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Gators receiver Demarcus Robinson is one of eight early enrollees in Florida's 2013 recruiting class.

Monday February 11, 2013Early Enrollee Q&A: Gators Receiver Demarcus Robinson

Gators receiver Demarcus Robinson is one of eight early enrollees in Florida's 2013 recruiting class.

Scott Carter
By SCOTT CARTER Senior Writer

Editor’s note: National Signing Day was Wednesday and Gators coach Will Muschamp announced the 2013 recruiting class. Eight members enrolled early and began classes in caught up with the players for a Q&A series.


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Demarcus Robinson developed into one of the top prep receiving prospects in the nation at Peach County (Ga.) High.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Robinson has a blend of size, speed and instincts that coaches say is hard to find.

Robinson went back and forth between the Gators and Clemson on the recruiting trail before finally deciding to sign with Florida as one of five receivers in this year’s recruiting class. Robinson is the only one of the five already enrolled and will participate in spring football.

Robinson appears to be blending in nicely with his new team.

“I stay in contact with him and the coaches there once or twice a week,” Peach County head coach Chad Campbell told the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph on National Signing Day. “They are just ecstatic to have him, and he’s been doing great his first month there. He seems to be happy, and it’s unfortunate that he’s not here [for the NSD ceremony], but he’s frying bigger fish down there.”

Robinson caught 47 passes for 957 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at Peach County. He had more than 1,000 yards receiving as a junior.

Here is our Q&A with Robinson:

Q: You got a lot of attention during the recruiting process. What’s it like to finally have that behind you?

A: A lot of relief and a lot of stress off my chest to finally be done with it. I’m excited to be here.

Q: What do you hope to use to your advantage by being an early enrollee?

A: Just to get in the weight room early and get bigger, get physical, and to learn more of the plays. I want to get more acquainted with the coaches and players so I can learn from them.

Q: What do you think is your biggest asset at this stage of your career?

A: Really just being able to get into the weight room and getting physical.

Q: Have you already added some weight since you’ve been here?

A: Oh yeah. I was like 195 when I got here but I’m like 203 now.

Q: When you are doing what you want to do on the field, how would you describe it?

A: Man, I just go out there and have fun and try to complete my assignment on every play. I want to go harder than the person across from me.

Q: Any personal connections to UF?

A: A very close friend, Jacquez Green played here. He went to my high school. We grew up in the same town.

Q: How much of a factor did Jacquez play in you wanting to come here?

A: A very big factor. We used to communicate a lot just to talk about it and see what it’s like down here. It feels like I made the right decision.

Q: What’s something about you that people might not know?

A: I do acrobatic flips.

Q: Have you had time to check out the Gators gymnastics team yet?

A: Yeah, I’ve been to a gymnastics meet against Auburn.

Q: What did you think?

A: They’re good.

Q: What would be the ideal scenario for you heading into your first season?

A: Just to get good with the plays and try to get on the field early and show the people what I can do.


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