Another All-Star Game Up Next for Robinson

Comments from Earnest Robinson and his high school coach are featured in this football recruiting report on the Auburn wide receiver commitment.

Pinson, Ala.--Auburn wide receiver commitment Earnest Robinson says he is solidly pledged to the Tigers as he prepares for his second all-star game.

The Pinson Valley High star is not playing basketball or any other sports. He notes that he is concentrating on football and getting ready to play for Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers during the 2013 season.

Robinson has one more game remaining as a high school senior. "I am getting ready for the Under Armour game," he says, noting that on Saturday he will be leaving for Florida to begin practices for the all-star contest that features talented prospects from around the country.

The four-star prospect notes that his experience in Montgomery for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game was a positive one even though he did not have a pass thrown his way and even though he was sure that the defensive backs he was going up against couldn't cover him.

"I wanted the coaches to see that, but it didn't happen," Robinson says. "I still worked hard and kept my head up and everything.

Earnest Robinson is shown during an all-star practice in Montgomery.

"If you aren't getting the ball thrown to you, as a receiver you can still block and do the other things you need to do to help your team win," he points out.

"I had a lot of fun the whole week," he adds. "The best part of it for me was practice. I competed hard and stayed with the Auburn commitments and everything was good. We are a solid group."

Pinson Valley High coach Matt Glover says that Robinson had a big finish to his senior season as the Indians made a strong run in the Class 4A playoffs. The coach noted that Robinson's best play coincided with the senior getting more rest prior to games.

Earnest Robinson is shown during his senior season.

"We have a one-year-old and my wife was getting up in the middle of the night with him and when she was doing that she would get on Facebook," Glover notes. "When she did that she noticed that Earnest was posting at two o'clock in the morning.

"My wife told me about that so I talked to Earnest about it the next day," Glover says. "He told me, ‘Coach, I can't sleep at home.'

"That was week eight of the season so starting in week nine he starting staying with me on Thursday night," the coach says. "After he did that he starting averaging 150 receiving yards per game."


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