A 6-foot-5, 285-pounder with scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma and USC, Robinson never hesitated to call LSU his early leader.
“It is in my heart that LSU is where I want to play,” he said last March. “I am only worried about deciding early and then not giving myself the opportunity to look at everyone and give each school a chance. There is no doubt that playing in front of the hometown fans would mean everything to me. That is definitely one of the biggest things pulling me.”
Over the next five months Robinson created the opportunities he had talked about, making drives to the Auburn campus for both summer visits and the team’s overtime win over Clemson last weekend.
Back from The Plains, word spread that Robinson had a new leader, but on Thursday the senior kept the conversation to split interest.
“It’s still Auburn and LSU, and that’s how it’s going to be until I figure things out,” he said. “I wanted to get out and see some things and experience what another school was all about, and I’ve been able to do that.”
Robinson will return to Auburn on Oct. 23 for their bout with LSU, which will serve as his second of three planned visits to see the Bayou Bengals in action.
“I am going to come up to the West Virginia game in Baton Rouge this weekend for an unofficial visit,” he said. “Then I will be back on campus for the LSU and Alabama game. That's the big one, so it will be my official visit.”
While Robinson’s multiple trips to Auburn have the home team looking to make a big impression, the Tiger staff will have the luxury of hosting not just Greg, but the Robinson family – mother and all.
“It’s going to be a few of us,” Robinson said. “We’re looking forward to it, for sure.”
“We are close from the time we have spent together,” said Robinson of the team's committed names. “That class is something that is definitely a factor for LSU.”