Talented DE Ready For Auburn Visit

One of the country's top defensive end prospects talks about his upcoming visit to Auburn.

Avon, Ind.--Auburn will have the chance to impress one of the nation's top defensive end prospects this weekend when the Tigers take on LSU in a battle of Top 10 teams as speedy Montez Robinson takes an official visit to the Plains.

A 6-4, 237-pounder with serious wheels off the corner, Robinson is rated a four-star prospect and the number 10 defensive end in the country by Scout.com.

"I can't wait," Robinson tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I'm excited about it. I hope they come out with a win, but I just want to see how it is during game days. I want to see how the players react if they win or lose."

It won't be Robinson's first chance to see the Tigers this year. hHe watched Saturday night's 3-2 victory over Mississippi State on TV from his home in Indiana. A player who loves good defense, Robinson says he couldn't believe the game and the play of the Auburn defense.

"It was 3-2 and I watched the whole game," Robinson says. "It was pretty good. They played hard, real hard. For them to just put up three points they had to play hard."

Montez Robinson is considered one of the top p rospects in the Midwest this season.

With offers from all over the country, Robinson has been a wanted man since running a blistering 4.43 second 40-yard dash at a Scout.com Combine earlier this past spring. Growing up in Alabama before moving to Indiana, Robinson says he's always had an eye on the SEC. Combine that with Auburn's aggressiveness in recruiting Robinson early and that adds up to the Tigers having a solid chance to sign the defensive end in February.

"Auburn is at the top," Robinson says. "I have been talking about going ahead and committing to them this weekend. I was looking at Georgia and Alabama, but my first school in the SEC was Auburn. I told my coach I wanted to go there.

"They came up here to Indiana during the school year," Robinson adds. "Georgia came up here last year with coach (Rodney) Garner, but they only came up here because they knew Auburn had offered. Alabama offered me right after Auburn offered me."

This season Avon is 2-2 with Robinson leading the charge on the defensive side of the ball. Coming on strong over the summer with several camp visits to help him on his technique, Robinson notes that while he has gotten better there is still plenty to work on as he finishes out his senior year.

"I feel like my technique has been fine-tuned a little more," he says. "I'm just working on my intensity. I'm just trying to keep a high motor."



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