To say the last 24 hours for Ta’Mere Robinson has been incredible would be a huge understatement.
The freshman safety from Brashear High School in Pittsburgh started Thursday holding just one offer, from William & Mary. Then in the last 24 hours he picked up Power 5 offers from Pitt, Penn State, Syracuse, Michigan and West Virginia. The run of offers started with Pat Narduzzi and Pitt and the latest one came this morning from Jim Harbaugh and Michigan.
The fact that Robinson is getting this sort of attention as a freshman and after only playing four games last season speaks very highly of his talent level and the potential that major programs see in him.
West Virginia Sports Now caught up with Robinson on Friday to get his reaction on what this last couple of days has been like and in particular, his thoughts on Neal Brown and the Mountaineers.
“Getting these Power 5 offers within the last 24 hours feels amazing,” said Robinson. “I didn’t see it coming at all. I woke up yesterday morning thinking it was going to be a regular day then boom, I was thrown an offer. Then hours later another then three more came and I’m just really excited about these offers. I promise though that I won’t let them get to me. It’s only up from here.”
“Getting the West Virginia offer was big just like every other Power 5 offer that I’ve received. I feel like I can be another Kenny Robinson at West Virginia. I took a visit to West Virginia with my 7v7 team and we had a fun time there with a photo shoot, had lunch and met Coach Brown.”
While on that visit, Robinson told us something that really stood out to him about his stay in Morgantown.
“The football program showed up show they improve their players and what they do to track their results. They have a nice training room, the workout facility looks amazing and they have great football fans.”
Robinson (6’3″, 190) is currently playing the safety position but in all likelihood, he will outgrow that position and will move to either defensive end, linebacker or somewhere on the offensive side of the ball.