In-state linebacker Camren Robinson has committed to Virginia

Virginia made a big commitment Friday from a major in-state prospect Camren Robinson. The Tappahannock (Va.) Essex standout broke down his commitment to the Cavaliers and new head coach Tony Elliott with Rivals.com.

“When I first went to UVA, I didn’t think it was for me, but I knew it was where I wanted to be after I took my official visit and got to talk to the players, the coaches and have fun,” said Robinson. “We went paintballing, we went out, we ate, and my parents really liked it. Everything was just fine.

“I went on my official visit at the same time as Rodney (Laura)who just committed there,” he said. “Because we were all hanging out, that made it a lot better, too.

“They want me as an inside linebacker,” Robinson said. “When I went to practice, I saw their scheme and I think I can play early.

“Coach Sintim was real with us,” he said. “He was in the NFL with the Giants and was on the team that beat Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. I just love what he does.”

Robinson is a violent player who knows how to use his hands to shed blockers, but has the speed to move to the ball carrier. He’s shown plenty of versatility throughout his high school career, but the way he’s able to impact the game from the point guard position makes him easy for Virginia. Robinson is able to quickly see running lanes and make plenty of tackles in the backfield, but also has the ability to prevent ball carriers from making big gains on outside runs. This is a significant commitment for Virginia as they try to refocus their recruiting efforts on in-state prospects.

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