Schools Still Pursuing Robinson

Even with his recent commitment to Texas A&M, Ivan Robinson hasn't heard the last from suitors around the area who are vying to sway the coveted prospect in a different direction. Websider catches up with the prospect and how these new offers are affecting him.

Last month amid a flurry of early commitments, the Texas A&M coaching staff reached into neighboring Louisiana and snagged three defensive line verbal pledges. Among those was South Beauregard HS standout Ivan Robinson, who joined the 2010 A&M class despite a last minute campus visit to LSU and a pitch by the Tiger coaching staff to return in the summer for further evaluation and a possible offer. The verbal pledge hasn't stopped the home state Tigers and another SEC school from pursuing the athletic big man.

"LSU is still recruiting me pretty hard. They tell me they aren't going to let me cross that border," Robinson said. "Ole Miss is working me pretty hard too. They've offered along with Baylor and Louisiana Tech."

But it's the situation with LSU that is most compelling. Robinson seemed very interested in the Tigers at the time of his A&M commitment, but the staff did not move forward with an offer and the promise of a future offer wasn't enough to stop the defensive line prospect from pulling the maroon lever. So with the renewed interest from LSU, has that changed Robinson's thoughts on his commitment?

"I'm still kinda solid to A&M. I tell LSU that and it's like in one ear and out the other. They keep talking to me," Robinson said. "Right now, A&M is the best situation over the others."

With that said, Robinson is still holding to his earlier plan to attend camps and visit several other schools. In addition to going to College Station for a Texas A&M camp in June, he also hopes to make it to both an LSU camp and an Ole' Miss camp. He stays in constant contact with the Aggie staff.

"They know my situation and what my plans are for the summer and they are fine with that," Robinson said. "We talk about other things mostly. They are watching my academics pretty close. I've made good progress this spring so they are happy about that. My test scores are pretty good too."

In the meantime, Robinson and his South Beauregard teammates will be concluding spring practices tonight at 5:30 with the team's annual spring game. He indicated that he's improved the use of his hands a lot and is looking forward to getting back in the weight room.

"I dropped a few pounds during spring practices. I'm down to 247 pounds, but I'll bring that up quickly when I get to the weight room," Robinson said. "Definitely my goal this summer is to get a lot stronger. Once I do that, I should be ready for a big senior season."

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