Robinson Headed Back To The Plains

Jovon Robinson is headed back to the Plains after he committed to the Auburn Tigers over Alabama and others on Thursday.

It took a little while but Jovon Robinson is headed back to the place his brief Division I football career started as on Thursday he committed to Auburn over Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and dozens of other colleges.

"I have taken visits and evaluated every school that offered me the opportunity to be a part of their program, and after careful thought and consideration, I have chosen to verbally commit to Auburn University," Robinson said in a prepared statement.

"I have a long relationship with Coach Gus Malzahn, and have developed a strong bond with assistant coaches Rhett Lashlee and Tim Horton, who did an outstanding job recruiting me," Robinson said.

"I want to thank all of the schools and coaches that recruited me," he added. "The people I have met during this process have really inspired me and kept me focused. I am excited to have this important decision out of the way so that I can focus completely on the upcoming season at Georgia Military College, and accomplishing our goal of winning a national championship."

Robinson's GMC reached the national championship game in 2013 with a strong performance by Robinson helping that happen.

Rated the top running back in the country by Scout.com, Robinson teams up with four-star Kerryon Johnson to give Auburn one of the top running back tandems in the country for the 2015 signing class.

A U.S. Army All-American at Wooddale High School in Memphis, Robinson rushed for 1,069 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. When he signed with the Tigers he picked AU over Alabama, Memphis, Miami and other colleges.

The only tailback signee in Auburn's 2012 class, Robinson participated in Auburn's second preseason scrimmage on August 8th of that year before being held out of practice while AU officials decided whether or not he could enroll for fall semester classes because of concerns about his academic eligibility.

After Auburn ruled he was not eligible to attend classes that semester he later enrolled at Georgia Military and as a freshman last season he ran for 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns. Expected to enroll at Auburn in January he will have three years to play two seasons.


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