Robinson Building Bond With Future Teammates

Earnest Robinson talks about playing with several future Auburn teammates in this week's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

Montgomery, Ala.—When the Alabama offense is on the field Saturday during the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game there is a good chance that an Auburn commitment is going to be one of the guys making a play.

With quarterback Jeremy Johnson and wide receivers Jason Smith and Earnest Robinson on that side of the ball, the future Tigers are getting a head start on building a bond that should carry over to the Plains down the road.

"It's real fun," Robinson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers about practicing this week with the star quarterback from Carver High of Montgomery. "Me and Jeremy got to have our connection for the future. It's pretty fun.

"I love how he throws the ball," Robinson added. "He's got a strong arm. I see how he plays smart on the field."

With those three on offense joined by Dee Liner and Kamryn Melton on defense along with former Auburn commitment Reuben Foster, the Alabama All-Stars have had a decided Auburn feel this week in practices as the group is very close and spends a lot of time together. Robinson said many of the guys have been together before, but this week just makes it special.

"It's really big," Robinson said. "We have played together several times at camps. Now I get the chance to play with Jeremy, too. It just completes everything.

Robinson runs a route during practices this week. The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game will kick off at noon CST on Saturday at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.

A big fan of Gus Malzahn from his time as Auburn's offensive coordinator when he got the opportunity to get to know him well, Robinson said having him back with the Tigers as the head coach is something he loves because it means an exciting offense is on the way.

A physical receiver who can go up and get the ball in traffic, Robinson said Malzahn had some direct things to say to him about what he needs to do in order to be ready to play early for the Tigers.

"Me and Malzahn go way back," Robinson points out. "He was my first recruiter in the 10th grade. He told me I'm going to be an impact player and that I need to take a leadership role my freshman year. He said he wants me to help them recruit also."

Solidly committed to Auburn despite several teams trying to get back in the mix, Robinson said he's planning to take several visits next month in addition to the Tigers. Even though he wants to experience new things he added that he's very happy with his decision and isn't looking to make a move.

"I'm still taking all my official visits," Robinson said. "I'm going to take them in January. I'm going to take my Auburn official in January. I'll probably visit Georgia, Florida State and LSU. I'm 100 percent committed to Auburn. I feel real good about it."

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