- David Helman, Reporter, RecruitingNation
It's fair to say there was a big visitor list this weekend in Tiger Stadium, but there was one particularly big visitor in attendance.
Cameron Robinson (Monroe, La./West Monroe) was just one of many big names in attendance for LSU's win against South Carolina, but at 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, the 2014 prospect may have literally been the biggest guest in attendance.
Robinson is well familiar with the scene at LSU by this point in his junior season, but the highly regarded offensive tackle hadn't made a trip down to Baton Rouge for a game in quite a bit of time. Robinson's last visit came as a sophomore for a 2:30 p.m. kick off -- a world of difference from the environment against the Gamecocks.
"I was at the Alabama-LSU game last year, but that was in Tuscaloosa. And I was at the LSU and Florida last year, but it was a day game," he said. "Night games are on a whole different level from a day game."
The game itself was obviously a thriller, but Robinson said he took the opportunity to meet with offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, with whom he is building quite a healthy rapport. The influx of talent from West Monroe to LSU has helped the Tigers keep close tabs on the standout.
"He's had plenty of players from my school at LSU before, so he knows a lot of my teachers and my coaches. He probably calls to check in on me probably once or twice a week," Robinson said.
That relationship is what makes the trip worth it, according to the big offensive tackle. Robinson, and many other local recruits like him, are well acquainted with the majesty of Tiger Stadium by this point in their high school careers. Robinson said the chance to see a good game is an extra perk, but there are more important matters at hand when taking a visit to campus.
"Every chance to go is another opportunity to get to know the coaches better and build those relationships," he said. "The more you go the more comfortable you feel. So the game was fun, but it's about more than just that."
The Tigers will have another chance to impress in a few weeks. Robinson lists LSU and Alabama as his two favorites to this point in his recruitment, so it goes without saying he'll be present when the two face off in Death Valley on Nov. 3. He's also going to take the chance to hear Alabama's side of the story, as he hopes to travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for this year's Iron Bowl.