Robinson gets major news
Shortly before making his second trip to Stanford, Cardinal outside linebacker commit and Rivals100 prospect Curtis Robinson received a significant piece of news about his college future.
The nation's No. 33 recruit learned that he had been admitted to Stanford.
"I got accepted three days ago," Robinson said.
"That was really exciting, actually. I wasn't really sure when I would get the news about that. I was talking back and forth with Coach Anderson and (Associate AD/Director of Recruiting and Football Relations Mike) Eubanks about the application and that the admissions people were reading it. But I still wasn't sure when they'd get back to me about it. I got a message from Coach Shaw telling me to call him and he gave me the news three days ago, which was just super exciting."
"I was super excited because I'm the first one of our class to get accepted. I was really excited about that. And my family is just ecstatic that it's a done deal now."
With news of his admission to the school in hand, Robinson visited The Farm on Friday and Saturday. One of his primary goals for the trip was to help the Cardinal build its recruiting class.
"On Friday I came just to watch the camp because I knew a couple of my friends were going to be up there," Robinson said. "A friend from Northern California who is already a commit, Beau Bisharat, was there. And then a 2017 kid I'm sure you know of, Darnay Holmes was there too, so I wanted to go see him. It was really kind of to get back up there and get a chance to talk with the coaches and meet a couple of new guys that they were recruiting. It was just good. It was kind of the same old Junior Day that I did the last time but it was good to be on campus again and kind of get a better feel for it."
Robinson spent most of Saturday, during which Stanford held its Junior Day, with a pair of top 2016 Cardinal targets, Brandon Burton and Chacho Ulloa. Robinson did his best to convince the two to join him on The Farm.
"I think it went well," Robinson said. "I know Chacho likes it. It's in his top schools, so that's good, his final four. And then with Brandon, he hasn't been able to come up much, so I mean, it was really important that he got up and that I reached out to him while he was up here. So I did my best to convince him. I think I did pretty well."
Aside from recruiting other prospects, Robinson continued to establish a comfort level on the trip.
"It was just becoming more acquainted and kind of getting more at home feeling," Robinson said. "Being there the second time it really hit me that was going to be the place I'm going to be for the next four years. Being there again and kind of knowing my way around campus already was really cool."
Robinson plans to take his third trip to Stanford during his high school's bye week for the Cardinal's matchup with Arizona game. He'd also like to visit The Farm for the Notre Dame game.