Robbins’ coach: Defensive end in limbo

Though a Rivals.com report suggested Indiana defensive end recruit C.J. Robbins is back on the market, Joe Sassano, Robbins’ coach at LaSalle Peru High School in LaSalle, Ill., said the situation is less cut and dry than that.

“He has not decommitted,” Sassano said. “We’re just uncertain what’s going to happen right now.”

Sassano said Robbins spoke to a Rivals.com reporter before he had spoken to an Indiana assistant to get some idea of the situation. He said Robbins was initially uncertain if his verbal commitment would still be honored, but that he had eventually gotten word that Indiana athletic director Fred Glass said at Sunday’s press conference that they would remain valid.

Sassano said Robbins was supposed to take his official visit to Indiana this weekend, but that all visits scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled.He said Robbins will keep in contact with other schools and wait to see what happens when IU hires a new coach.

“I guess it’s safe to say there is no actual decommit,” Sassano said. “But he is going to keep his options open simply because we’re not sure how Indiana is going to handle this. … C.J. is kind of in limbo only because he doesn’t know what’s going to happen there. He has to look at other options.”

Indiana already had one decommit from the 2011 class in linebacker Max Pirman, who committed to Nebraska after Indiana’s 83-20 loss to Wisconsin.