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Robinson could be the Nor'easter Baylor needs for 2018

Medford, N.J. athlete Daevon Robinson (3) is taking his official visit to Baylor Dec. 7-9.
Medford, N.J. athlete Daevon Robinson (3) is taking his official visit to Baylor Dec. 7-9. (Burlington County Times)

The unique thing about Daevon Robinson is that a team can put him in a spot on the field and be successful. Baylor isn't sure where where it wants to put the 3-star recruit from Medford, N.J. But that's a decision that doesn't have to be made yet.

What the program does know is that Robinson is taking his official visit to Waco this coming weekend. Robinson is expected to arrive Thursday evening. This is his first ever trip to Texas.

"Baylor is one of my top schools,'' Robinson said. "I want them to show me around show me that Baylor is a great place and prove that what other people say about Baylor is wrong.''

With a healthy number of the coaching staff coming with head coach Matt Rhule from Temple and connections into Philadelphia and New Jersey still vibrant, the relationship with Robinson sustained.

He's being recruited primarily by Baylor defensive backs coach Fran Brown and defensive ends coach Elijah Robinson. They came by to see him the week of Nov. 27.

In fact, it sustained while Robinson had been committed to North Carolina State. Robinson recently de-committed from the Wolf Pack, although he said he is still considering that program. Following this visit to Waco, Robinson is planning to take an official visit to Rutgers Dec. 15-17. He has not decided if he will sign Dec. 20 or Feb. 7, 2018.

Robinson did a little bit of everything for Shawnee High School. The Renegades used him primarily as their go-to receiver. He finished with more than 600 receiving yards and 12 scores. He was also used in selected running situations. There were other scenarios where he was used as a tight end.

Given his length (6-4, 205), Shawnee defensive coaches could play him at all three levels, defensive end, outside linebacker and safety. Heck, he was also a punter.

Robinson's interest in Baylor is also tied to current running back John Lovett. The two have played with and against each other going back to middle school days and been friends ever since.

"We haven't talked about [the distance from home or missing it] that much,'' Robinson said. "But he said that the Baylor coaches took him and have taken care of him down there. He said he's having fun down there.''

Robinson wants every other recruit wants - the right fit. It's just a matter of knowing it when you know it on top of the relationship developed with the coaches.

"It's about being comfortable,'' he said. "But it's also about the best fit for me in academics and on the field.''

Daevon Robinson's senior season stats:

Receiving: 38-611 12TD

Rushing: 12-136 4TD

Defense: 5 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 1 FC

Down below is his video from his junior season.