The tales from Thibodaux are now well known.
Just like teammate Greg Robinson, five-star receiver Trovon Reed was once down to LSU and Auburn. He settled with Auburn last November, and from there the nation’s No. 7 ranked receiver didn’t waiver.
A year later, LSU is in a similar battle.
Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 285-pounder that should help anchor one of the two team’s offensive lines in the near future, said that he remains torn, though the idea of staying home has begun to grow on him – thanks in large part to weekends like the past one.
“That win over Ole Miss was awesome, and now I’ve gotten to see a couple of close games where LSU fought and pulled it out,” said Robinson, who made just short of half the LSU home games this season. “I never saw them lose in Tiger Stadium, either. It’s definitely been a crazy year, but I enjoyed it.”
While Robinson was late to arrive for pregame festivities with the rest of the recruits on hand, the four-star prospect made it into Death Valley just in time for kickoff, where he and a couple of his high school teammates took in the entirety of the 43-36 win from just outside the student section.
“It was wild in there again,” laughed Robinson. “That stadium gets after it every day.”
After the game Robinson went straight to the field, where he joined up with current LSU commitment Anthony Johnson. Shortly following time spent with the coaches and players celebrating the win, the pair of big men went out for a night on the town – which culminated back in front of a television playing video games.
“I had my running back with me, and Freak had one of his teammates, so we wanted to get out and have a little fun,” Robinson said. “We went over to Walk-Ons and hung out for a good while. Then we took it back and played on the PlayStation. It was really cool. I guess I just felt relaxed just hanging with those guys. That's what I really liked.”
Robinson is also growing closer with current members of LSU’s team, from players to offensive line coach Greg Studrawa.
“Coach Stud, that’s my boy right there,” he said. “We have gotten really close. I saw him after the game and he was emotional. He’s one of those coaches that seem to really care about how well his players do and how well the school does. That’s what I like about him.
“I’m also boys with Russell Shepard and Jai Eugene,” he added. “I’ve gotten to know a lot of players, but those are two guys who always come talk to me and that I have kind of connected with over the past year. Both of them talk about their recruitment and how they could have gone other places, but how they knew in the end that LSU was the spot.”
Perhaps the biggest news that came from the trip is that an official visit date has been set.
On the weekend of Dec. 3, Robinson will be one of the key uncommitted names on hand for a gathering of committed prospects and their families.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” he said. “The other committed guys told me that they would be there, too. Everyone is going to bring their family and we are just going to hang out and all that. My mom and dad already said they were going to be there with me. Since I took a visit to Auburn for the Georgia game, that will be my last official visit.
“Right now I’m not in a rush, but I’m getting more comfortable with having to make that decision.”