When Rodney Garner makes you an immediate priority in a recruiting cycle, chances are pretty good you can play football. Coach G from the very beginning had his eyes on 4-star DT Marquis Robinson.
The Milton, FL native holds offers from most every major football program in America but this ended up being a 2 team battle between Auburn and Florida State. On August 2nd, 2020, Auburn won that battle.
The Tigers need some help in the interior especially when it comes to plugging gaps and stopping the run. Help is on the way.
AUNerd Scouting Report
Robinson is a space eater with tremendous short area quickness. Capable of working through double teams and overpowering singe blockers in the run game, Robinson excels at plugging run lanes for the opposing offense. Possessing a big frame with some room still to grow, it wouldn’t shock me to see Robinson play at somewhere around 6’4” 315 lbs by the time he sees the field for the Tigers.
Under Coach G, Auburn’s interior defensive line has typically featured an athletic playmaker who stuffs the stat sheet (think Montravius Adams and Derrick Brown) paired with a run stuffer who opens up opportunities for the other guy or punishes defenses if they spend too much time worrying about the other DT (think Dontavius Russell and Tyrone Truesdell). With Robinson, Auburn now has both of those roles filled in the 2021 class.
War Eagle Marquis!