Athlete can play almost anywhere

Sometimes scouting a recruit involves more than just identifying the best athletes. For players like Montgomery's Eric Robinson, the college coaches also have to decide their best position.

Robinson competed for Robert E. Lee High School as a junior, where he played several positions. He'll finish his prep career at Carver High School, where his coaches expect to use him primarily at running back.

Scouts describe Eric Robinson (6-1, 185) as an old school style of defensive back, who plays with a hard aggressive style but also has the athleticism to react to any situation.

"I have the attitude of ‘see what I want and make it happen,'" Robinson told in describing his ability.

As a junior Robinson managed 40 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles. After that season he was named All City.

So far Robinson reports that the majority of college coaches feel like he will be a cornerback in college. On the other hand, there are some that see him switching over to the offensive side and playing receiver.

Robinson says he's been clocked at 4.40 in the 40-yard dash. Even more impressive, the Montgomery native showcases a 39-inch vertical jump, which gives him an edge in athleticism on the football field.

Making the rounds of the summer football camps, Robinson attended mini-camps at both Alabama and Auburn and had a very good showing at both sites.

He bench presses 245 pounds, squats 405 and power cleans 225. Robinson carries a 2.5 GPA in the classroom. He hasn't taken the ACT yet.

It's still early, but Robinson reports heavy interest in Auburn, Alabama, Iowa, Ole Miss, West Virginia and Southern Miss.

SCOUTING NOTES: Talented DB who could end up at wide receiver in college. Great leaper. Alabama coaches will be watching him during his senior season.

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