Standout football and basketball player Matt Robinson will be heading to the University of Maryland…
Pitt Getting Consideration
Matt Robinson visited the Pittsburgh campus on Valentine's Day, but didn't quite fall in love. With so much to offer, Robinson did not get to see everything he wanted to see on his first visit. Not to worry though, Matt will be heading back in the summer for Pitt's one day camp. "My trip on Valentine's Day was awesome, but my head was spinning the whole time. We saw a whole lot but were rushing around trying to get everything in, and in the end we didn't get to see everything. I was invited up by (Wide Receivers) Coach Bryan Bossard. He came to my school back in December and really liked what he saw. He stayed for my basketball game, and I had 19 points and 11 rebounds, so I think that might have helped. He joked with me and said I'm being recruited to play football so he's going to have to hide me from the basketball coaches." "When I got to campus I was the first wide receiver recruit to arrive, so I got a chance to talk with Coach Bossard one on one for a long time," said Robinson. "He said they liked my film and were waiting for Coach Wannstedt to view it. Because my speed isn't quite as quick as they would like it to be, coach talked to me about possibly playing tight end, or H-back, kind of like a Chris Cooley type." Robinson likes the football program but is equally impressed with Pitt's academic support system. "I really liked how they have a great academic support group with their own assistants designated specifically for academics. Coach also told me that their graduation rate has been increasing every year since Coach Wannstedt has been there, so I know that is something that is important to them." Another thing Pitt has in their favor is sharing their facilities with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "The facilities are unbelievable. The fact that they share their stuff with the Steelers is awesome. You get the feeling of being in a professional atmosphere. Everything is state of the art stuff. I am sure if I went there I would be crossing paths with guys like Hines Ward at least once or twice, and that would be cool. It is one thing to practice and play with your teammates in college, but having a chance to see how the pros do it would be awesome." Robinson also went to the Pitt basketball game that evening against the University of Cincinnati. "The fans at the basketball game were completely nuts. We got bussed in through the tunnel and when we came out all the students were chanting our names, which was really cool. They were just saying crazy stuff trying to get us to go to Pitt. The basketball game was very exciting, I wish I could play two sports in college. At halftime the current football team came out onto the court and the place went nuts. It would be great to play at a school like that where everyone is so supportive of the athletic teams." Robinson says he thinks Pitt will offer but does not think it will be in the very near future. "Coach Bossard said that they will not make any final decisions until they get to see me workout at the one day camp in June. That actually works out better for me because I would like to get a chance to spend some more time up there anyway. I didn't get a chance to see the whole campus and the dorm rooms and all that, so I really don't know how it would be to go there yet. I will gather some more information and be more comfortable in thinking about the school when I do." The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Robinson has been working himself back into football shape after leading his school's basketball team to a district championship. Matt will have a chance to showcase his football abilities this Sunday in Baltimore, at the Scout.com Combine at M&T Bank Stadium.
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