Greg Robinson wasn’t on the field with his fellow 2011 recruits during the pregame warmups, an in state name not expected to visit after he had made the trip up from Thibodaux last weekend for West Virginia.
But by kickoff, Robinson and his father were in the stands.
“I suffered a concussion against Terrebonne two weeks ago, and I didn’t play against South Terrebonne last week, so I figured I would be laying low on Saturday after our film session,” Robinson said. “When my dad asked me if I wanted to go up there with him, I said yes and we jumped into the car.”
The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder called the trip another positive one for the home team, moving the Tigers closer to Auburn - the lead name in the race.
“It’s just a slight lead, not a big one at all,” Robinson said. “After I visited there so much over the summer, I started to get that same comfortable feel that I had with LSU last February. Now I am starting to realize that both places have a lot for me, so it’s not like Auburn is way out in front. It’s a lead that LSU can easily make up.”
LSU made an early move to lock up Thibodaux linebacker Trey Granier when they became the first team to offer the junior last month.
Another bargaining chip for LSU: the Robinson family.
“I know my parents want to be able to see me play all my games, and LSU would be that fit for them,” he said. “I know they like the coaches a lot, too. My dad and coach Miles talked for a while outside the locker room after the game. Between him and coach Frank (Wilson), it’s a good atmosphere to be in.”
As for the future regarding LSU, Robinson will catch the Tigers two more times before season’s end.
“I will be over at Auburn for that LSU road game, then I will be back in Tiger Stadium for the game against Alabama, and that will be my official visit,” he said. “The Auburn and LSU game is the one I will really be watching, though.”