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Notre Dame, Mike Brown After 2025 WR Dylan Robinson

May 15, 2024

Notre Dame had shown serious interest in Dylan Robinson‍ for months with receivers coach Mike Brown traveling to California to see the 2025 wideout work out in person.

Brown and the rest of the Irish coaching staff reviewed the film and by the time Robinson clocked a sub-4.5 40-yard dash at an Under Armour Camp shortly after, the Irish had seen enough and extended a scholarship offer.

“It means a lot,” the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder says. “They're really genuine out there for sure. I guess that's the main thing that I would say I'm looking for in a college, just genuine good people. 

“It's a huge school, coming from a big school and coming from those type of genuine people, it meant a lot.” 

The Bonita High School standout has over a dozen other major offers from schools like UCLA, Washington, Utah, Cal, Penn State, Michigan State, Nebraska and TCU among several others

Still, in addition to the prestige of Notre Dame, the offer from the Irish was a big deal to Robinson because of who it came from.

“Coach Brown is a great dude,” he says. “That's my guy. 

“Obviously Coach (Marcus) Freeman, he's been texting me. We've been talking a lot, kind of just building that relationship. (Chad) Bowden, we've also been talking a lot; really just the whole offensive staff I'm talking with and building relationships with.”

That 4.4 40 was a big deal to a lot of people, but not so much to Robinson.

“I don't run 40s at all,” he says. “That was my first 40 that I've ever run. I feel like I could have done better. They only let me run one because I did pretty good, so that was my first 40. I think I could always do better.”

Brown certainly believes he can put Robinson’s speed and size to good use.

“One of the first conversations that we had, he was saying that he was looking for length, he's looking for speed and good ball tracking,” Robinson explains. “He said that that's all the things he believes that I have. That's their main pitch to me; they're going to get me out there and give me the ability to use my athleticism and ball tracking and speed to go make plays.”

Robinson is getting ready to embark on some official visits over the next several weeks

”I've got to make my rounds,” he said, noting he’ll be taking officials to Washington, UCLA, Utah and Notre Dame.

“ I'm getting out to Notre Dame June 11th to the 13th. I'll be out there trying to spend as much time with the staff and the people as possible.

“I'm really just looking for the culture. Obviously, I'm trying to see if what the coaches are telling me is true. I feel there's some good, genuine people there. I'm trying to see if that's how the players feel about it too. That's a big thing. I'm going to look for that culture and where I could develop and how I can develop there. Obviously, it's going to be academics. I know football is not going to last forever, so it'll be academics.”

Robinson is planning to major in Engineering.

”There are kind of niche things that I would have to do because I'm trying to get into product design,” he says. “I know at different colleges there are niche things, so that's a conversation that I'm going to have to have on the OV.”

He hasn’t locked in a commitment date yet, but expects to have one before the Fall.

“I'm planning to probably commit right before season, end of summer. I just want to see how I feel after the OVs. It really comes down to that. 

“Maybe I have to take one or two more trips just to finalize it if I'm stuck between two schools, but probably end of summer, before season.”

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