Robinson Takes In Aggieland

South Beauregard HS (LA) defensive line prospect Ivan Robinson committed to Coach Mike Sherman and the Aggies after an unofficial spring campus visit. Almost seven months later, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound recruit finally made it down for his first Texas A&M football game in front of 84,000 fans watching the Lone Star Showdown with Texas. Websider's David Sandhop brings you the latest on Robinson.

South Beauregard HS (LA) defensive line prospect Ivan Robinson committed to Coach Mike Sherman and the Aggies after an unofficial spring campus visit. Almost seven months later, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound recruit finally made it down for his first Texas A&M football game in front of 84,000 fans watching the Lone Star Showdown with Texas. While the Longhorns came away with a hard fought 49-39 win, Robinson enjoyed the game and the stadium atmosphere.

"It was great. The stadium was loud and the team played well," Robinson said. "I really liked the way the crowd chanted and said all these words together. They call them yells. That was pretty cool."

So was the game day experience what he expected?

"It was a lot more intense than I thought it would be," Robinson said. "I thought Ole' Miss was loud, but it was louder at A&M. It was pretty intense, especially when the defense went out there."

The Louisiana native arrived in College Station with his parents several hours before kickoff and had a chance to speak with defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt and head coach Mike Sherman. He liked what he heard.

"We talked about a lot of things," Robinson said. "But we talked about my role on the team next year. They think I can play either inside or outside. It will depend on what I want to do and the shape I come into camp next year. I like the opportunities at A&M."

The versatile jumbo athlete focused on the play of the Aggie defensive line and he gives the unit pretty good marks for their efforts on Thanksgiving evening.

"I thought they played well. They played with some spunk and attitude and I like that," Robinson said. "I think they can use a little help in the middle. They gave up some big runs to McCoy, so I think I could come in next year and help with that."

With the late ending to the game, Robinson and his parents hit the road immediately and didn't get a chance to meet with players and coaches after the game. However, he plans to be back in College Station in two weeks to take his official visit and he hopes to get to know his future teammates on that trip.

"It's a four hour drive and the game was late, so we had to leave right after the game," Robinson said. "But I'll be back for my official visit on December 12 and I'm looking forward to spending more time with the team and the coaches."

So for the big question that everybody is asking. Did the trip to Kyle Field help firm up his commitment to the Aggies?

"Yeah I think so. I'm pretty firm to A&M," Robinson said. "I still want to wait and make sure I'm making the right decision and take a couple of visits. The Ole' Miss coaches are calling this week to schedule a visit in January. I want to go through the process, but the trip to A&M exceeded my expectations and I feel better about my commitment."

And so the waiting continues…


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