After spending a long time reviewing his high school academic work, the NCAA Clearinghouse has given the okay for LSU freshman cornerback Rashard Robinson to play. The 6-foot-2, 163-pound Robinson was a highly touted recruit coming out of Pompano Beach Blanche Ely High School, earning a four-star rating from both Rivals and 247.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that Robinson has missed all off LSU’s preseason workouts (as well as the first week of classes), and it appears that he’ll have to redshirt this season.
Head coach Les Miles discussed the talented corner on Wednesday:
He’s well behind the curve. He’s got to first get his feet on the ground academically and understand what he has to get done and where he lives. He needs to find a nice orientation time where he knows where the library is, where the academic support is. And in the afternoon, he has to come over here and practice. So that’s how far behind he is (USA Today Sports).
LSU fans are certainly hoping that Robinson, when he sees the field, can replicate the success of another Pompano Beach Blanche Ely High graduate: Patrick Peterson.
[Source: USA Today Sports]