Middle Tennessee gains No. 8

Defensive end/outside linebacker Veion Robinson (Lovejoy, Ga./Lovejoy) is on board with the Blue Raiders, multiple sources report.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior, who recorded 13 sacks last year, also received scholarship offers from Furman, Kent State and Tulane, while Kansas State showed interest.

“Other coaches were saying to gain 30 more pounds or were wanting to see more film of me moving in space,” Robinson told the Clayton News Daily. “But Middle Tennessee was talking about taking me as I was and progressing with me and seeing me succeed. They really acted like they wanted me. And coach [Rick] Stockstill told me that he would be a friend first and a coach second and that I could come to him about anything. I’ll always keep that in my mind.”

Five of Middle Tennessee's eight 2013 verbals are from the Peach State.