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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Signee profile: OL Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 296-pound guard from Thibodaux, La., that Rivals ranks as the No. 2 offensive guard in the country, has signed.

A consensus top-10 guard, Robinson was a 5A first-team all-state selection his senior year at Thibodaux.

He is the second Thibodaux star in two years to leave LSU country and sign with Auburn, joining wide receiver Trovon Reed, who signed last February.

While his run blocking stands out, the scouting services say his pass blocking needs work. Although he has the size to play tackle, he projects as a guard.

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  • Committed: Dec. 11, 2010
  • Recruited by: Trooper Taylor, Jeff Grimes
  • Also considered: LSU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Alabama, USC
  • Rivals: 90 overall, 2 position, 6 state
  • Scout: 133 overall, 7 position
  • ESPN: 10 position
  • Notable: Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio
  • Quotable: "I've been to LSU several times, I've been to Auburn several times, and I just feel in my heart Auburn is the place to be." -- Robinson in December
Here's a free scouting report on Robinson courtesy of Rivals:
  • On the Hoof: Robinson is thick with a good power base. He has an ideal build for a lineman coming out of high school. He is built like Florida signee Chaz Green.
  • Needs Improvement: Has a tendency to overextend while pass protecting, leaving himself vulnerable to being grabbed and yanked to the ground. He must do a better job of moving feet after being engaged in either direction.
  • Most Impressive: Has the size and athletic ability to drive block smaller linemen and linebackers 10 yards downfield. He is a natural hip and knee bender and very athletic. Robinson could play all five offensive line positions.
  • Conclusion: There is a very good chance he could compete for playing time as a freshman because he already has the size, athletic ability and toughness needed.

1 comment:

Tar Heel Tiger said...

Holy Gumbo!

Welcome to the AU Neighborhood, Mr. Robinson!!!