Robinson loves locking down opponent

InsideTennessee and were personally on hand for Saturday's De'Vinner Foundation Combine. Over 100 athletes from the Volunteer State were on hand for the one-day event. One of the top rising juniors from the Memphis area, Jovon Robinson, was in attendance. Go "Inside" to see what Robinson had to say about his recruitment.

This fall appears to be a good year for talent in the state of Tennessee. If this spring is any indication, the junior class this fall could be even stronger.

One upcoming junior this fall is Memphis Wooddale's Jovon Robinson.

The talented running back and defensive back has put up impressive showings at the Badger 7-on 7 Regional tournament in Tuscaloosa and at the De'Vinner Foundation's combine in Nashville this past Saturday.

"He first told me he wanted to play corner and I thought there was no way this big boy could play corner against this type of talent, (but) he locked down everyone he went up against," Tennessee All-Star coach Byron De'Vinner said. "He definitely is going to be a special athlete his senior seaso. You can already tell that."

Robinson, a 5-foot-11 210-pound athlete, ran a 4.5 40 at Saturday's combine on a slow grass field.

"I thought I did well today," Robinson told at the combine. "I had a great time at the 7-on-7 tournament; I thought I performed really well."

There are three schools that Robinson is already interested in.

"I like Ole Miss, Alabama and Memphis," Robinson said. "Ole Miss is at the top of my list right now. I like their program a lot."


Robinson is a very smooth and fluid athlete. He possesses a lot of confidence and it shows in how he plays the game.

He loves to play defense and it shows. He has that type of personality and demeanor. He is very aggressive and will be one of the top juniors in the Volunteer State this fall.

He has great size, is a very physical type running back who has good vision and has an extra gear to explode past the opposition.

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