Top 2014 recruit Cameron Robinson chooses Alabama over home-state LSU
Cameron Robinson is a five-star recruit who is considered the best overall offensive lineman in the class of 2014. Many consider him to be one of the top-three players in the class at any position, which is why it is no surprise that he verbally committed to Alabama on Wednesday. Or is it?
Robinson plays for West Monroe High School in Louisiana. Yes, the same Louisiana that calls itself the home of Alabama’s biggest rival. Robinson had narrowed his choice down to LSU and Alabama in late May and said he had no favorite between the two earlier this summer.
“Neither school has really separated themselves from each other,” he told Rivals.com back in July, via College Football Talk. “People are talking and don’t know what they’re talking about. Neither school has led for me. I don’t have a lead school other than those two. If I had to make a choice tomorrow I don’t know if I could because I actually don’t know where I want to go.”
The commitment is only a verbal, which means Robinson can change his mind between now and the time he intends to enroll at Alabama in January. Another Louisiana high school star, wide receiver Cameron Sims, also committed to Bama a little over a week ago. He and Robinson are friends.
Stealing Louisiana recruits from LSU is nothing new for Nick Saban. As you may remember, a five-star defensive back’s mother made it known on national television that she did not agree with her son’s decision to commit to Alabama over LSU last year. But from the player’s perspective, it’s hard to turn down a team that has won three national championships in the last four years.