Commitment Analysis: Jovon Robinson

Taking a look at Auburn's newest commitment, five-star running back Jovon Robinson

Prospect: Jovon Robinson
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn. (Milledgeville, Ga.)
School: Georgia Military (Wooddale High)
Class: 2015
Position: Running Back
Size: 6-0, 220
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Ranking On Scout: 5-Star | No. 1 running back
Recruiting: Robinson signed with Auburn out of Wooddale High in Memphis and reported to campus in 2012, but was eventually ruled ineligible and was forced to take the junior college route. He eventually chose Auburn again over Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee and others.

Scouting Report: Auburn is getting one of the most complete backs in the country in Robinson. Always a physical runner, Robinson has matured on the field and it shows with the way he's able to use his vision to find holes, but with great speed and power he has the ability to make yardage on his own when necessary.

Joining Kerryon Johnson in Auburn's 2015 class, Robinson gives Auburn one of the most talented backfields in the country when combined with Peyton Barber, Racean Thomas and Kamryn Pettway moving forward. His addition also gives some balance to the class because he'll be a junior when he arrives on the Plains in January.

Overall, the 6-0, 220 Robinson should fit in very well in Gus Malzahn's downhill running scheme because of his combination of size, speed and toughness. Now bigger and stronger and more experienced than he was coming out of high school, Robinson should challenge for immediate playing time at Auburn.

Scout's Take from National Recruiting Analyst Scott Kennedy:

"For the first time I can remember in my 13 years, a junior college running back is the No. 1 running back in the nation," Kennedy said. "Robinson combines the balance, power and vision of all the ultra productive backs, and he has enough breakaway speed to beat second level defenders. He's an immediate impact player on the college level."

Georgia Military Offensive Coordinator Ross Robinson on Jovon Robinson:

"It has been a true pleasure to be able to coach Jovon, and I am happy that he will have the opportunity to continue his football career at Auburn University. I enjoyed having the opportunity to recruit him, and I am proud of the way he has conducted the recruiting process this time around.

"Not only is Auburn getting a special talent and a great football player, but an extremely hard worker that is dedicated to making both himself and his team better. It has been exciting to watch him mature and develop both on and off the field during his time at GMC, and he has made a tremendous positive impact not only to the football program but the entire community.

"I look forward to coaching him this upcoming season, and watching his progress as a student-athlete and as a person next year and beyond."


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