One of the fastest prospects in Florida committed to Georgia early, but recently he visited…
Robey breaks down commitment
"Nickell Robey is committed to the University of Georgia and that is where he wants to go, but he had some concerns about who would be coaching him when he got there," said Frostproof Head Coach Brad Metheny Friday afternoon as he prepared to board the bus for his game. "Nickell had worries that Willie Martinez may not be there because of all the internet rumors and he has been the coach that has primarily recruited him. He also would be Nickell's position coach and coordinator at Georgia. He just had some legit concerns." "His concerns were legitimate because he has to find the best situation for him." Georgia tried to lock down Robey one more time Friday with a visit to Frostproof. A lot of time with the head coach seems to have gone good. "Coach Martinez and Bryan McClendon sat down and met with me and it went well. We talked for over an hour about a lot of things." "They have also had previous conversations with Nickell and his family about everything and those went well too. I know Coach Martinez is the coach he wants to play for along with Mark Richt and the University of Georgia." It comes down to what Robey feels is best for him. The 5-foot-7, 165 pound speedster wants to make sure he fits into the scheme in Athens. He knows he does with Martinez as the coordinator and that is important. "He has concerns about Martinez not being there because he wonders who the next guy would be and it he would be open to a shorter corner like himself," added Coach Metheny. "Some want them bigger around 6-feet while Martinez likes Nickell's ball skills, speed, and all of that. I don't think Martinez has to be there for Robey to sign with Georgia, but he wants to make sure he will be wanted if a change does take place." "He has to be careful and not get left out without any other options to fall back on. Schools are still recruiting him and he has to make sure he is happy with his decision in the end." Martinez has made sure Robey knew exactly what his plan was and just what he heard was not true. "Coach Martinez has told me that everything was just a rumor and that he planned to be at Georgia when I get there," Robey said. "He has told me there was nothing to it, it was not true, and it was just a typical rumor that starts up." That was good to hear for Robey and he is still excited about his future between the hedges. He said he and the UGA coaches know what is going to happen come February. "They feel very good about my commitment because they know I am going to Georgia," said the corner. "They know I am 100 percent committed to them and I cannot wait to get up there." "I am still looking forward to being a Georgia Bulldog and I am definitely going there. I love that school and that is why I committed to them. The fans and the coaches have nothing to worry about because I know I am going to Georgia." The star athlete knows he wants to join his cousin Carlton Thomas in Athens after he leaves the small town of Frostproof, Florida. He will get to see him up in Athens again before Christmas. "My family and the coaches have talked about everything; we have talked about life, family, football, school and all of that stuff. We also talked about my visit to Georgia and I will be going up there when they have their football banquet in December. I am real excited about that." He also could take visits to Tennessee and South Florida, but those are not set up yet. Vists or no visits, Robey said there is no doubt where he will be playing college football over the next four to five years. It is simple, I am a Georgia Bulldog and I am fully committed to them," he said. Robey has 16 touchdowns, two blocked punts, and an interception in 2009 through eight games. Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.
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