Robinson enjoys the family atmosphere during Florida Gators cookout

On Saturday, the Florida Gators hosted their second annual cookout and several top prospects were in town for the event.

Alabama defensive back commit Jahquez Robinson (6-2, 174, Jacksonville, FL. Sandalwood) was one of those guys on campus and he liked the laid back atmosphere at the event.

“It was like a family type atmosphere, we got to talk to Coach [Dan] Mullen,” Robinson said of Saturday’s cookout. “I got to spend time with Coach [Todd] Grantham, Coach Torrian [Gray] and I got to talk to other recruits to see how they feel about Florida. Stuff like that.”

The coaching staff made sure to let Robinson know on Saturday how much he was wanted in Gainesville despite his commitment.

“They want me here and they’re going to still keep pushing even though I’m committed to Bama,” he said of the coaches message to him. “They also said, Coach Grantham said that I would fit good into their program and stuff like that.”

Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray explained to Robinson that he’s one of the guys that is wanted in the 2020 class and he’s a top priority for the Gators.

“He said he’s going to take five defensive backs and I’m one of the ones he wants to take,” Robinson said of Gray’s message. “He said if they have four committed, they would still take me and stuff like that. They’re obviously making me a priority.”

Robinson says the Gators are doing a lot of things right in his recruitment and he just wants that to continue throughout the process.

“Just keeping doing what they’re doing,” he said on what Florida needs to do in his recruitment. “They’re recruiting me hard and Coach Torrian comes up and visits me. That’s pretty much it.”

Head coach Dan Mullen explained to Robinson just how hard the Gators were going to be recruiting him until he signs next year.

“Florida is still pushing, Coach Mullen said he’s going to keep pushing until the end,” Robinson said of Florida still recruiting him despite his commitment. “It’s a long process and stuff like that.”

Despite taking multiple visits to Gainesville and having high interest in Florida, Robinson isn’t sure if he will take an official visit to see the Gators or not.

“I’m not sure of an official visit,” he said of an official visit to Florida. “I’ll definitely be here a lot more since it’s close to home. I don’t think I will take any instate officials but if I did it would most likely be here [Florida]


INSIDERS TAKE: Alabama and LSU are two schools that Robinson says he will likely take an official visit to. Robinson says he will likely take a visit to Gainesville for a camp in June and then a few games this fall.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.