WR Corey Robinson commits to Irish

Updated: March 28, 2012, 2:19 AM ET
By Damon Sayles | ESPN RecruitingNation

Wide receiver Corey Robinson (San Antonio/San Antonio Christian), the son of NBA great David Robinson, took the first step in building his own legacy in football Tuesday night.

After visiting Wake Forest on Tuesday, Corey Robinson decided to go with the first school to recruit him, orally committing to Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver visited South Bend, Ind., for the Irish's junior day over the weekend, and he chose the Irish over offers from Wake Forest, Iowa, Kansas, Navy and North Carolina.

"I made the decision on the way back home [from Wake Forest]," Robinson said. "My family and I were talking about it. We discussed it, and we prayed about it. I just felt that Notre Dame was the best choice for me. It always felt like the best choice.

"There was something about it. The coaches, the recruits, the strong academics. ... I loved everything about it."

Notre Dame was the first school to offer Robinson back in February. Recruited by cornerbacks coach Kerry Cooks, Robinson, who caught 42 passes for 660 yards and 10 touchdowns during his junior season, left South Bend in time to participate in Sunday's Nike Football Training Camp at the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility in Irving, Texas.

The trip to Notre Dame not only impressed Corey, but left David with positive things to say.

"On the trip, I felt it myself. I felt the connection," David Robinson said. "I felt this could be a place where I could leave my son and feel good about it. The decision wasn't all mine, so I wanted him to be sure, too.

"Wake Forest was a great school, and we wanted to have an opportunity to get a look at them. Wake Forest is a beautiful campus, an incredible school with a great coaching staff, but the discussions kept coming back to Notre Dame."

Corey Robinson became the Irish's ninth commitment of the 2013 class. He also became the first Texan and the first receiver for the class.