Earnest Robinson Excited About Future

Auburn wide receiver commitment Earnest Robinson talks about the win over Mortimer Jordan and his commitment to the Tigers.

Pinson, Ala.—After dropping the season opener on the road to 4A powerhouse Oneonta, Pinson Valley and Auburn commitment Earnest Robinson were determined to get off to a good start on the road at Mortimer Jordan. On the first possession of the game Robinson caught a short pass, broke a tackle, and raced 50 yards for a touchdown. Game over.

With the early lead in hand Pinson Valley turned the game over to sophomore running back Nick Gibson and he did the rest as the Indians won easily 31-7. While he didn't get another catch in the game, Robinson said he wanted to make sure his plays counted and that was the case with his only grab.

"It really turned into a running game," Robinson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I just wanted to start off good and I caught the screen pass and wanted a touchdown. I'm trying to get better with my blocking skills and everything."

On a muggy night Robinson had several more passes thrown his way in the first half with only two catchable. On both he went up for the ball only to have the defensive back get enough of the ball to knock it to the turf. He said for him it was more of an equipment issue than anything else on Friday night.

"I had my shield on and it was fogging up really bad," Robinson said. "I had trouble finding the ball so I took it off."

Earnest Robinson races for the touchdown

By that time Pinson Valley had the game well in hand and kept the ball on the ground. That didn't mean Robinson's job was finished however as he got an opportunity to continue to improve all parts of his game.

"I think I have improved my blocking the most," Robinson said. "It has really helped us a lot having the running game going well."

Getting his decision out of the way, committing to Auburn very early in the process, Robinson said it really helped him focus on his senior season and trying to get Pinson Valley rolling in his senior year. Growing closer to being an Auburn Tiger with every passing day, he said he's just enjoying growing closer to the coaches and strengthening his relationship with them.

"I just really love the coaches and really love Trooper Taylor," Robinson said. "Coach (Gene) Chizik is a really cool guy too. They keep in touch with me and we have a really good relationship. I'm just getting ready to play for them too."

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