Will the Tigers Offer Mario Robinson?

Mario Robinson, a 6-3, 300 pound defensive tackle with 5.1 speed out of Pascagoula, Miss., is someone LSU is keeping an eye on, and he has claimed the Tigers as one of his front runners in the search for a school to play at in 2007.

Mario Robinson, a 6-3, 300 pound defensive tackle with 5.1 speed out of Pascagoula, Miss., is someone LSU is keeping an eye on, and he has claimed the Tigers as one of his front runners in the search for a school to play at in 2007.

 

During his junior campaign, he compiled over 70 tackles with eight sacks during the eight game season, which was shortened due to hurricane Katrina.

 

The things Robinson feels make him a player college coaches have taken notice of include his positive attitude, work ethic, and his footwork. He said that he feels his ability to move is one of his strongest points, and that he could perform equally at tackle or end.

 

Though no offers have come his way yet, Robinson was the recipient of visits from several schools during the spring training period, including Mississippi State and Auburn, among others.

 

"My favorite schools are LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss," he said. "The two leaders are LSU and Auburn."

 

Robinson said that he likes the three Mississippi schools because they could keep him fairly close to home, and that both squads of Tigers stand out because they are two of the most dominant programs in the Southeastern Conference.

 

"LSU and Auburn are both great football teams," he said, "and they play in one of the best football conferences."

 

Robinson said that he was unable to make it to the LSU junior day in March, but that he did have the opportunity to visit the campus for a camp last year and was impressed with what he saw.

 

"LSU has a beautiful campus," he said. "We also saw some of their football facilities and they were nice. I liked it."

 

He was also vocal about the reputation the Bayou Bengals have developed as far as producing quality defensive lineman.

 

"They have sent several tackles to the NFL," he said of LSU, citing examples such as Kyle Williams and Chad Lavalais. "I like that."

 

Academically, he claims a 2.8 GPA and a 17 on the ACT, which he plans on taking again in the fall.


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