April 14, 2010

Robinson ready to battle at linebacker

Chandler High School product Rueben Robinson has already made an impact on the football field, and he's just entering his true sophomore season. Now in a battle with fellow sophomore Tony Wilson for the starting middle linebacker spot, Robinson gives praise for his recruitment and how his journey to Oregon State unfolded.

"Coach Cav was the recruiter for Arizona, so I built a really good relationship with him starting my junior year. He came out, watched a few practices, said he had interest and all that stuff," Robinson continued. "I sent Oregon State my junior year film and they told me to come out on an unofficial visit if I wanted to."

With interest from Coach Cav so early, Robinson fell in love with the program and after making the trek to the great Northwest, a team effort by the coaching staff was all Robinson needed to declare himself a Beaver commit.

"I did that (took his unofficial visit) that's where Coach Riley offered me," he said. "I got to talk to Coach Newhouse and Coach Banker and all of them, and a week after that was when I committed."

While locally, Arizona and Arizona State showed interest in the two-star prospect, Northwestern was the only other major program to extend him an offer. Robinson doesn't regret his decision to come to Corvallis and play for Coach Riley for a second.

"I love it here," he said. "I love the coaching staff and they're proving me right after my first year."

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