Commitment Analysis: Cameron Robinson

It was a real battle and you cannot expect LSU to go away, but Cameron Robinson committed to Alabama on Wednesday. Robinson is the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country and Scout breaks down the five-star here…

Prospect: Cameron Robinson
Hometown: Monroe, La..
High School: West Monroe
Position: Offensive Tackle
Size: 6-5/330
Class: 2014
Ranking on Scout: No. 1 OT | No. 2 in La. | No. 2 Overall
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Committed to: Alabama over LSU. This one went back and forth over the past six months. ‘Bama beat out the in-state school who has been known to send their top prospects to Baton Rouge.


  • Size
  • Punch
  • Run Blocking
  • Flexibility
  • Power

    Areas for Improvement

  • Sustaining Blocks
  • Pass Protection

    Overall Summary

    There is not much not to like or should I say love about Robinson. He looks like an NFL offensive lineman physically with his frame, long arms, and body structure. He slimmed down a little this year and it shows.

    His size is a real strength of his. He is very physical, he has a very strong punch, and he drives his opponent off the ball. His initial punch knocks defensive linemen off the ball and disrupts their balance. He has very strong hands and once he gets his hands locked in, he controls the man in front of him. He can knock the defensive linemen back, but not sustain the block as he should. He needs to hold his blocks longer consistently.

    His pass protection is solid, but not on the same level as his run blocking at this time. He does a nice job of getting set in his stance, but he can lunge and get off balance at times. He bends well, he has good feet here, and long arms which help him here. He just needs to improve his balance and his overall technique.

    There is a lot to like about Robinson and if he doesn't play early in his college career, something is wrong. He may not be polished, but he is very good across the board and he has the size you cannot teach. He is a true tackle, he has nimble feet, he slides well, and he has good flexibility. He is very strong, he loves to mix it up in the trenches, and he can absolutely clear the way for his running backs. He can drive block, he can pull, and he can move in space.

    Alabama landed a prized gem here. You just don't see many like Robinson year to year in this business. He is different, he is special. Playing on Sundays is a real possibility here.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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