Top Alabama CB has Clemson Offer

Living in the shadows of a group of talented teammates for much of the summer, cornerback Travis Robinson from Hillcrest High has been getting attention from colleges all over the South, but not much talk when people mention the top players in Alabama for next season.

All that is about to change following another impressive camp outing, this time in Auburn for the first of two senior camps on the Plains. Working against talented wide receivers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi, Robinson was one of the top performers in the secondary and didn't escape notice from the Auburn coaching staff.

Particularly impressed was defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and cornerback Coach Phillip Lolley, who Robinson says talked to him following the two-day camp.

"I'm hearing from LSU, Vanderbilt, Clemson and Alabama have offered me," Robinson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Auburn said they were going to offer me, too, but they couldn't do it at the camp. That was my whole point of coming down here. I'm also hearing from Michigan and Notre Dame.

"I got acquainted with the coaches a lot," he adds. "They seemed like they are really interested in me. It's unbelievable right now."

Despite growing up in Tuscaloosa, Robinson says that he wasn't like most of his friends. He didn't grow up dreaming of playing in Bryant-Denny Stadium, instead he dreamed of playing across the state for Alabama's biggest rival.

"It was definitely Auburn," Robinson notes of his favorite team growing up. "It has always been Auburn. It would be a dream come true to play for the team that I grew up loving. I'm going to come to every game and watch them play this year. It should be exciting."

We will continue to keep you updated on Travis Robinson, right up through signing day 2004.

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