Magnolia State Star To Visit Tigers

This defender has scheduled a football recruiting visit to Auburn in January.

Hernando, Miss.--The defensive line is a position that the Auburn coaching staff is hoping to re-vamp for the coming years. One player that is on their wish list and the lists of many coaches around the country is defensive end Deljuan Robinson.

At 6-4, 270 pounds with 4.8 speed, the athletic Robinson is rated as one of the top end prospects in the country and he says the Tigers are in the mix for his services.

"They are a young team," he tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "At the position they are recruiting me, the defensive end and drop linebacker spot, I feel like I can play defensive end and hopefully I can work into the rotation." Being recruited for the Tigers by coaches Hugh Nall and Don Dunn, Robinson notes that the Tigers are one of the two teams he has already scheduled for official visits.

Following a loss to Clarksdale 27-14 in the playoffs that put an end to a 12-2 season, Robinson will get on the recruiting trail soon and his first scheduled trip is just down the road to Starkville. He will visit Mississippi State January 11-13 before heading to Auburn the following weekend. While he says he doesn't have a top choice right now, he lists several schools as interesting at the moment.

"I guess I don't have any favorites," he says. "I am really looking at Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi State and LSU. I'm still pretty wide open."

Starting at middle linebacker since his sophomore season after starting at defensive end as a freshman, Robinson says that he feels like his strengths as a high school player will help him make the transition to college football. "I just feel like I'm big and I can run very well to be this size. Another thing is that I am very hard to block."

Working on getting stronger and faster during the winter months before he joins the track team this spring to throw the shot and discus, Robinson says he will likely wait until he takes all his visits before making a decision.

Tiger Ticket Extra: A tough linebacker, Robinson racked up 115 tackles and five sacks as a junior and he says he felt like his senior season was even better. Rated as the number two defensive end in the country by , expect the recruitment for Robinson to heat up over the coming month and be in full swing when February rolls around.

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