O-D Bowl: Rashard Robinson

Rashard Robinson made a visit to Miami earlier this month, but he wants to reassure fans that LSU is still the place for him.

Rashard Robinson wants to reassure LSU fans that he still has every intention of enrolling at LSU.

"I'm still firm," Robinson said Thursday after the opening practice of the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

Robinson took a visit to nearby Miami on Dec. 8 and sparked some serious concern among the LSU fanbase. Many were worried the home-state school would steal one of LSU's top committed secondary prospects.

But for Robinson, the visit wasn't about making a switch and the LSU coaching staff signed off on the trip.

"It was alright," Robinson said. "I just had a chance to bond with the players and coaches. I talked to [LSU defensive backs] coach [Corey] Raymond first. He just wanted to make sure I didn't decommit."

Robinson said his future position coach stressed the importance of sticking with his commitment.

"He told me, ‘We're a family. If you're committed to us, it's like a marriage. We're in it together."

With Robinson reaffirming his commitment to LSU, his grades still remain a cause for concern for Tiger fans. By all accounts, Robin's grades are borderline at the moment to qualify.

He said he has already taken the ACT, and also took the SAT recently, but is still waiting on the results. He didn't hesitate to say his grades won't keep him out of LSU.

"I think I did pretty good," Robinson said.

But at the moment, the only thing on his mind is the O-D Bowl. Robinson will play in the secondary as well as return punts, giving him an opportunity to test himself against some of the other elite talents in the country — something he isn't taking for granted.

"I just want to come out here and eat," Robinson said. "I just want to show the dog in me and blow it up."

At 6-foot-3, 173 pounds, he could afford to bulk up once he arrives at LSU in June, and Robinson said Strength and Conditioning coach Tommy Moffitt intends to make that happen.

"He just told me to make sure my legs are strong and he's going to put weight on me when I get there," Robinson said.

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