There’s two things Demarcus Robinson has been wanting to take care of for quite some time now.
The consensus four-star receiver from Peach County in Fort Valley, Ga., handled both of them over the past couple days.
The first priority for Robinson was dismissing the notion that he can’t run fast at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds.
“I kept hearing people on the internet saying I was slow,” Robinson said, “and I was like, ‘hold on now.’ I had to show something.”
He did just that at Friday’s MVP camp near Atlanta, where he posted an eye-opening time in the forty-yard dash and won the award for top wide receiver.
“I went out and ran a 4.39,” said Robinson, who ran a 4.45 on his second attempt. “It went really good. I don’t really do combines and stuff like that. But I competed well and I guess I did pretty good because I came out on top.”
The second thing on Robinson’s agenda was visiting Florida again. On Saturday, he drove down to Gainesville with his mother for an unofficial visit, his first trip to Gainesville since the home game against Tennessee last season.
“I hadn’t been there in awhile and I really wanted to see the campus and the coaches again,” Robinson said. “They gave me the red carpet treatment. They had a jersey for me and it looked good when I put it on. I loved the atmosphere and the excitement there. I really love the stadium and all the fans that can fit in there.”
Robinson also checked out the classrooms, the bat house, the alligators at Lake Alice and McKethan stadium during Florida’s game with Georgia Tech.
Robinson is the top target remaining on the receiver board, and the UF coaching staff said he is perfectly suited for the system that new offensive coordinator Brent Pease runs.
“They told me how much I fit into their offense and how coach Pease could put the ball in the hands to make plays,” said Robinson, who has a top three of Florida, Clemson and Notre Dame with no leader at this time.
Robinson said he was tempted to commit to the Gators this weekend, but held off because he wants to see more schools and stick to his December decision time. He will visit Clemson on June 14 and return to UF on July 27 for Friday Night Lights.
Photos taken from Robinson’s Twitter account.