UPDATED: Toppers add four commitments

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Posted Jan 27, 2013


Vestavia Hills (Ala.) defensive end Kalvin Robinson joined Bob Jones (Ala.) linebacker Drew Davis, George Jenkins (Fla.) defensive end Tanner Reeves, and McDonogh #35 (La.) offensive tackle Jimmie Sims in committing to Western Kentucky over the Jan. 25 weekend.

The commitments continue to roll in for new WKU head coach Bobby Petrino.

Vestavia Hills (Ala.) defensive end Kalvin Robinson joined Bob Jones (Ala.) linebacker Drew Davis, George Jenkins (Fla.) defensive end Tanner Reeves, and McDonogh #35 (La.) offensive tackle Jimmie Sims in committing to Western Kentucky over the Jan. 25 weekend.

Robinson, a two-star defensive end, flipped his commitment from UAB to the Hilltoppers.

"The entire atmosphere (this weekend) made me decide to commit to WKU," he said. "From the amazing coaching staff, to the beautiful campus, it made me feel at home."

Additionally, Robinson said he picked WKU because he felt the program will reach new heights with the new coaching staff.

"I know that everyone at WKU is on-board with the future of expanding every aspect of the school," the two-star said. "When you go to a place and can sense that from one visit, it's given that's the place for you to be."

Robinson said he's being recruited by both new WKU assistants Nick Holt and Jeff Brohm.

Davis is a 6-foot-1, 200 pound middle linebacker who picked WKU over offers from Murray State, Tennessee-Martin and Tennessee Tech, among others.

"I prayed about it (my commitment) first, and it (WKU) just felt like the place I needed to be," he said. "I loved the coaching staff, the facilities, and just the overall atmosphere.

"I especially like the vision that Coach (Bobby) Petrino has for the team."

Davis said Petrino talked extensively to the recruits about the Hilltoppers competing against the SEC programs on their upcoming schedule.

"Coach Petrino talked to all the recruits about what we needed to do to win our season opener against Kentucky," the linebacker said. "I was very excited after hearing that because of my desire to compete against SEC teams.

"At WKU, I'll get to play the teams that skipped me. I'm really looking forward to playing in Bowling Green this fall."

Reeves, a 6-foot-4, 225 pound defensive end, chose the Hilltoppers over offers from Hawaii and Youngstown State.

"Well, academics was a huge part in the recruiting process, and I was very impressed by what WKU had to offer," he said. "Petrino is a very impressive coach and has a great reputation for winning."

"The campus is beautiful and has a lot of history. I couldn't be more excited to play for the Hilltoppers."

Sims, a 6-foot-5, 285 pound offensive tackle from Mcdonogh #35 (La.) HS, reportedly picked WKU over interest from Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana Tech., among others.

WKU will have one more weekend (Feb. 1) to host their top football targets before National Signing Day on Feb. 6.

Stay tuned with WKUInsider for reaction from WKU's other weekend visitors throughout the week.


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