High School Stars to Reunite at Auburn

Auburn football verbal commitment Greg Robinson discusses recruiting and his friendship with a member of the 2010 Auburn team.

Thibodaux, La.--A recruiting coup from the 2010 signee class was a bonus for Auburn in its recruitment of Scout.com four-star offensive lineman Greg Robinson for the 2011 signee class.

Robinson is a close friend of Auburn freshman wide receiver Trovon Reed, who was ranked as the top prospect in the state of Louisiana as a senior last year at Thibodaux High where Robinson was a standout junior.

"I grew up around Trovon and then I moved away," Robinson tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "When I came back I saw all of the great things he was doing for the community of Thibodaux and that impressed me.

Trovon Reed

"I see Trovon as a great player and he is a good person at heart," Robinson said. "I am excited about the chance to get back out on the field with him and have a chance to back him up."

Reed, who played wide receiver and quarterback at Thibodaux High, arrived at Auburn as one of the most anticipated players in Auburn's February 2010 signees group. He was scheduled to play a key role in the offense this season, but a preseason knee problem limited him to just spot duty early in the season.

Reed is expected to receive a medical hardship redshirt, which means he and his buddy Robinson will have four years of eligibility together at Auburn.

Robinson, who announced on Friday that he will sign with the Tigers, said he had around 25 scholarship offers, but he narrowed his choices to Auburn and LSU before selecting Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

"I expect to play tackle at Auburn," Robinson said. "I played about everything in high school. My freshman and sophomore years I also played defense. As a junior and senior I played offensive tackle and offensive guard."

The lineman said that he currently stands at six-foot-six, 305 pounds. "I?think I am going to grow a little more," he predicts.

His Thibodaux High team finished the 2010 season with a 6-4 record. "We had a lot of injuries so it wasn't the kind of season we hoped it would be,"?he said. "Our quarterback went out and our running back went out.

"I feel like I?left everything on the field although I also feel like I could have done better," Robinson added. "I had some nicks and bruises that held me back a little bit in a few games, but every game I?played I left it all on the field."

Greg Robinson is considered one of the top line prospects in the nation this season.

The big lineman said he will compete on his school's track and field team in the spring, but his focus is on his academics. "I am getting there academically. I am sure I am going to qualify. I am taking the ACT on Saturday morning and there will be no doubt it after that."

A frequent visitor to the Auburn campus in this year to watch practice, talk with the coaches and hang out with his friend Reed, Robinson said it won't be long before he returns. "On Christmas break I am probably going to visit and watch practice," he said.

Scout.com's South Recruiting Manager, Chad Simmons, said Robinson is a good addition to Auburn's 2011 recruiting class. "Greg is a great offensive line prospect who is athletic and versatile enough to play either guard or tackle in college," Simmons said." He is a player I first saw a couple of years ago at a Scout Combine in New Orleans and I could see then he had a lot of potential.

"Another thing I like about Greg is that he is a level-headed and mature young man," Simmons said. "He is very up-front about things. I think he has the potential to be an All-SEC lineman."


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