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UCF confirms CB Robinson leaving for NFL

Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:57 pm
 
Central Florida cornerback Josh Robinson will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
  
Robinson, 5-feet-10 and 192 pounds, is the 14th-best cornerback prospect and No. 107 overall prospect eligible for this April's draft, according to ratings by NFLDraftScout.com.
  
"I've been in discussions with the Robinson family over the holidays, and after I met with them Saturday regarding the pros and cons of entering the draft as well as staying in school, the family decided that he wanted to declare for the draft," Knights coach George O'Leary said in release by the school. "I wish him well in his future endeavors in the NFL and I hope everything works out for Josh and his family."
  
Robinson had indicated earlier in the week through Facebook and Twitter that he intended to leave school, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
  
Robinson was named First Team All-Conference USA for the second consecutive season in 2011 after intercepting two passes and breaking up 15, tied for second-most in school history. He leaves the Knights with 36 career pass breakups, two shy of the school record set by current Philadelphia Eagle Asante Samuel.
  
Robinson moved to the boundary corner position in early November following a season-ending knee injury by A.J. Bouye. Robinson also has some return skills, but lost the punt return job for UCF in September following three fumbles early in the season.
  
Robinson was named to the 2011 Jim Thorpe and Bronko Nagurski preseason watch lists after typically being assigned the opponents' top receiver as a sophomore. He had six interceptions as a freshman and two in each of the past two seasons.
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