While his string of campus visits over the summer and early fall months were mostly drives from south Louisiana to Auburn, Ala., this past weekend saw the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder stay home to spend Saturday night in Death Valley.
“It was an awesome time, it really was,” said Robinson, who was joined on the trip by a handful of Thibodaux High teammates, including 2012 linebacker and fellow LSU target Trey Granier. “We got to spend a lot of time down on the field before the game, and that’s always a lot of fun. I’ve been doing that ever since I came to games last year, and it never gets old.”
Robinson was not the only local talent on hand.
From Anthony Johnson to Jarvis Landry, the LSU staff had nearly all of their in state commitments in attendance, giving Robinson a chance to spend an evening with a handful of prospects that could become future teammates.
“I hung out with them the whole night,” Robinson said. “There were a bunch of high school kids there, but I got to walk over with the commitments to watch the team work out and go into the tunnel. It was pretty cool, and the student section got pretty crazy. I had fun the entire time.”
Outside of time spent with Wilson, Robinson was able to catch a few minutes of one-on-one time with head coach Les Miles.
“I knew it was gameday, but I popped in on him to say that I was there and rooting for them,” Robinson said. “He was really excited to see me in town, and he told me that they were going to go out and get a win.
“I had fun the entire time. The trip up was definitely worth it.”
While Robinson has named both Auburn and LSU leaders at points in his recruitment, the recent visit to Baton Rouge has pulled the Tigers back even.
“Everything is really good on the LSU front right now,” he said. “I am talking with coach Frank (Wilson) a lot, and I know where I stand with them. It’s a comfortable feel, for sure. I am going to go to Auburn for the LSU game, and then I will be back to Baton Rouge for an official visit the weekend of Alabama.”
Back in Thibodaux, Robinson is focused on getting his team back on track after a 29-14 loss to rival Terrebonne.
“We have had a tough couple of weeks, so we’re looking to bounce back in a big way,” he said. “I suffered a slight concussion on Friday night, so I’ll be watching that this week. The coaches said that I didn’t even look like myself out there, but I played through it and went and got it checked out afterwards. I don’t think I’ll miss time.”