Talented Two-Way Player Gaining Steam

Devin Robinson talks about the recent Auburn MVP Camp and how recruiting is going.

Athens, Ala.--Many of the prospects who came to last weekend's Auburn MVP Camp were already very well known in recruiting circles. One player who wasn't as publicized but could soon be heading in that direction is outstanding athlete Devin Robinson from East Limestone.

Measuring in at 6-2 1/2, 222 pounds, Robinson worked out at running back in the camp after clocking an impressive 40-yard dash time of 4.53 seconds. Catching the ball well and showing the quickness and explosion necessary to play on the next level, Robinson says for him the camp was a chance to show he belonged as well as an opportunity to improve.

"It went pretty good," Robinson says. "I didn't know it was going to be that packed. We ran the 40 and that went pretty well. I ran a good time. All the camps I have been going to they do height and weight and I keep gaining weight. I'm up to 225 now and I have been trying to gain some weight. I just want to stay in shape and keep working hard.

"In the one-on-one drills I did pretty good," he adds. "The routes we ran were mostly wheels and short dig routes. In the group work when we ran some routes that some guys were struggling with. For the most part it was good."

A starter since his sophomore season, Robinson had a strong year in 2009 as he ran for over 1,100 yards and scored eight touchdowns with four scores called back because of penalties. Also a standout at outside linebacker, it's no wonder that a player of his size and speed is hearing from several schools with a handful of offers at the moment.

"I have offers from Southern Miss, UAB, Troy, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama and Arkansas State," Robinson says "I'm also hearing from Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Tennessee, LSU and Ole Miss."

Growing up in Alabama, Auburn is one of the programs that Robinson has kept an eye on since he was little. He says that right now he sees something good happening on the Plains.

"The program is on the rise," Robinson says. "Coach (Gene) Chizik has got them moving in the right direction. They have good recruits coming in every year. They play a tough, downhill football with good running backs. The coaches are all down to earth. They teach you and help you get better every day. I like the atmosphere."

With the ability to play on either side of the ball, Robinson is being recruited to play both running back and linebacker by different programs. While his size may scream defense, Robinson said right now he prefers the football in his hands.

"It's probably about even right now," Robinson says of the position schools are recruiting him for. "It just depends on which school. I prefer running back. I just like offense in general because you pretty much control your own destiny. What you do with the ball determines the outcome of the game. On one play you can take it for seven and change the game."


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