The Georgia Tech basketball coaching staff is looking to expand their recruiting circles even wider as on Thursday evening, Josh Pastner offered 2019 power forward/center Orlando Robinson. The offer is just the latest for Robinson who has had a stellar week to say the least.
Prior to the Yellow Jackets offering the 6-foot-9, 210-pound Los Angeles prospect, several other notable programs reached out to the 2019 prospect.
On Wednesday, Louisville and new head coach Chris Mack offered Robinson while DePaul offered on Tuesday. That being said, Robinson’s collected all in all nine offers since April 23rd and has 22 scholarship offers total.
After reading several reports on Robinson from around the web, the general consensus appears to be that parts of Robinson’s game are still raw. Obviously, at 6-foot-9, you’d like to see Robinson add another 10-20-pounds of weight at least and most of that coming in muscle mass.
In his high school and AAU games, Robinson has been a quality scoring threat including putting up 29-points in his first game with Los Angeles Cathedral after transferring from Centennial High School in Las Vegas. That being said, after reclassifying to the class of 2019 back in April, Robinson once again transfered, this time to Middlebrooks Academy, another school in Los Angeles.
Jerry Meyer of 247Sports also pointed Robinson as a player who has raised his stock in recent weeks. Still playing with a Las Vegas based AAU team, Robinson recently averaged 12.2 points per game during an Addidas tournament but also posted a double-double of 20-points and 10-rebounds in the last game of the tournament according to Myer. The AAU team that Robinson had that game against? None other than a former Yellow Jackets team in Derrick Favors Elite squad.
If Robinson can continue improving his stock, the Yellow Jackets will most likely see increased competition in trying to land the high rising power forward/center. The Yellow Jackets under Pastner haven’t created a ton of avenues into L.A but a strong recruitment of Robinson could help fix that. Recruiting Robinson could also help create potential recruiting pipelines in Las Vegas, which of course is Robinson’s hometown and home of his AAU team, the Las Vegas Knicks.
Currently, the 2019 recruiting class is bare for the Yellow Jackets however they do share high mutual interest with several key prospects including point guard Kyle Sturdivant, shooting guards Brendan Tucker and Marcus Watson, power forward Daniel Ramsey, and center D.J Burns to just name a few prospects.