Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman. In this edition, we discuss 2020 outside linebacker Quandarrius Robinson, who made an unofficial visit to LSU earlier this spring.
LSU visit makes its mark on Quandarrius Robinson
BUFORD, Ga. — At 6-foot-5 and 207 pounds, Quandarrius Robinson has the frame that entices LSU’s defensive coaching staff.
A projected hybrid outside linebacker or safety, Robinson is unsure what his future holds. At a recent Nike Opening regional camp, he clocked a sub-4.9-second 40-yard dash, a 4.32-second shuttle and a 36.5-inch vertical. Pair that with nearly 10-inch hands and an 80-inch wingspan. More likely than not, the junior outside linebacker prospect will pack even more muscle onto his frame. He still could grow a few inches too.
When Robinson visited LSU last month, three Tigers coaches let him know he’s a wanted man.
“The love … the love … It was a lot of love. The Auburn love is one thing, but when I went up to LSU, I couldn’t get alone,” Robinson laughed. “Coach [Tommie] Robinson, Coach [Dave] Aranda and meeting [Coach Dennis Johnson] … I got to see what they were all about. I’m starting to feel ’em.”
“I don’t want to put a number on it,” he added, “but LSU — they’re up there now.”
Robinson, a top-300 prospect in the Class of 2020, has made a string of visits to kick off the spring. That also included stops at Clemson, Auburn, Alabama and Florida.
So, how did the visit to the Bayou differ from the other stops?
“It’s a college with history,” Robinson said. “I liked when they talked about the education and their success graduating more [players] than anybody. They also talked about they’re going to have more advanced classes coming in for 2019 and 2020.”
While Robinson’s body type suggests he’ll be either a safety or an outside linebacker, LSU has not specified a role for him yet.
During the visit, however, the Jackson-Olin (Ala.) High School product kept his eyes on Eric Monroe while the team was scrimmaging. He envisioned playing in a similar fashion down the road in the LSU defense.
“I liked the all-around feeling of it,” Robinson explained. “I got to watch them practice and I liked that very much. No. 30 [Monroe] was so serious. He doesn’t have great height, but he’s got it. Whatever position they want to put me at, I’ll be fine with.”
— DaRon Arrington (@CoachArrington) March 19, 2018
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