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Memphis Running Back Commits To Auburn

Auburn has received a commitment from running back Jovon Robinson from Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tenn.

Robinson gave his commitment when he arrived in Auburn on Saturday morning. The Tigers had risen to the top of his list since he attended the Big Cat Weekend in Auburn in May.

“The Big Cat really made a good impression on me,” Robinson said, according to “It showed me what Auburn really had to offer. It really wasn’t a football-based type of deal. It was really what you’re going to be doing after football.”

Robinson expects to be doing plenty of big things in football when he plays in Gus Malzahn’s offense. That was a factor in Robinson choosing Auburn over offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi State, Miami, Memphis and others.

“(Auburn’s offense) was a tremendous impact on my decision,” he said. “I know for a fact that I’ll produce with the amount of carries they’ll distribute to me. I know for a fact my teammates are going to perform at a high level. It really takes the stress off me but it’s me taking the stress of them too.”

Robinson is Auburn’s 11th commitment for the class of 2012. Eight of those prospects have a four-star rating out of five from

Despite NCAA questions surrounding Auburn’s program, the Tigers appear to be rolling in recruiting for 2012. Top prospects have continued to show interest in Auburn despite the negative NCAA buzz.

“I don’t think it has had any impact at all,” editor Jason Caldwell told The Birmingham News. “These guys get to know coaches and school. They’ve seen people post (negative) stuff about Auburn the last 9-10 months. I think it will have very little impact at all.”


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