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An exciting week lies ahead for five-star offensive tackle Cameron Robinson

LSU is expecting a big weekend for visitors when South Carolina comes to town, and one of the nation’s best will be in Baton Rouge for an unofficial visit.

“I’m extremely excited,” said West Monroe product Cameron Robinson, who is rated the No. 1 offensive tackle in the land for 2014 and No. 2 overall prospect in the 247Composite. “I’m ready to see how they bounce back from that loss now that they have to face a little adversity. I think they will bounce back pretty well and Coach Miles, Coach Stud (Studrawa) and all of those guys will have them ready.”

Robinson was in Baton Rouge last season when LSU defeated Florida, and he has been to one other game in Tiger Stadium. This trip will be different, though, as it will be his first time of seeing a game under the lights in Death Valley.

“I hear it’s a lot different and this will be a big one,” said Robinson. “Coach Stud always stresses to me and tells me I’m their No. 1 guy, and he is extremely excited about getting me down this weekend. He’s pretty enthusiastic about me staying home and supporting the home team, and it will be fun getting to spend some time with him and the rest of the coaches and players.”

Robinson has offers from all over the country from the likes of Alabama, Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and many others, in addition to the Tigers. However, at this juncture three schools are at the top of his list with two creating a little separation.

“It’s LSU, Alabama and Texas,” he said. “I’m kind of leaning more towards LSU and Alabama, but I still like Texas. I’m just leaning a little that way right now.”

Robinson added that LSU and Alabama are the two schools he stays in contact with the most. In fact, Alabama wide receivers coach Mike Groh recently made one of his games in late September.

“He came down and they said they are just extremely excited and just want me to get down to visit with Coach Saban and all of the coaches,” Robinson said. “I enjoy it every time I go down there and it’s a fun place to be.

Before Robinson makes his way down to Baton Rouge he has some business to take care of on Thursday night when West Monroe faces his old school Ouachita. He knows that this is a big game, and he also knows that some are placing a little more personal emphasis on it than he is.

“It doesn’t have any more special meaning for me, but it will be a little more amplified since it is my old school,” said Robinson. “It’s going to be an extremely intense atmosphere and it will be a good one.”

Robinson also acknowledged that it has taken some time to adapt to playing in West Monroe’s offense. But, he feels that he is finally starting to play at the level that everyone expects someone of his stature to play at.

“It was extremely confusing at first, and I know there is some film from the Calvary Baptist game, but that game was probably my worst ever,” Robinson said. “I wasn’t 100 percent comfortable with the offense because everything from the terminology to the different steps we have to take here are different. It’s almost like a college blocking scheme we run over here. But, I’m a lot more comfortable now and feel like things are starting to click.”

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