Jan 3, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; General view of an Auburn Tigers helmet at a 2014 BCS National Championship press conference at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn football recruiting: 5-star RB Jovon Robinson commits to Tigers


On Thursday the Auburn Tigers landed 5-star running back Jovon Robinson.

It is the second time since 2012 the talented back has given his pledge to the Tigers.

Back in 2012, he signed with the Tigers and even participated in preseason practice, but he was soon ruled ineligible.

Keith Niebuhr of 24/7 Sports has the scoop.

And boom, just like that, he again was a national recruit that everyone wanted.

People asked if Auburn would recruit him. We were told — repeatedly — no, the Tigers would not — because of that ugly stuff from the past.

But in March, things changed. The Auburn staff got the go ahead to re-recruit Robinson from people behind the scenes who make those calls. And when the Tigers did, they were well-recieved by Robinson. In an interview with AUC, Robinson said at the time he harbored no ill feelings toward Auburn.

Still, Auburn would face an uphill battle, it seemed.

Instead, the 5-11, 225-pounder chose the Tigers over offers from the rival Alabama Crimson Tide and the team that defeated the Tigers to win the 2013 BCS Championship, the Florida State Seminoles.

Robinson is ranked as the top overall junior college player, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

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