Three-star RB Durell Robinson has emerged as one of Virginia Tech's top RB targets for the 2023 class with the Hokies hosting him back in January in a visit that went well as he shared with us then.
Now, Robinson is set for his second trip to Blacksburg of 2022 telling us that he will be visiting Virginia Tech this Saturday, May 21st for an unofficial visit. He also said that if "all goes well", he expects to schedule an official visit to Virginia Tech soon after.
If so, which seems likely, the Hokies would join an official visit list that includes Boston College and Rutgers. Robinson also said that he plans to take unofficial visits soon to Georgia Tech and Louisville as he appears to be taking one more trip to some of his top places of interest before setting official visits to those schools.
Virginia Tech is among the schools that Robinson says is recruiting him "heavily lately" along with Boston College, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Rutgers, and Kansas. He added that he's been hearing from the staff "3 times per week" on average with offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen and RBs coach Stu Holt in contact with him the most.
Bowen, in particular, has been pushing for Robinson to get back to Blacksburg with the two forming a strong relationship as Robinson told us.
"We talk often. He expressed to me how he wants me to be the guy, and he believes I have attributes. He is the one that’s been trying to get me on a visit the most," Robinson said.
He's also built a strong relationship with Holt that goes beyond talking about football.
"The relationship is great. We communicate often just to catch up on how life has been," Robinson said.
Looking ahead, Robinson told us that he is looking to make his decision "before my senior season begins" making it even more important for the Hokies to impress Robinson and get him back on campus for an official visit in June.
When the St Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD) standout does make his decision, he knows what at least one of the key factors will be in choosing his collegiate destination.
"Just getting the opportunity to play early. I know nothing is guaranteed, but a school that is giving me a chance to compete with the other guys to get that spot or be in the rotation will definitely be high on my list," Robinson said.
Virginia Tech is right in the hunt for Durell Robinson with a great chance to make a strong impression and land an important official visit in June.