LSU’s Family Day weekend saw the staff bring all 10 committed in-state prospects and their families onto the campus for a barbeque cookout last Saturday.
Four-star offensive guard Greg Robinson, who remains one of the staff’s biggest targets across the board, instead made a trip to Auburn, Ala.
“I went and checked out Big Cat Weekend with Trovon Reed,” Robinson said. “It was pretty cool. It opened up my eyes to what kind of stuff is outside Louisiana. I know it would be cool to have Trovon there, too. Right now, if I wanted to leave home, Auburn’s the best option.”
The fact remains that Robinson, a Thibodaux, La. native, isn’t set on the idea of leaving home.
Headed into summer, the 6-foot-5, 285-pound remains intent on staying home.
“I’ve always favored LSU because that’s what I grew up around,” he said. “I like going over to Baton Rouge and being around the campus, because that is like home to me. The only way I wouldn’t end up at LSU is if I decide that I would need to get away. Right now it’s the best fit.”
Working in the Tigers favor will be the double-digit in-state commitments already on board. An already close-knit group that tabs themselves as “The Fam,” missing out on competing as part of the class in college is not something Robinson wants to pass on.
“I definitely like the idea of having all the Louisiana kids together in the class,” Robinson said. “The coaches have only gotten one guy from outside Louisiana so far. That shows me that they want things to start here at home, and I like that. They definitely have been showing me a lot of love.”
While Robinson missed out on Family Day, a visit this weekend for the first of two LSU camps is already penned into his schedule.
“To be honest I kind of messed up my scheduling for the Big Cat Weekend and Family Day because I didn’t realize they were on the same weekend,” he said. “By the time I realized that the LSU stuff was going on at the same time, I had already told Trovon I would ride him up there.
“I’m definitely going to be in Baton Rouge this weekend. I already told coach Frank what happened and that I would make it up to LSU for camp. I don’t know if I will work out or anything, but I’ll definitely be hanging around the staff and other commitments.”
Without a timeline for his commitment, Robinson’s plans for the future will revolve around camps and campus visits.
“I plan on doing some camps after LSU, and then I want to take some visits either in the summer or early fall,” he said. “Right now it kind of feels like an Auburn and LSU race. They are pretty comparable. If I want to leave home, it will be Auburn. If not, I’ll definitely be at LSU.”