4-Star Receiver Chooses Chizik's Tigers

Earnest Robinson said that he will sign with Coach Gene Chizik's Auburn football Tigers.

Pinson, Ala.--Earnest Robinson, a four-star wide receiver from Pinson Valley High School, got recruiting done early when he announced on Saturday that he will sign with the Auburn Tigers.

"It feels good to make the decision," he said. "Now I can concentrate on my senior season."

Standing six-foot-three, 196 pounds, the Class of 2013 prospect said, "I like Coach (Gene) Chizik, I like Trooper Taylor and I like the new offensive coordinator (Scot Loeffer).

"Coach Loeffler and I sat down and talked a lot about offense last night," he said. "He is a real smart guy. He knows a lot about college offenses and pro offenses."

Earnest Robinson

Robinson is Auburn's fourth verbal commitment for next year's signee class.

Robinson said that he likes the family atmosphere around the football program at Auburn and noted that had a major influence in his decision to choose the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and others.

"As soon as I came down here they knew my name," he said. "I thought I was home. I didn't want to go anywhere except (Auburn)."

The high school junior noted that he made the decision while visiting the Auburn campus on Saturday, something that excited Taylor, the wide receiver coaching. "He was jumping around like crazy and he picked me up."

The receiver said he is excited about playing in Loeffler's offense because of his experience in college and the NFL. He also likes Loeffler's personality.

"The offensive coordinator was talking to me and he was saying if we hurt our foot or something he won't down us or de-commit us or something. We will still be in the family."

Robinson said he is looking forward to having Trooper Taylor as his position coach. "I really love Trooper. He is like family, like my dad. He will take care of me. He will be on me hard about my education. And Coach (Tommy) Thigpen is like my dad. He is cool, laid back. I can tell him about anything."

The receiver was a standout at an Auburn summer camp last year and he noted that was where he began building a relationship with the AU coaches.

Robinson has been a standout at Pinson Valley since his sophomore season.

This summer the receiver said he is going to continue to work on improving his hands, speed, size and route-running. "I just turned 17 on February 6th so I think I am going to get bigger," he said. "I really hope I grow to be six-foot-five 220 pounds by the time I leave high school."

A starter at shooting guard on the basketball team, the receiver said he is on the A-B honor role at Pinson Valley High and is thinking about majoring in engineering in college.

He said football is the sport he loves. "I love catching the ball as a wide receiver," he said, noting that he has a best time of 4.48 in the 40-yard dash.

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