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Kevin Robbins Commits To Georgia Tech Over Michigan State

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets picked up their seventh verbal commit in 6-foot-4, 240 pound defensive end Kevin Robbins out of Forestville, Md.

Robbins is rated a three-star commit according to Rivals and chose Georgia Tech over Michigan State among his 15 football scholarship offers, which included the likes of Rutgers, West Virginia, Arizona, Mississipi State, Boston College, Wake Forest, North Carolina and East Carolina.

The surprise was that Robbins selected Georgia Tech over Michigan State, because his father was a star for Michigan State and then went onto the NFL.

Robbins said that he just felt at home on his visit at Georgia Tech:

"I just felt like Georgia Tech was the best for me. They have great academics, I really liked [defensive coordinator Al Groh], and they recruited me the hardest. I really like Coach Groh's plans for me when I get there - to play outside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme. That's something I feel like I could see myself doing."

Robbins also said that his father did not push him into going to Michigan State, and just said that it was his choice:

"My Dad never pushed me to Michigan State," Robbins said. "He always said it was really my choice. He said I should go wherever I felt most comfortable and felt like I had the chance to have the most success. Going to Georgia Tech and playing outside linebacker, I felt like that was where I would have the most success."

Another reason that Robbins chose Georgia Tech was because his high school teammate defensive tackle Darius Commissiong had already decided on being a Yellow Jacket.

Here are some highlights of Robbins:

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