Kragthorpe added his 9th recruit to the 2010 Class when HS Senior-to-be Cleo Robinson verbally committed to the Cardinals on Friday. Robinson will switch from his current DE position to play LB his Senior year, the position he was recruited to play at UofL. As a DE for Paul Vi HS in New Jersey, he notched 84 tackles and 17 sacks his Junior season.
At 6'2", 220 lbs, Robinson is only a 1-star LB recruit but boasts blue chip upside in the classroom, where he will begin his Sr. year with a 3.8 GPA. The CC staff is still scanning microfiche at the UARC (University Archive and Records Center) but we're confidently projecting Robinson as the first football recruit to choose UofL over the Ivy League's Penn and Harvard for academic reasons (engineering program). Kragthorpe also outhustled an offer from Temple and interest from schools such as Rutgers, Maryland, Pitt and 'Nova to snatch Cleo's oral commitment.
Hat Tip: Jody Demling, Scout.com, Rivals.com