Arkansas State had a big time visitor on its campus today for an unofficial visit.
The son of a former player, Chase Robison was shown a lot of love during his time in Jonesboro on Wednesday.
“That’s the thing I like about Arkansas State the most, they always show me a lot of love and a lot of attention,” Robison told AStateNation.com after his visit. “They really make me feel wanted, that I’m very important to their recruiting plan.”
Robison’s father Lanier accompanied his son on the visit, and according to the youngest Robison, his father always enjoys returning to the school he played football at.
“Dad always loves coming back here,” Robison said. “He always loves recalling the days he played here.”
While Hugh Freeze and the Red Wolf coaching staff may not have literally rolled out the red carpet for the standout defensive end, he was made to feel that way.
“I got to sit down with Coach Freeze, Coach (Dave) Womack the defensive coordinator, my position coach (Chris) Kiffin and the defensive grad assistant,” Robison said. “They showed me the depth chart, they showed me where they will be graduating seven defensive linemen this fall.”
Having the opportunity to make an immediate impact appears important to the Christian Brothers HS defender.
“It looks really good for me to come in and play early,” Robison said. “I definitely want to play early wherever I go. It’s nice that I could come in and play as a freshmen or sophomore at the school my father played at.”
Robison knew before he left that Freeze and the entire Red Wolf coaching staff was hoping for good news.
“They wanted me to commit to them today,” Robison said. “They twisted my arm a little, but not too bad. They know that they have a good shot of me playing for them since my dad played there.”
Robison attended summer camp in Jonesboro but wasn’t able to meet the teams new defensive coordinator. He got that opportunity today.
“Coach Womack seems to be a great Christian man,” Robison said. “He is impressive, he is a very nice guy. He seems very excited about being at Arkansas State.”
While Robison didn’t make a commitment today, he has decided that he will make his final decision earlier than expected.
“After game two or three of my senior season I’m going to decide where I’m going to go,” Robinson said. “That way I can finish out my senior season not worrying about the recruiting process.”