Robinson Firmly a Tiger

Jovon Robinson is every bit of 6'0 and 220 pounds. As Scout's top-ranked junior college player in the country, Robinson had his choice when it came to offers, and ultimately chose the Auburn Tigers. See where that commitment stands and more.

Georgia Military College's Jovon Robinson was an Army All-American coming out of high school and remained one of the most highly-recruited prospects even though he had to take the junior college route.

But Robinson knows that at the end of the day, going JUCO taught him lessons he may not have otherwise learned.

"Of course I strive to get better every day," he said, "but going through this JUCO phase is kind of like a wakeup call. Going through JUCO I've learned how to deal with different type of people who come from different places."

The trials of having to wait to make it to the big stage have given him time to focus on himself as more than just a football player.

"I've grown as a person," Robinson said. "Anything you go through in life, there's an opportunity to get stronger, smarter, wiser. With the ability I have, I can mold it to become a better person."

Robinson committed to Auburn back in May, but continued to hear from schools even after he made his pledge. Still, he made it clear that Auburn is his school.

"Right now I'm still solid," he said. "I don't think anybody is recruiting me as hard as they were earlier in the year."

He also said he hears a lot less frequently from other schools now that his commitment is a few months in the past.

"Yeah it's slowed down a lot," he said. "There were a bunch of articles out about me committing to Auburn and all that, but I haven't really heard from other schools."

One school in particular that remained in contact with Robinson after his commitment was the Alabama Crimson Tide. However, after a while, the Tide stopped calling.

"I haven't heard from them recently," Robinson said of Alabama. "That slowed tremendously. I could remember in the summer, I couldn't get them to stop calling. It slowed down a lot a while after I committed to Auburn. It is what it is."

Robinson recollected on what ultimately sold him on "War Eagle."

"Great atmosphere, great fans," he said. "SEC, I mean you really can't go wrong. I just had to pick the school that best fit me. I see myself fitting in perfect. That's a big reason I picked them."

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