Running back Jovon Robinson, the top JUCO player in the Class of 2015 and a five-star prospect according to the 247sports composite, committed to Auburn on Thursday, according to a report from Justin Hokanson. Robinson originally signed with Auburn in 2012, but was declared academically ineligible after a high school grade-changing scandal.
"I have taken visits and evaluated every school that offered me the opportunity to be a part of their program, and after careful thought and consideration, I have chosen to verbally commit to Auburn University. I have a long relationship with coach Gus Malzahn, and have developed a strong bond with assistant coaches Rhett Lashlee and Tim Horton, who did an outstanding job recruiting me."
Robinson, out of Georgia Military College, was dominant against his JUCO competition last season. In 12 games, he compiled 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns, averaging 198.9 yards per contest and 8.8 per carry. Standing 5'11 and weighing in at 225 pounds, he should be able to provide a one-two punch with future standout Roc Thomas. Obviously, there's a long way to go before Robinson and Thomas see the field in 2015, but we can't keep visions of Cadillac and Ronnie from dancing in our heads.
He committed to the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisville and TCU.
Bud Elliott, SB Nation's national recruiting analyst, says Robinson is probably 2015's best running back:
Robinson offers a fantastic blend of size and speed. On the first play, he quickly gets around the offensive line, then makes a speed cut and puts distance between himself and the defender, all while carrying 220 pounds. On the second play (00:17), he shows excellent lateral agility and balance to cut off two defenders, and then runs through two arm tackles for an additional 10 yards. On the third play (0:18), he showcases excellent burst and vision, hitting the cutback for a nice gain. On other plays, he throws nice stiff-arms, catches the football and runs defenders over. I like Robinson's ability to run low, behind his pads, and keep his balance as well.
If you want to be impressed, just take a look at Robinson's 2013 highlight videos: