Robinson Ready To Run On The Plains

Auburn running back signee Jovon Robinson discusses his visit for the spring game and talks about the new offense.

Memphis, Tenn.—While Auburn fans were anxious to see the new defensive and offensive schemes in action last Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium, it's doubtful anyone was more pumped up than running back signee Jovon Robinson.

Never backing off his pledge to the Tigers after former AU offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn left to be the head coach at Arkansas State, Robinson said all along that he trusted Coach Gene Chizik to hire the right man for the job at Auburn. After seeing Coach Scot Loeffler's offense in person for the first time, the power back said he likes what he sees out of the new system.

"I think it fits everyone pretty good," Robinson said. "Me, I'm 6-1 and roughly 215-220 pounds, and they have the I package for me. They could also put me in the spread. For (Onterio) McCalebb, they also still have the spread. They still have different looks for McCalebb."

"All In" was a phrase that Chizik has referenced frequently during his tenure at Auburn. There is no doubt that it sums up Robinson's feelings about becoming an Auburn football player as the big back said he couldn't wait to get to the Plains once again prior to making his latest visit.

"I was very excited to come to the spring game--I actually woke up like five hours earlier than the players did," Robinson said. "I've seen a lot of what Auburn was trying to do with the running backs that they have. I truly believe I can have an immediate impact when I come in.

"Every time I come down there it's the same feeling," he added. "I can't stop smiling. I love everyone. I love my coaches and I'm just ready to get down there."

Jovon Robinson is Auburn's only tailback signee in the 2012 class.

With a quarterback race in full swing and four tailbacks on campus that have a head start in the offense, the Tigers will hit the ground running in August in order to get ready for the Clemson Tigers. Robinson said even though he's seen what the offense can do now, he's ready for what it will look like this fall.

"The spring game is a good preview of what's to come, but we truly won't know what we have until everybody gets on campus and really fit together in what the coaches are trying to do," Robinson said. "Most of our offense fits everyone, especially with the quarterbacks. I'm really waiting on what they've got for us."

Robinson said he plans to be on campus to start classes at Auburn on May 14.


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