Miami coup: Four-star corner Robbins chooses Bulls
USF has picked up one of the most decorated members of its incoming recruiting class, as Lamar Robbins, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound cornerback from Miami Southridge rated as a four-star recruit by 247sports and Rivals, committed to the Bulls on Sunday morning.
Consider the other four schools Robbins took official visits to: Oklahoma, Louisville, West Virginia and Purdue. Southridge coach Lamont Green said USF assistant Larry Scott did well in recruiting Robbins, who likes the style of play USF will have under new coach Willie Taggart.
"I think the key was being a little bit closer to home, and when Coach Taggart came in, he was a little more comfortable with that staff than the previous staff. Coach Scott did a good job recruiting him."
Cornerback is a huge position in USF's recruiting priorities, with both senior starters graduating from 2012 and very little experience in the returning options for 2013. Robbins and Kissimmee Osceola Stafon McCray continued a strong final push in USF's recruiting efforts -- they're the eighth and ninth commitments in the past eight days, solidifying the Bulls as a top-50 national class and perhaps the best in the new Big East.
Robbins is rated as the No. 35 overall recruit in Florida by 247, and the No. 54 recruit in the state by Rivals. Scout has him as a three-star recruit, but was also evaluating him as a receiver.