Chase Robison is tired of hearing coaches say they still need to “evaluate” him.
The 6-foot-4, 228-pound defensive end from Christian Brothers (Memphis) worked out at Ole Miss’ senior day on Saturday and felt he really made the case that he should earn a scholarship offer.
Despite running a 4.69-second 40-yard dash and a 4.22 in the shuttle, Robison came away from the one-day camp with only a promise that the staff would get back to him.
“It’s part of it,” he said on Saturday. “It’s the nature. It’s a business.”
Even without an offer, Robison feels he accomplished something.
“I definitely raised my stock from what I did today,” he said. “Some of the defensive ends that were supposed to show up didn’t show up, which was a bummer because I wanted them to compare me and size me up with them. But I did compete very well today. I had a good day.”
Robison admitted he hoped players like Aberdeen defensive end Channing Ward, considered to be one of the top players in the country, would have shown up.
“I do well in 1-on-1s,” he said. “That’s what I’m best at is pass rushing, so that’s kind of where I get to show out with these guys that are five stars and four stars, you know?”
Robison ran off a list of schools that have recently shown him interest, including Mississippi State, Indiana, Texas Tech and “a lot of Sun Belt teams” like Arkansas State, which he visited on Wednesday.
Should he receive an Ole Miss offer down the line, Robison, who grew up an Ole Miss fan having attended games in the Grove on a regular basis, said that he would have to put the Rebels towards the top of his list.
“It’d be pretty close,” he said.
Robison has no definite timetable for when he plans to make his college decision public.
“I would like to do it sometime mid-season, but I’m not sure,” he said. “Definitely sometime around mid-season.”
Robison is un-ranked by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. (July 29, 2011, Page 8A)