the Gators feel about him.
“Coach McElwain was talking to me about coming back up again so that we can get to know each other,” Robinson said. “He told me that I’m welcome back anytime that I want and that he’s going to be after me hard. He said that he thinks that I can the next big time player to come out of Florida.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Robinson doesn’t give off a lot as far as who he likes but several people around him believe the Gators are in good shape. Robinson says that he plans to come back up to Florida soon.