Demarcus Robinson to Florida: Gators Land Top-Ranked Football Recruit

Michael DulkaContributor IJanuary 7, 2013

Photo Courtesy of 247Sports
Photo Courtesy of 247Sports

Standout wide receiver and 4-star recruit Demarcus Robinson committed to Florida after a long ordeal of choosing between the Gators and Clemson. Though many programs would love to have a wideout with Robinson's potential, ultimately he decided to take his talents to the Gators: 

WR Demarcus Robinson just text me and told me he is enrolling at Florida. #Gators #Clemson

— Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) January 7, 2013

Robinson's play-making ability makes him a great addition for Florida's offense. The smooth wide receiver has a body ready to compete as soon as possible.  

According to 247Sports, Robinson is ranked as the 186th-best recruit in the country and the 22nd-best wide receiver. The 6'1.5", 196-pound pass-catcher has good length and athletic ability that makes him quite the big-play threat. 

According to Steve Wiltfong at 247Sports, Robinson was the best receiver/tight end for Monday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice. Wiltfong wrote, "The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Robinson can go up and get the football, he has some nifty moves after the catch and is a complete receiver."

Robinson's recruitment process has been all over the place for both Florida and Clemson. He initially committed to Clemson on July 20 before decommitting on Dec. 12. He then committed to Florida, before decommitting and leaving both programs in the dark before he had his final decision.

Heading into the Army Bowl, he said Florida was the leading candidate (behind a paywall) for his services.  

Robinson is an early enrollee and will begin college as soon as the paperwork on his decision is finalized. This way he will be ready to get started and enter the program ahead of most high school seniors. A head start on college-level coaching and training makes Robinson an even more intriguing prospect.