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Robinson on board with WVU

Robinson continues a run of commitments for West Virginia.
Robinson continues a run of commitments for West Virginia.

https://rivals.com/content/prospects/2415West Virginia continued its recent momentum on the recruiting trail when Pittsburgh (Pa.) Imani Christian Academy athlete and top target Kenny Robinson committed to the Mountaineers Friday afternoon at his school.

Robinson, 6-foot-3, 205-pounds, received one of his first offers from West Virginia and the Big 12 Conference football program had remained one of the top options on his list throughout. A versatile defensive player, Robinson had made multiple visits to Morgantown over the past several seasons to familiarize himself with the program.

“I really feel strong about West Virginia because they were with me throughout the entire process,” Robinson said. “I really felt strong.”

The Rivals.com three-star prospect is being recruited as an athlete with the ability to fill either a linebacker or safety role in the Mountaineers 3-3-5 defensive scheme.

Last summer, Robinson was awarded the MVP at the West Virginia one-day camp recording three interceptions on the defensive side while also showcasing his ability on offense at the wide receiver position.

Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson served as the lead recruiter for Robinson and the two developed a close bond over the past couple seasons. Safeties coach Matt Caponi also played a pivotal role in helping secure the commitment of Robinson.

“The coaches made me feel really loved and like I was part of the team already,” he said.

Robinson had collected offers from a number of other programs but narrowed down his list of choices to West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Temple and Toledo before picking the Mountaineers. Other schools such as Louisville and Cincinnati also extended scholarship offers to him.

Robinson made his college selection without taking any official visits to date but had been to West Virginia multiple times unofficially in the past including the Showtime Event in July as well as the aforementioned camp stop.

The versatile defender spent last season at University Prep before transferring to Imani Christian Academy in time for the current season.

Overall, Robinson becomes the 18th commitment for West Virginia in the class of 2017. He serves as the fifth safety commitment for the Mountaineers although his future could end up at linebacker.

WVSports.com will have more with Robinson in the near future.