Posted: 12:23 pm Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Nation’s No. 1 JC prospect commits to Auburn … but will visit Alabama 

By Michael Carvell

Georgia Military’s Jovon Robinson, who is rated as nation’s No. 1 prospect out of junior college, committed to Auburn on Thursday but he will take official visits to two other schools next month.

The 5-star running back from Memphis originally signed with Auburn in 2012 but failed to qualify academically. While Robinson has publicly pledged to return to Auburn, he will take a recruiting trip to his future team’s biggest rival.

5-star RB Jovon Robinson (247sports.com)

5-star RB Jovon Robinson (247sports.com)

“I think he’s comfortable with Auburn,” GMC coach Bert Williams told the AJC. “I think he likes the staff. He signed there originally. So there’s a connection. I think there’s a pretty high degree of comfort with those guys.

“So Auburn has been talking to him for a while, and he did want to go ahead and commit there. But he did want to take his visits that he had already scheduled.

“From my understanding, he has an official visits set to Alabama and Southern Cal in June. All the college coaches are on the same page with understanding that. They’ve all been recruiting him for a while. Everybody is on the same page with where he’s going and where his visits are.”

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 225-pound Robinson set a junior college record with 2,387 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns and was named NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year. He has more than 20 scholarship offers, including Florida State, Louisville and UGA.

“He’s the best running back I think I’ve ever been around,” Williams said. “The only person I would say is in the same boat would be Garrison Hearst from the time I was at Georgia. He’s a different type of runner that Hearst, but I think he can play at the same high level.

“Jovon is a very physical runner. I think he’s an every-down runner. We didn’t have to use him in the passing game, but he can catch the ball out of the backfield. He can run for power, and he can run for speed.”

43 comments
Atl_Nole
Atl_Nole

He looks like he will do extremely well in the Auburn offense.

DAWGS Do It Cleaner
DAWGS Do It Cleaner

I hope for Auburn's sake his tutor is good at passing tests for Jovon

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

MC ....you are so right!   Pick up the check!!!!

BigTimeTECHFan
BigTimeTECHFan

Wow, would be nice B-Back in Tech offense. Whoever gets him will have a good running back. He up there wtih CJ Leggett.

OldFan
OldFan

Auburn haters......continue on.  Auburn University is a big boy University and we can take it.  We are resilient.  We are Champions.  War Eagle.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

The deal with Jovon and the grade changing deal in the Memphis school system brought the NCAA  but nobody got named other than the admin that made the changes to Jovon's record.

POAD2014
POAD2014

Look SEC teams I can Color Inside the Lines in the Super-Man coloring book now. Can I get a Scholarship to play?

majorbowl
majorbowl

Robinson, Kerryon Johnson, Roc Thomas, and Peyton Barber on the same offense in 2015.  And in the Malzahn power running offense, run lightning fast, that gets 2-3 of them on the field at the same time....that's downright scary. 

falconfever
falconfever

Welcome Mr. Robinson/ The Gus Bus is picking up more steam  War Eagle!!

Bill1
Bill1

DEER LOURDE this Stallion is going to put up stupid numbers in MALZHAN's offense

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@OldFan


How do you spell Auburn??????       =         C O R U P T I O N  

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Dawg-Gawn


Heck, the Dawgs only offered a Dodge Colt.  No wonder he did not go to Georgia. 

Contractor1
Contractor1

He didn't even have an offer from Alabama, so just stirring the pot. I wouldn't hold it past a Georgia fan not to research that tid bit though. Believe in the G is pretty freaking lame. Believe in what exactly? The "G" doesn't really have much integrity or a history of winning behind it, so what exactly are you believing in?

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@Dawg-Gawn  I will see Auburns bid with a Sony Michel and raise with a Nick Chubb.

MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie  Any RB that projects to go in the top four rounds of the NFL draft should leave after three years of college imho ... that's a no-brainer. The purpose of college is to get a good job. And if they finish the NFL/NBA and want a degree, they can go back to college and finish for free

SvenOttke
SvenOttke

@MichaelCarvell @POAD2014 MC, I wish you were as fervent with your desire to ban UGa fans as you are with Tech fans.  Georgia fans constantly say crass things about the school, it's players, coaches and recruits and you let that slide.  Why the double standard?

TampGator1
TampGator1

@MichaelCarvell


If a NBA owner can be banned for life for making a racist comment, why not POAD?  Disgusting post by him.

DHJohnson
DHJohnson

^^^^^ that's funny ^^^^^^    go Dawgs

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Contractor1


He is believing in the G of winning national titles in every single summer month while ripping apart those programs that actually do win national titles more than once in 30 plus years....in the fall months. 

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

We did offer him  a couple of weeks before NSD but as a receiver not as a QB. Auburn offered him at receiver as well. If we're giving Corvette's for players like Pat out of HS then that explains our pitiful performance under Shula and Fran. If I am going to go on probation then I ain't going to the WeedWhacker Bowl by recruiting the Pat White's of the world.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Contractor1  you're pretty lame with your constant UGA bashing...what do you know about integrity ?? checking someone on a football blog with your research ??...go poison a tree...go dogs

TampGator1
TampGator1

@MichaelCarvell


I disagree with your view of college, and maybe what is wrong with kids going to college now.  Getting a college degree, or going to college in general, should be about increasing your cognitive and creative thinking skills.....which will lead to not only getting a good job, but keeping one and making a lot of money in the process.  Anyone can get a job.  Just my view. 

Contractor1
Contractor1

So an education doesn't mean anything any more? Wow, great advice. An average of three years in the NFL won't make money to last forever, so a degree to fall back on sounds pretty nice.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@MichaelCarvell WHY? So in 3-4 years he can be out of the NFL and needing financial advice on Bankruptcy Filings?

TampGator1
TampGator1

@MichaelCarvell


Well....maybe not everyone.  Some like living off of someone else's hard work and education.   

SvenOttke
SvenOttke

@MikeBanning Dude, you're a joke.  You are the central source of embarrassing GT.  Move on.  You're the one that needs to be banned.  But you just change your moniker and start the whole process over.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@MichaelCarvell  

JMK and fans like him that embarrass GT FB,  try to turn every conversation about CFB into a referendum on academics and how doing things the "GT Way" is the only way to approach life,  and the only way to be successful in life.

That guy (JMK) needs to be banned, again.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@MichaelCarvell


Emmitt Smith went back to Florida many years after he left early and earned his degree.  He had made a promise to his mom to do so, and did so even though he was a multi-millionaire and successful in business and other ventures as well. 

MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

@Contractor1  I still don't understand the outdated logic. Who said anything that an education doesn't mean anything any more? Any kid can go BACK to college AFTER they finish the NFL/NBA and still get a degree for FREE. They do all the time

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

I have no problem with any of these really good players going 3 and out. If they were to get hurt while still in college then they might lose millions. I do wish they NCAA would allow those that didn't get drafted to return back to their college but that will not happen since they had an agent and took some money from that agent. In a perfect world perhaps we could get a better ending.