Winnfield's Antonio Robinson solid on LSU

Antonio Robinson is the No. 1 running back in Louisiana and he has been committed to LSU for nearly 11 months.

There was some talk of the Winnfield native looking around at other schools after Nick Saban left but after he took his official visit to LSU this past weekend he is happy with his earlier decision.

"I'm solid now on LSU," Robinson told Tiger Rag. "It feels good. I almost scheduled a visit to Ole Miss for next weekend but I'm not going anymore. I'm just going to sit back next weekend and relax."

Robinson was hosted on his visit by Tigers' defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and most of the weekend was just reinforcement on what LSU had to offer.

"It was a real good visit," he said. "I had a real nice time. I got down late Friday because I had a basketball game so we didn't do anything that night. Saturday we toured the campus, checked out the facilities and met with the coaches. Later that night we just all hung out with the players and chilled."

The standout running back had been to the LSU campus many times over the years but he was eager to sit down and talk with the new coaching staff about his expected role on the team. There had been some discussion about possibly moving him to another position and that subject came up again briefly over the weekend. "We mainly talked about the running back situation down there," Robinson said. "I got a chance to meet with coach (Larry) Porter (running backs coach) and he was saying that they are going to play the best player regardless of what year they are. I've been told running back but some of the coaches said I could probably play receiver or defensive back. It doesn't matter to me where I play because I just want on the field. I'll play wherever they put me as long as I have a chance to get to the next level."

Now that the 6-1, 195-pounder is finished with the recruiting process he said he has shifted his focus to getting himself prepared to play as a true freshman. He said he often thinks about what it will be like when he runs out on to the Tiger Stadium turf for the first time on a Saturday night in the fall.

"I know I'm going to have butterflies and I'll be real nervous but I'll be up to the challenge," he said.

2004 stats: 1,672 yards and 19 scores/Fully qualified

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