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Syracuse Likes Nick Robinson In Spite Of His Last Name

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When you're the All-Central New York Player of the Year, you can bet that Syracuse is going to notice you. This year that would be all-state lineman Nick Robinson of Baldwinsville. Nolan Weidner reports that the Orange have extended a scholarship offer to Robinson, making him the first local player to be offered by SU.

Robinson, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound senior, starred at offensive and defensive tackle for the Bees, who went 10-2 and won Section 3 and regional Class AA titles, losing to Rush-Henrietta in a state semifinal.

Sanfilippo said that Robinson planned to take an official visit to SU this weekend. He visited Tulane, which has also offered a scholarship, last weekend. Other schools to make scholarship offers, the coach said, are Buffalo and Western Michigan.

Tell me you didn't expect to see Akron on that list...

That photo above comes from Robinson's visit to Buffalo on December 11th. Looks like he'll have what it takes one day throw down at the Big East Media Day LobsterFest.

"I’m having a good time and everyone meshes together well,’’ Robinson said during the Bulls basketball game against Green Bay. "This is my first official visit so Buffalo is looking good.’’

Robinson said he’s also being recruited by Western Michigan, Syracuse University and Villanova. He added he’ll make a decision sometime in January.

If he commits to the Orange, he'll join OL Macky MacPherson, another local fella, on the roster. Videos of Robinson after the jump...