Robinson chooses LSU by way of Winnfield

The LSU Tigers have what is arguably one of the youngest and most talented running back corps in the country heading into the 2004 season. <br><br> That, however, did not deter Winnfield (La.) native Antonio Robinson (6-2, 195, 4.5) because he gave Nick Saban a verbal commitment on his unofficial visit to the Tigers' campus.

"He went to junior day and there was a question of whether or not they would offer him," said Winnfield offensive backs coach Steve Adams. "They offered and he jumped on it."

Robinson, who projects as a full academic qualifier, is considered by some as the top running back prospect in the Bayou State for 2005. As a junior he rushed for more than 1,600 yards and 16 touchdowns but those numbers should rise next season with the strong work ethic he brings to the field.

"He is a hard worker in practice and with everything he does," Adams told Tiger Rag. "He is a good kid and a good leader. He is not vocal but he leads by example. He finishes a run better than anyone I have ever seen."


Adams also coached former Winnfield star Anthony Thomas who went on to enjoy a stellar college career at Michigan and is making a name for himself with the Chicago Bears.


"He (Robinson) is a different runner but I'd have to say he is as good as Anthony was," Adams said. "I coached them both and I have never seen Antonio fall backwards. He will start one way and end up on the other side of the field."


If Robinson can come close to duplicating the success Thomas had during his college playing days than Tiger fans have a lot to look forward to down the road.

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