BUFORD, Ga. — Brian Robinson plays high school football less than 10 miles away from Bryant-Denny Stadium — his future home.
The Alabama commit admits that it’s going to be difficult for any other school to flip his pledge to the Crimson Tide.
“It’s going to be very hard to change my mind on my decision,” Robinson told SEC Country at the Atlanta Nike Opening regional. “I’m a very strong commit to the University of Alabama.”
Robinson, a four-star running back from Hillcrest High School (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), says he’s loved Alabama his whole life, mainly because of the short distance to the football facilities. He called getting an offer from the Tide a “dream.”
“It’s one of the best feelings I possibly could ever have to get an offer from my dream school,” Robinson said. “I can’t ask for a better feeling.”
The 6-foot-2, 216-pounder just visited Alabama for the start of spring practice. It was actually the first time he’s seen a college practice in person. The one thing that stuck out to him about the Tide’s practice was just how much competition there is.
Robinson has some competition of his own with the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit — Najee Harris, who is committed to Alabama.
Some recruits may get scared off by going against the top competition, but Robinson isn’t one of those athletes.
“I’m not really worried about that,” Robinson said when asked if Harris’ commitment affects his own decision. “I know I would have to show the coaches what I can do anyway. I know I have the same abilities and talent. I can bring the same amount to the table regardless of stars or rankings.”
Robinson, who will be an early enrollee, says he plans on taking all five official visits if he can fit them into his schedule. He knows Alabama and Georgia will get one. The running back visited Athens on Saturday, and Georgia coach Kirby Smart told him where he exactly stands on the Bulldogs’ big board.
“They told me that I am their No. 1 guy,” Robinson said. “I’m the top priority. They want me very bad. They told me that they are going to recruit me very hard until the end.”
Robinson said that message is something to consider, but like he said, it’s going to be tough to break the bond to his childhood dream school.
He’s rated as the nation’s No. 16 running back and is the No. 12 overall prospect in the state of Alabama.
— Sanjay Kirpalani (@SanjayKirpalani) March 20, 2016
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.
Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.