For West Monroe standout Cameron Robinson the recruiting process is once again beginning to pick up steam.
With high school football officially in the books for 2012, the 6-6, 315-pound 2014 prospect has been in contact with college coaches from around the country. The five-star offensive lineman explained that over the last few weeks he has spoken with coaches and even received a visit from one SEC assistant coach.
"It's picking up a little bit," said Robinson, when asked about the recruiting process. "I'm talking to more coaches right now. I was able to meet with Coach [Mike] Groh from Alabama last week. We just had a chance to meet with each other and talk. I've just been talking to some coaches and getting lot of mail."
With the recruiting process picking up for Robinson, he has already started thinking about visits that he will take in the future. While Robinson isn't sure of all of the schools that he will visit, he already has plans to visit one school during camp this summer.
"I'm not taking visits for a little while," said Robinson. "This summer I will be going to visits and camps just to see the schools. I'm not sure which ones I will be visiting yet. I will more than likely be at the LSU Camp this summer."
Being that Robinson is projected to play offensive tackle in college, LSU's Greg Studrawa has taken on the task of recruiting the lineman to Baton Rouge. Aside from speaking with Studrawa on a regular basis, Robinson also explained that he speaks with another important member of the LSU staff often.
"Not a lot has really changed between LSU and I," said Robinson. "I talk with Coach Stud and Coach [Les] Miles almost every week. I have a great relationship with those guys as well as Coach Frank [Wilson]. Nothing much has changed, and they are still one of my favorite schools right now."
Robinson explained that relationships with college coaches would be a big part of his decision process. He said LSU has done a great job of building a relationship with him and he likes what he his hearing from his main recruiter, Studrawa.
"The main thing that he stresses to me is playing time," said Robinson. "He says I will play a lot early. He also said it is a great family atmosphere and how it is a great place. I have a great relationship with him."
Robinson admitted that he was ruled some schools out too early in the recruiting process, something he is opening back up a little bit to give every school a fair shot at landing him. He has since come up with a top four list of schools that include LSU, Alabama, Texas and Texas A&M.
"LSU, Alabama, Texas and Texas A&M are my top schools," said Robinson. "I am trying to open it back up a little bit. I had a top three early but I'm re-evaluating that. I want to give every school a chance."
Since he has determined a top four list of schools, Robinson went in-depth on what he likes about each of his top suitors.
LSU: "Every time I go there it is just like being at home. Every time I have fun and I know all of the coaches and a lot of the players. It's a bonus that I have such a great relationship with them. It's just close to home and is a home away from home. That is what I love about LSU."
Alabama: "They are a great school and I fell in love the campus. It is almost identical to where I live, as far as the town goes. The football is great because they are good year in and year out. I have a great relationship with Coach Groh and Coach [Nick] Saban, and I talk to them a lot."
Texas: "They have amazing facilities and I have a great relationship with Coach [Stacy] Searles. I also talk to Mack Brown pretty often. It's just another good football school."
Texas A&M: "I haven't been able to visit there yet. I am looking forward to doing that and I'm looking forward to building a better relationship with the coaches."
Robinson has a top four
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