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2015 DB Gerald Robinson De-Commits From Syracuse

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Is he a casualty of George McDonald's demotion?

Streeter Lecka

The Orange had their fourth decommitment in the 2015 class this morning, as DB Gerald Robinson announced via Twitter that he will weigh his options.

Robinson jumped on board almost immediately after Davante Davis's decommitment, and it looked like he was a very solid commitment as he had a great visit here, and he tweeted about the Orange often. However, he was a McDonald recruit, and if one's inclined to read the tea leaves, it might appear that the Lester news could have accelerated George's departure from the program. If this is the case, I'd be very concerned about Dana Levine.

However, Robinson will still consider the Orange.

He added he is "absolutely" still considering Syracuse. He plans to take his official visit to Syracuse in January with the current commits as originally planned. Robinson is also considering Kentucky, Utah and Florida Atlantic. He plans to take officials at all three of those schools in addition to Syracuse.

This is good news but it's odd to see him reopen his recruitment when it's the same schools that have been there since the beginning recruiting him. I think he has the potential to be one of the best players in this class, so hopefully the Orange are able to lure him back in on his official visit, but as we've seen before, it's rare for a decommitment to recommit to his original school.

Update:

It appears that no one from the staff was in contact with Gerald, which is massively concerning and makes me think that McDonald might have just given up on recruiting kids once he was demoted. Obviously I hope this isn't the case but it doesn't seem promising...

"It took me a while to think this over," Robinson said. "Nobody was keeping in touch with me from Syracuse so I did what's best for me."

(Ed. Note: Hmmmm...)