RB Zykamren Robinson (6-0 225) of Spartanburg High reached double digits in offers Tuesday night when he got a call from USC recruiter Bobby Bentley. He announced the offer Wednesday night and is now focused on the Gamecocks, Tennessee and Missouri for a decision that could come in a matter of a few weeks.
“I’m their guy, that’s what they are telling me, I’m their guy,” Robinson said. “I’m their guy. They want me at South Carolina. That’s where I’m supposed to be. They do want me there, no doubt about it.”
Last season Robinson rushed for 915 yards and 7 touchdowns. He has sub 4.4 speed to go along with a 225 pound frame and feels he would be a perfect fit in the Gamecocks’ offense.
“I feel like I can be a huge part of their offense,” he said. “I feel like I can go in and take the starting role and do what I’ve got to do. I can go inside, outside, catch the ball. I can do anything they ask me to do.”
Robinson wears #21 for the Vikings, the same number of former Gamecock great Marcus Lattimore. He said the two of them are close and he values Lattimore’s opinions.
“Honestly, he’s been the one I’ve been talking to mostly,” Robinson said. “I guess you could say he’s been helping them recruit me for South Carolina, but him as a person, too, has been a big role in how I feel toward South Carolina.”
Robinson made a pair of visits to USC over the summer including one for a camp. He also attended the spring game and the Vanderbilt game last season. His only other visit this summer was to Tennessee.
He has USC, Tennessee and Missouri as his top three from an offer list that also includes Colorado State, Purdue, Georgia Southern, East Carolina, Temple, Appalachian State and Old Dominion.
USC has one running back commitment at this point n the 2019 class, Kevin Harris of Hinesville, GA.