Kevin Robbins is ACC-bound, picks GaTech


Kevin Robbins Jr. took a business-like approach to recruiting. That's hardly surprising considering his family knows the business of football.

Robbins Jr.'s family knows the sport. His father and uncle played college football before careers in the NFL. So when Robbins Jr. committed to Georgia Tech this weekend, he made a well thought out decision.

“I just felt like Georgia Tech was a great fit for me,” the linebacker from Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara said. “I really liked coach (Al) Groh and his plan for me. Georgia Tech is a great academic school as well as a a great football program. I just felt like I found a place that was good for me.

Groh, who is Georgia Tech's defensive coordinator, told Robbins Jr. that he plans to use him in several different ways, but his role as a pass rusher was most appealing.

“That's really exciting,” Robbins Jr. said. “That's really one of the reasons I wanted to play that position is because I get a chance to rush the passer a lot. Also I can do some other stuff, like drop into coverage and stop the run.”

Robbins Jr. visited Georgia Tech's campus in April. He left impressed.

“Atlanta was really a great place,” Robbins Jr. said. “Georgia Tech had a great campus. It just felt like home really. It was just a great atmosphere. It was what I was looking for in the school that I picked.”

Robbins Jr. said the closest school to Georgia Tech in his recruitment was Michigan State.