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WVU Begins to Establish Relationship With 2023 JUCO CB Anthony Robinson



It’s been a quick rise for 2023 junior college cornerback Anthony Robinson, but West Virginia has been one of the most recent schools to jump into the chase.

Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound corner who will play for Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas this fall, just started speaking with West Virginia last week, and after holding mutual interest from both sides, the relationship really ramped up after a phone call with defensive backs coach ShaDon Brown on Thursday.

“(The talks have) gone great, (Brown is a) great coach,” Robinson told WV Sports Now. “We went over my scheme play, that I can play both field and boundary corner. I can play Cover 3, man, anything. (At Butler), we play Cover 3, we play 7-by-1 and then we split the divider, so just in case the No. 1 receiver wants to oppose me.”

With offers from Elon, BYU, Western Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Western Kentucky, Colorado State and Jackson State and interest from Missouri, Arizona, Washington, Utah State, Florida, Maryland, Penn State and others, Robinson has received steady interest as a long, well-built cornerback with years of eligibility remaining. And that’s exactly what has intrigued WVU.

“(The WVU coaches have talked) about my length and my size,” Robinson said. “I’m a long corner and I can get off the ball; I’m twitchy. (Brown) said it’s very rare that they find a long corner that’s 6-foot-3, my size.”

While Robinson has made an unofficial visit to Missouri already, his future visit schedule is hamstrung by his JUCO season in the fall. In making any visits to prospective programs, he will have to schedule around his own weekend schedule of games at Butler C.C. However, he’s hopeful to set up a visit to WVU nonetheless.

And in being a JUCO athlete who hopes to make it to the Division I level, Robinson still has goals that he’s still looking to meet at the current level. Of course, those include setting a new interception record, being named to the All-American team and bringing a national championship home to a Butler.

“It’s very difficult because I’ve still gotta focus on the goal that’s ahead of me right now,” Robinson said. “I gotta get a national championship for the JUCO that I’m at and achieve goals where I’m at right now instead of looking forward to December.”

At the end of the day though, with a December graduation date, Robinson hopes to be able to commit to his next home by the end of November.

Neither 247Sports nor Rivals has rated Robinson yet, but with a strong season at renowned JUCO school Butler, his stock as a long, rangy cornerback could leap in a big way.

In WVU’s class of 2023, the Mountaineers have already picked up commitments from three-star brothers Josiah and Jordan Jackson, a cornerback and athlete who expect to slot into future WVU secondaries. And Robinson would be a big, long (6-foot-9 wingspan in a 6-foot-3 wingspan) corner that could step in immediately.

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