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THE LIST: Class of 2014 Rivals150
When Johnny Jones was hired at LSU, the thought was that he would recruit Texas, particularly the Dallas area, well. Looks like that was a spot on assessment.
A year after plucking top 50 prospect Jordan Mickey out of the Dallas metro, Jones and his staff are at it again. Tuesday morning, they landed the nation's No. 51 player in the class of 2014, Elbert Robinson.
The four-star prospect and seven-footer out of Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial told William Weathers of TigerBait.com that he was comfortable with Jones because of how long the LSU coach had recruited him.
"It's been long and stressful," Robinson said. "I've put in a lot of work to get to where I am now. I picked LSU because that's where I was more comfortable. I've been knowing Coach Jones since my freshman year. He recruited our point guard who signed with them and we've always talked. The next year he offered and we've had a great relationship since then."
Robinson isn't some skinny xeven-footer who will need to add bulk during college. A 300 pounder, he is actually in the process of shedding pounds and toning up his body to play in the SEC.
Given his size, Robinson's overall agility and quickness in the lane is quite surprising. He's pretty light on his feet and his ability to move combined with great hands and soft touch make him a potential force in the lane moving ahead.
Robinson is LSU's second commitment from the class of 2014 and he joins three-star power forward Aaron Epps.