It seems one dumb decision won’t cause James Robinson’s entire college career to go up in smoke.
Robinson, a four-star receiver, signed his national letter of intent with Florida on National Signing Day. That in and of itself isn’t a big deal. Considered the No. 14 wide receiver in the country, Robinson was a Florida lean for a while, and it looked as if he would be one of the best players in Florida’s 2017 class, but things don’t always go as planned.
Particularly when you’re cited for marijuana possession during an official visit to Ohio State.
That’s what happened to Robinson last week, when he was found in possession of marijuana at an off-campus party during the visit. Because of the citation, Robinson will have to pay a $250 fine. The biggest punishment was having the schools he was interested in — Ohio State and Florida — pull their scholarship offers.
Things changed on Wednesday however, as Florida sent an NLI to Robinson for him to sign, and he did. That means he’ll be in Gainesville this summer, and the truth of the matter is it’s probably for the best. While what Robinson did was stupid, it wasn’t something horrible enough to ruin his entire life.
That being said, I’d suspect he’ll be on a short leash with Jim McElwain and his staff at Florida. He’s getting a second chance, but that doesn’t guarantee a third.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Florida signs 4-star WR James Robinson following possession charges