In August of last year, Auburn running back Jovon Robinson was held from preseason practices while the NCAA investigated allegations that his high school transcript was falsified. Less than a week later, he was ruled ineligible after it was discovered that his high school guidance counselor had, in fact, altered his transcript.
Now at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia, Robinson is looking for another chance. Of all places, he’s looking for one with Alabama. From his interview with collegefootballscoop.com:
“It’s crazy how things work out. Alabama was my first offer, and I wasn’t even thinking about Auburn at that time,” he said. “Auburn was my last offer. Then I went to Auburn, and now, I guess, I’m hoping to go to Alabama.”
The Tide’s recent success is part of his attraction.
“It’s a domination type of deal,” he said. “They’ve been the powerhouse, so, why not? My train of thought is like a powerhouse, so it just fits. It just fits me — even though I didn’t commit there the first time.
“The type of running backs that they want, that’s the type of running back that I am. It’s a good fit for me, and I think it could be a good fit for them.”
The site reports that Robinson won’t be eligible to transfer to a Division 1 program until December, 2014, and it’s not clear if Alabama has reciprocated any interest in Robinson. The 2012 member of Auburn’s recruiting class was considered a four-star back by Rivals.com.
Hypothetically, if Robinson did get his wish, it would obviously add another interesting layer to future Iron Bowls.