Douglas County RB Enjoys Alabama Visit

Douglas County running back Carl Robinson may still be waiting on his first offer, but he's getting a good bit of interest from some top schools in the Southeast. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder visited Alabama last weekend and walked away very impressed with the Crimson Tide.

Douglasville, Ga. - One thing that stood out at Alabama according to Carl Robinson was practice under new Head Coach Nick Saban.

"I like the way everything was set up there," Robinson said. "Coach Saban is one of the top coaches in the SEC.  I really liked the way he ran things.  I mean it was non-stop.  The practice, and how they were set up was real good."

"I talked to the Running Backs Coach Burton Burns. I really liked him a lot. He told us he was coming down to spring practice to get a good look at me."

Coach Burns addressed their running back situation for Robinson. Bama will be utilizing a running back by committee approach until a top running back emerges in 2007.  Demetrius Goode, Jimmy Johns, Roy Upchurch and Ali Sharrief will each get their share of opportunities this spring.

Robinson said he could someday see himself in the mix at running back for Alabama.

"I could see me playing running back there," said Robinson. "Coach Burns said they needed a little work, but they were getting it together.  They need some good running backs.  They're showing me a lot of interest.  I will be attending their camp this spring and I think an offer could be waiting for me there."

Michigan State, Middle Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Clemson, LSU are just a few of the other top programs showing interest in Robinson.  He visited Georgia Tech last week and the Jackets are looking at him as a wide receiver. 

Right now, one school currently stands alone at the top of Robinson's list of favorites.

"I like Alabama," he said. "They have a very good Communications program.  I really like their academic program as well as the football program. That's really important to me."


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