Post-Visit Reaction: Top 5 RB Prospect Bijan Robinson Has Different Experience on Michigan Trip

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Post-Visit Reaction: Top 5 RB Prospect Bijan Robinson Has Different Experience on Michigan Trip

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Post-Visit Reaction: Top 5 RB Prospect Bijan Robinson Has Different Experience on Michigan Trip

Bijan Robinson is one of the top running backs in the 2020 class. For his first out-of-state game visit, the four-star prospect picked Michigan on Sept. 15.

From Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic, Robinson said his trip to see the Wolverines was a different experience than any other program he’s been to. Upon arriving, he talked for 45 minutes with running backs coach Jay Harbaugh regarding the philosophies and play style at Michigan.

Harbaugh spent time watching and critiquing Robinson’s most recent film. The running backs on the team took him in and passed along positive vibes.

“Coach Jay talked about how I’m an all-around back and can do multiple things, which is what they need in the future,” Robinson said.

Then, Robinson walked on the field at the Big House with his teammate, 2020 four-star safety Lathan Ransom, and heard fans screaming his name.

“The support of all the fans was unreal,” Robinson said. “They had 110,000 fans there, and I don’t even go (to Michigan), but they thought we were everything and knew our names.

“It was crazy. I was like, ‘Dang, that’s cool.'”

Ransom, Robinson’s teammate, is ranked No. 326 in the nation, No. 20 at safety and No. 9 in Arizona, per 247Sports Composite.

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Belleville (Mich.) 2020 four-star cornerback Andre Seldon, Belleville (Mich.) 2019 three-star defensive end Tyrece Woods and Grand Rapids (Mich.) East Kentwood 2019 four-star defensive tackle Mazi Smith, all Michigan commits, were all in Robinson’s ear during Michigan’s 45-20 win over SMU on Saturday.

Smith, who committed to Michigan on June 24, is ranked No. 125 in the nation, No. 7 at defensive tackle and No. 4 in Michigan, according to 247Sports Composite.

“Mazi is one of the best defensive linemen in the country,” Robinson said. “He was super cool. Most of them told me that they took their first visit and committed right away. I was like, ‘Woah. That’s crazy.’

“They told me the environment was great because everyone already knows who they are. The players help them out with advice, so that’s pretty cool.”

At 6-foot, 200 pounds, Robinson has offers to Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Illinois, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, USC, Utah and Washington.

He said USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan are currently standing out the most. Robinson, in the case of the Wolverines, loves the academics. His uncle, Paul Robinson, played running back for Arizona and eventually went on as an NFL athlete for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Robinson was just under 2,000 miles away from his hometown on Sept. 15. He said his decision will not be based off distance from home – rather comfortability.

“It was cool just to get away from home and see a different environment that I haven’t seen before,” Robinson said. “I’m cool with branching out. I don’t need to stay near home, but we will see what it brings.”

Accompanying Robinson on the visit was his teammate and Salpointe head coach Dennis Bene. The running back hopes to bring his parents back to Ann Arbor sometime soon.

A commitment for Robinson will come after his senior season at whichever postseason high school football game the running back decides to play in. Expect a commitment in January 2020 for Robinson.

Robinson is ranked No. 37 in the nation, No. 5 at running back and No. 2 in Arizona, according to 247Sports Composite.

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