Jovon Robinson Cleared To Play For Tigers

Five-star running back Jovon Robinson has been cleared to enroll next semester and is already on campus at Auburn.

Auburn, Ala.--With bowl practices starting soon, the Auburn Tigers will have one of their top recruits already on campus in five-star running back Jovon Robinson. Having already graduated from Georgia Military College, Robinson got his paperwork squared away this week with the expectations to be on the practice field when the Tigers start practicing for the Outback Bowl on Monday.

Having two seniors in the backfield in Cameron Artis-Payne and Corey Grant, getting Robinson in place for the bowl work is huge for the Tigers to get a head start on spring practice. Battling through turf toe and a rib injury as a sophomore at GMCC, Robinson carried the ball 116 times for 811 yards and nine touchdowns this season for the Bulldogs. Rushing for 274 yards the first two weeks of the season on 45 carries, the 230-pounder never carried the ball more than 17 times in any game the rest of the season.

As a freshman Robinson had a monster year, setting the National Junior College Athletic Association single-season record with 2,387 yards. He also added 34 touchdowns in 12 games to help the Bulldogs reach the national title game.

Robinson joins early high school graduates Tyler Queen, Tyler Carr, Bailey Sharp and Chandler Cox to give the Tigers at least five players that will be able to go through spring practice. Longtime commitment Jason Smith out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is also a possibility to be in school in January, but is still finishing up classes this semester.


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