Louisiana Star High on Auburn After Visit

Big offensive tackle Greg Robinson, a four star offensive tackle, talks about his latest visit to Auburn.

Thibodaux, La.--One of the nation's top offensive line prospects, Greg Robinson, took a visit to the Plains of Auburn and the big tackle says that Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers hold a slight lead over LSU in his recruitment.

According to the four-star prospect, he had a good time on his visit and is starting to feel more and more comfortable in Auburn.

"Everything was good," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I hung out with the players, got to see a lot of stuff around campus and just had a good time. It's starting to feel somewhat like family. It's just got a lot of love there."

The 6-5, 285-pound Robinson says he has visited Auburn three times over the summer and coming into the visit had narrowed his recruitment to a pair of SEC West rivals in Auburn and LSU.

Asked on Friday following his visit to Auburn if one of the schools has taken a lead over the other, Robinson says, "Sort-of Auburn because I have spent more time hanging out with my boy (former high school teammate Trovon Reed) and it's really about chillin, just to know that I can come up and hang out up there. When I go to LSU it is sort of like more of a recruiting process."

Robinson, rated the No. 11 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com, was a visitor to Auburn's campus for this year's Big Cat Weekend, but this visit was a completely different experience. "This time is just wasn't so much of a recruiting process, it was just to come hang out with the players and see more stuff," he says. "And that is something that I accomplished.

"I feel like I've built my relationships on this visit with Coach Grimes (offensive line coach Jeff Grimes) and Coach Trooper (wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor) and Coach (Gene) Chizik also."

Robinson mentions other factors that are working positively in the Auburn Tigers' favor, saying, "It's just that the coaches are real down to earth," he says. "It's a nice facility, they have a good football team, and it's somewhere I see I can focus on my grades and keep my academics up."

Another positive working for the Tigers is the relationship Robinson has with his former teammate Reed, the No.1 prospect in Louisiana for the 2010 class who signed with Auburn in February. The two have a brother-like bond and spent a lot of time hanging out with each other during Robinson's time on campus.

"We just hung out and went to eat," he says. "We played the game (NCAA Football 2011) a lot. He beat me. I beat him like two out of five."

With a lot of pressure from LSU fans in his area to choose the home-state Bengal Tigers, having a close friend already at Auburn could make leaving home easier for Thibodaux High standout. Robinson has this to say after he was asked if leaving Thibodaux would be difficult for him. "Not really. The only reason I would stay at LSU is if I feel I need to stay home, and I know I can come to Auburn because I have family there also."

Robinson says he isn't ready to make a decision on his college choice and plans to take more visits. What is his time frame? "Well, it's basically going to be whenever I feel that it's time, but it could be any time from here...It might be in the next couple of months."

Robinson says that he plans to be back in Auburn for at least a game or two this fall. "I think that I might take a few more trips, but it is probably going to be during the school year. I won't take any more this summer. I wanted to come up for the first game, but I might be up for Clemson."

Robinson had previously stated that he planned to take all five of his official visits this fall, but now seems to have changed his mind and doesn't think that all five trips will be necessary. "I thought about that, but I don't think that it is needed for me to do that," he says.

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