Georgia LB Hopes to Visit Hawkeyes Soon

January 11, 2016

Written by Rob Howe

Hawkeye Nation

Now several cycles into his pursuit of prospects in the Atlanta area, Iowa Assistant LeVar Woods is making a name for himself. Couple that with the Hawkeyes historic 2015 season and the program might see rewards in recruiting the Peach State.

Snellville (GA) South Gwinnett High Linebacker Malik Robinson likes what he sees and hears from Iowa and Woods. He feels comfortable with the Hawkeyes having been pursued by them the last few years and then reporting a scholarship offer last spring.

“Coach Woods is a very cool dude. He is a great coach coach as well. He coach his players to be very tough,” Robinson said.

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Iowa finished its season at 12-2, setting a school record for wins in a year. The Hawkeyes won the Big Ten West title and lost to Michigan State, 16-13, in the conference championship game.

“They did have a great season,” Robinson said. “It even surprised me as well. They defense played very well, too. And I felt like I could see myself playing the WILL linebacker stop at Iowa.”

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Robinson (6-foot-1, 225 pounds) also reports scholarship offers from Auburn, North Carolina, Miami (FL) and Virginia Tech. Georgia and Georgia Tech are among the schools showing him interest.

In September, Robinson named Auburn his leader. He has twice unofficially visited the SEC school and also made stops at Georgia and Virginia Tech.

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Getting to Iowa on his own (the prospect must pay for everything on an unofficial visit) presents more of a challenge for Robinson. But it’s one he’s willing to meet.

“Of course I have been trying to get up there soon. But I don’t have no certain date to go. But I do know it will be before my spring,” he said.

Rivals, Scout and 247 all rank Robinson as a three-star prospect. Rivals views him as the 69th best player in Georgia run the ’17 Class regardless of position. He’s the 17th-rated inside linebacker in the country for the cycle, per 247.

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On his Hudl page, Robinson’s 40-yard dash time is listed at 4.60 seconds.

Robinson said he’s not rushing his college decision. He wants to see more schools and what they have to offer him.

“I’m really looking for the family feel,” he said. “I’d also like to be on a nice campus.”

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