Robinson's visit exceeds expectations 

January, 20, 2013
1/20/13
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Neiko Robinson stared outside his window on the plane ride to Happy Valley, trying his best to envision what Beaver Stadium might look like up close.

When the three-star safety's plane glided over town, his eyes immediately targeted that giant erector set of a structure. He felt a sense of excitement, a surge of adrenaline, and his eyes followed until it went out of view.

"When the stadium was coming up, you couldn't help but see it," the PSU commit said with a laugh. "I just got chill bumps. When I saw it, I was like, 'Oh gosh.' I was just at a loss for words."

The defensive back out of Bratt (Fla.) Northview visited the stadium at 3 p.m. the next day. He had previously only seen photos, most from Penn State's website, and never before saw the stadium in-person. He had never stepped foot in Pennsylvania before.

Robinson called his time inside the stadium as the most memorable part of his three-day, 1,700-mile round trip.

"It's just a beautiful stadium," he said. "From the outside, it looks huge. And you get inside and it's like, 'Dang!' Man, it's so big. I can just imagine how filled up it's going to be."

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