Kamren Robinson Adds To Virginia Recruiting Streak

The Virginia football program’s recruiting momentum carried right into the holiday weekend. Essex High School’s Kamren Robinson added fuel to the surge with his commitment to the Cavaliers on Friday. That marked the third straight Friday that the Hoos picked up a 2023 pledge.

Robinson announced his decision on Twitter.

Robinson, who also plays basketball and baseball at Essex, was a first-team all-state selection in football and baseball. He also won the state title in the long jump. He reported a 4.55 40-yard dash time on his Hudl profile.

A three-star recruit on 247Sports, Robinson chose Virginia over other offers such as Virginia Tech, Boston College, and Florida State within the ACC as well as Indiana, Maryland, ODU, and others outside of the conference. He visited UVA and VT in recent weeks before selecting the Hoos. 247 rates him as the No. 8 player in the state of Virginia and he’s currently the highest rated commit in the class per that service’s composite score.

The Cavaliers have recruited Robinson primarily as a linebacker, but at 6’2″ and 215 pounds, he’s a versatile athlete that can be used in various ways. He’s played on both sides of the ball and on special teams with Essex in his high school career. UVA took two linebackers as part of the 2022 class with Stevie Bracey and Trey McDonald, while Robinson is the first linebacker commit in 2023.

Robinson’s choice extended a recruiting roll for the Wahoos. They grabbed seven commitments in June and then kicked off July with the Essex standout’s pledge.

That pushes the overall 2023 list to 10 commitments. Robinson joined Miles Greene (DL), Donte Hawthorne (RB), TeKai Kirby (TE), Jarvis Lee (DB), Rodney Lora (DL), Cole Surber (OL), Amare Thomas (WR), Noah Vaughn (RB), and Keandre Walker (DB). Greene, Hawthorne, Lora, and Surber as well as Robinson are in-state recruits.