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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Meyer wanted Denard Robinson at Florida

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Don't count Florida coach Urban Meyer as one of those people surprised by what Denard Robinson is doing at Michigan this season.

Meyer tried to recruit Robinson, a Deerfield Beach,, Fla., product, and liked him more as an athlete and not necessarily as an every-down quarterback. Still, Meyer thought Robinson had what it took to play that position.

"I thought he was fantastic," Meyer said. "He's a good young man. We wanted him that badly, because we thought he could be our curveball. I thought he could be a quarterback because he has a nice throwing motion, and he's a ridiculous athlete."