AU WR Commitment Hoping for Big Finish

Wide receiver Earnest Robinson discusses his senior season and commitment to the Auburn Tigers.

Pinson, Ala.--Auburn football verbal commitment Earnest Robinson said he is focused on being a leader and helping his team make a run in the state playoffs as he enters the stretch run of his final year at Pinson Valley?High School.

On Friday night he helped his team cruise to a lopsided victory in a region contest vs. Springville, which qualified the Indians for the Class 5A playoffs and sent the Homecoming crowd home in a festive mood.

This week his team will play at Moody before closing the regular season at home vs. Briarwood Christian on Senior Night that is set for Nov. 2nd.

"We played pretty well on offense, but we did have two fumbles, but everything came out okay," Robinson said of his team's 35-0 shutout of Springville. "We stayed strong and the defense was good."

It was a bit of an odd night for the six-foot-three, 195-pound receiver. Early in the contest he appeared to make a touchdown catch in the back of the end zone, but an official waved it off, saying the receiver was out of bounds, a call that surprised Robinson.

Three times on passes intended for the four-star prospect the Springville defense was called for pass interference, including back-to-back throws into the end zone.

Although he made several catches, his biggest gainer of the night came on a return, however, it was called back by a penalty.

Earnest Robinson and his teammates were in the pink on Friday night for Homecoming as part of a breast cancer awareness project.

Despite Auburn's struggles on the field this fall, the wide receiver said he is a strong commitment to the Tigers. "Everything is good," he said. "I am getting ready to get focused on college after we go to the playoffs. I got a 21 on my ACT so I am ready to go."

Robinson said when he talks to the Auburn coaches they are telling him that they are looking forward to the big receiver reporting to campus next year. "They told me they need help," he said. "Me and Reuben (linebacker commitment Reuben Foster) are going to take leadership roles when we get down there. I talk to Reuben a lot. He is my good buddy."

Robinson's teammates have noticed the receiver is stepping up as a leader this year. He said that is good to know. "Helping out my teammates is what I want to do because as a senior I have to show leadership," he said. "I want to us to go all the way."

As the Indians near the playoffs, Pinson Valley head coach Matt Glover said it will be important for Robinson to be a big part of the offense. "We have got to do a better job of getting him the football," the coach said. "When he goes, we go."

Robinson noted he is going to do everything he can to help his Indians to a big finish. "I am still getting better at my route-running and I am working on it because I want to be perfect," he said. "I've got my blocking down pretty good and I can catch the ball really good."

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