Canton’s Darius Robinson will be making his collegiate decision before the new year. What are his keys as he decides? Recorded in Oct., 2018.
Joey Delgado, For the Detroit Free Press
Editor’s note: Canton senior strong-side defensive end Darius Robinson is considered the highest ranked uncommitted recruit in Michigan for the class of 2019. He changed his final four schools Sunday to Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado. The Free Press will be keeping up with Robinson until he makes his final decision.
Darius Robinson will make his college choice on the first day of the early signing period, Dec. 19, at Canton High School.
Robinson, the highest remaining recruit in the state of Michigan in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports Composite, has narrowed his list to four schools: Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri. He listed the schools while celebrating the birthday of his mother, Valori.
His previous final four included Michigan State and Syracuse, but both have been replaced by Michigan and Minnesota.
Robinson used his last official visit over the weekend to visit Minnesota, and coach P.J. Fleck and the program made the final cut.
“I have no specific order,’’ Robinson wrote in a message to the Free Press on Sunday night.
He also explained why he decided to visit Minnesota.
“They are in need of a defensive end,’’ Robinson wrote. “I know I can fit that role and play in the Big Ten, and as far as outside of college, this can set my future up really good with all the Fortune 500 companies and internships! I enjoyed my time; just a real special and different place.’’
Michigan is recruiting Robinson as a tight end, offering him in late November.
At 6 feet 6 and 250 pounds, Robinson would be an ideal tight end in Michigan’s offensive system, and with his speed and quickness, he also could play either inside or outside along the defensive line.