September 17, 2011

Florida DB to visit Michigan State

SpartanMag.com was able to catch up with defensive back prospect Ezra Robinson of Booker High School in Sarasota, Florida. The 6-foot-0, 175-pound prospect has an impressive list of scholarships which includes BCS programs such as Michigan State, Nebraska, Georgia tech, Purdue, Illinois and North Carolina State. In all Robinson has 15 scholarships and is seeing his stock rise as his senior season progresses.

The Spartan staff has Robinson high on the list of players they would like to see end up in East Lansing and have already schedule an official visit for him to come and visit Michigan State University. Robinson is the first of what will likely be several high-level prospects that will be on campus that weekend.

"I am coming to Michigan State on October 15th for the Michigan game," Robinson said. "Coach (Harlon) Barnett is my primary recruiter."

The Spartans are limited on scholarship space, but they are still looking to address some concerns in the defensive secondary. Michigan State will graduate safety Trenton Robinson and Johnny Adams will be a senior in 2012. The Spartans have had some bad luck in the secondary due to injuries and are looking for young players that can come in and possibly contribute early on in their careers.

Though he has yet to visit Michigan State, Robinson is excited about his opportunity to check out the Big ten. He recently told ornagneandblue.com that he has no problem leaving the state of Florida to play his college football

"Location won't bother me at all, and I actually love the cold weather," Robinson said. "I don't know why, but I'm not like most Floridians in that respect. I really, really enjoy the cold weather."

As far as his specific thoughts on the Michigan State program, Robinson had the following to say.

"When I think about the Spartans I think about warriors and the fact that they will do whatever it takes to come out victorious. That is the type of player I am too. I will do whatever it takes to help the team win. My strengths are my speed and the passion and energy I will bring to the team. I am the type of player that you want to guard the opponent best receiver if you want to shut him down. I am going to help pick my team up if they are down."

Michigan State has a lot of history of recruiting Sarasota Booker High School. Former Spartan players such as Cedric Henry, Jason Bradley and Marcus Waters all attendedand there.

SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow-up with Robinson after he visits Michigan state University and get his thoughts on the Spartan program.


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