Coach: Denard Robinson likely to stay

Updated: January 13, 2011, 4:41 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

The high school coach of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson said Wednesday he believes Robinson prefers to stay in Ann Arbor.

"I think if the right things are said at Michigan, I think he wants to stay," said Art Taylor, who coached Robinson at Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School. "Will they put you on the edge and roll you out? Denard does not want to sit out a year."

Taylor said Robinson was to meet with Michigan coach Brady Hoke on Wednesday.

Robinson declined comment during the second half of the Ohio State-Michigan basketball game.

Taylor said he's heard offensive coordinator Al Borges can run an effective spread.

Taylor said Robinson would have gone to Florida or Central Florida out of high school, most likely UCF, had he not enrolled at Michigan. Taylor said he keeps three charged cell phone batteries with him at all times because so many college coaches have called him to see if Robinson will transfer.

"I told Denard to ask, 'What offense do you run and where do I fit in?' " Taylor said. "You run the offense to fit the personnel you have. Denard loves Michigan. He'll listen to what they have to say, but it is a tough decision."

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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