An Extended Stay

The LSU coaching staff hopes the win over Alabama will go a long way towards keeping prospects like Greg Robinson at home for college. How did the four-star prospect enjoy his latest visit to Death Valley?

Greg Robinson has been back and forth between Auburn and LSU this season, taking in multiple home games in both stadiums.

With each trip, Robinson’s outlook on the recruiting game changes.

After he named Auburn his leader coming out of the summer months, the four-star prospect spent back-to-back weeks in Baton Rouge for LSU’s first couple of home games. Soon after, he called the race even once more.

When Auburn edged out LSU two weeks ago at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Robinson was in the stands – and he called the War Eagles the frontrunner after a weekend spent with former teammate Trovon Reed celebrating the win.

Headed into LSU’s showdown with Alabama, the Tigers certainly had ground to make up.

Mission accomplished?

“I’m definitely back up in the air,” Robinson said. “That game was one of the best I’ve been to. To see LSU play that well and pull it off against Alabama, that was big time. I don't know how I thought it might go, but I was happy with the result.”

While Robinson usually spends games behind the LSU bench in seats with his father, the Thibodaux High standout watched Saturday’s 24-21 win alongside the rest of the recruits, seated just outside the student section.

“That was a lot fun, especially in the second half,” he said. “Trey Granier and some of our other teammates were all up there together. We definitely got to see what we came for. The stadium was real loud, and the student section was going wild on all those plays. It was intense.”

After the game Robinson was able to spend time with not only recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, but also the Tiger players.

“I went on the field and into the locker room right after the win, and coach Frank and coach Stud were both really happy about the win and me being in the house for it,” he said. “I told coach Stud his line played really well. He even had some backups get in there and mix it up.

“After the game I decided to stay in town instead of going back home with Trey and them. I went out and got some food and then hung out with the players. It was a lot of fun; my mind is definitely racing again.”

Robinson made the drive with his father, who also stayed the night before returning to Thibodaux on Sunday morning. Back home, the nation’s No. 6 offensive guard said that he hopes to collect his thoughts before taking in a final few games.

“I need to just sit down and talk with my whole family about what my best options are,” Robinson said. “They will give me some good advice. I have thought about deciding after this month, or maybe at the Army All-American game, but now I don’t know. I’m up in the air. That game really has me thinking.”

Robinson will visit Auburn on Saturday for their game with Georgia before returning to Baton Rouge for the Ole Miss game the third weekend in November.


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