Craig Makes An Impression On WR Commit
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Craig Makes An Impression On WR Commit

Auburn wide receiver commitment Earnest Robinson discusses his visit to the Plains, Dameyune Craig, and more.

Pinson, Ala.—Visiting Auburn over the weekend along with Pinson Valley High teammate Zach Cunningham, longtime Tigers' commitment Earnest Robinson had been looking forward to his first official visit and the opportunity to get to know the new coaching staff better.

Spending a great deal of time with Gus Malzahn, offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig, Robinson said the visit was all he had hoped it would be.

"It went real good," Robinson said. "It was my first visit so it was good to get my whole family down there. They liked the coaches and everything. Me and Coach Malzahn are pretty good.

"We are getting a good relationship," the wide receiver added. "I have to help the coaches recruit now. I'm going to come back for next week and help them out. I want to help them decide to come here."

A legendary player for the Tigers during his career, Craig is back on the Plains after a successful stint as an assistant at Florida State. A dynamic recruiter much like he was a player, Craig's energy is something that Robinson said is apparent when talking with him.

"I like how he's talking and how he's real," Robinson said. "Some coaches aren't real like he is. He's talking to me about education and getting me to the league. He's pretty cool. We're getting a good relationship."

While Robinson is solidly committed to the Tigers, Cunningham is just now getting into his recruiting after coming on strong as a senior. Now a four-star linebacker prospect on Scout.com, Robinson said his teammate enjoyed his trip and he believes Auburn has a good chance to get a commitment from him in the end.

"It's good for him to take his first official visit and see everything," Robinson said. "I'm still helping him to choose what will best fit him. He really likes Auburn. Auburn is still on the map for him. I'm just talking to him and telling him to do the best for him. Auburn likes him too. They said he's going to change the game."

Saying that Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and several more SEC schools are still after him to visit, Robinson said he wants to take his official visits just to have the experience, but also plans to get back to Auburn to help the Tigers recruit.

"I'm going to be there (Auburn), but I still want to visit other schools," Robinson said. "I'm going to take all of my visits because it will be my first time to do that. I haven't set up any others yet."