Bigtime Prospect Impressed By AU Visit

Offensive line prospect Greg Robinson talks about his trip to Auburn for the Clemson game.

Thibodaux, La..--Four-star offensive tackle Greg Robinson had made several visits to Auburn to check out the Tigers, visit the coaching staff, and spend time with his former high school teammate Trovon Reed. However on Saturday he got a chance to see Auburn on a game day and see Jordan-Hare Stadium filled to capacity as the Tigers faced off against Clemson. That was something he said was new and very exciting for him.

"There was a lot of people cheering," Robinson said. "The fans were going crazy. The atmosphere was awesome. It was actually exactly what I expected. They told me it was going to be loud and a good game to come to. I decided to come and it was worth it."

Getting to the stadium in time for Tiger Walk, Robinson said he watched it inside the recruiting lounge after getting a little overheated following a long night of driving after his game Friday night. Saying the flight of the eagle before the game was amazing, he said the best thing for him on the visit was getting to see the locker room after the overtime win.

"It was pretty cool," Robinson said. "Especially going into the locker room after the game with the coaches and the players and see how they celebrate after a big win. Everybody gathers around the Auburn symbol and celebrate like brothers and family."

In addition to seeing the coaches in action during and after the game, Robinson said he had a chance to sit down with coaches Gene Chizik and Trooper Taylor just to talk about his future if he chose Auburn.

"It went good," Robinson said. "He said some good things and wants to get my family up there soon. I like him (Chizik). He's just like my father. It's just his personality. He knows how to have fun but he's serious when it's time to be serious.

"He (Trooper) likes to stay in touch with me and I stay in touch with him," Robinson added. "He likes to know what's going on with me and high school football. He's just like a father figure. I like the way he coaches and gets along with the players."

It wasn't just Robinson's first ever game in person, it was also the first playing time for Reed this season as he carried the ball twice against Clemson in the win out of the wildcat formation. Robinson said T-Reed was excited about the game he was just as excited to see him on the field.

"He told me this was going to be his first game," Robinson said. "I wish I could have seen him more but when he got in I saw him run for like seven yards. It was exciting."

Saying he plans to be back for the LSU game next month and possibly sooner if things work out, Robinson said at the moment Auburn is still at the top of his list just ahead of the home state Tigers. "I like it very much," Robinson said. "It's a good place. The atmosphere is wonderful. They just have a lot of good players.

"It's just a wonderful school and I like it a lot," he added. "It fits every category I'm looking for."


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