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Three-star DB Robbins talks Purdue

10/10/2012

Three-star defensive back Lamar Robbins (Miami, Fla./Southridge) admitted that his official visit to Purdue was a little more than he expected.

“I didn’t realize the school was so big,” he said. “I was a little surprised.”

Robbins described his visit as “good, but not spectacular” and was a little disappointed to see that many students weren’t at Saturday’s game against Michigan because of fall break.

However, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior enjoyed the treatment he received from the people involved with the program.

“Everyone showed me a lot of love and it’s clear that the program is trying to bring in more talented players so they can compete at the highest level in the Big Ten,” Robbins said. “I didn’t really know what to expect overall, but I was happy with what I saw.”

Robbins saw plenty of opportunities for playing time as Purdue struggled in the 44-13 loss.

“Going into the game I thought Purdue was ready to get into a battle, but Michigan came out fast and the Purdue offense laid down a little bit,” he said. “They weren’t really trying to push things and stay with them. They just couldn’t get anything going.”

Robbins isn’t sure where his next official visit will be, but West Virginia is a good bet to receive one in the next month. He added that Georgia has recently increased its contact and he would like to take a visit there.

Purdue is recruiting Robbins as a cornerback while West Virginia and other programs are also looking at him as a potential wide receiver.