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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Early Offer: Robinson key for LSU, Bama

By Jeremy Crabtree

Cameron Robinson
Friday's decision by offensive tackle Cameron Robinson, the No. 3 prospect in the ESPN 300, between LSU and Alabama could foreshadow the last five months of the 2014 cycle.
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Cameron Robinson announces on Friday and his pick could go a long way toward determining who has the No. 1 class, tight end DeAndre Goolsby is quickly climbing the charts, and Elijah Hood’s decision could help North Carolina lure one of nation’s top surprise classes.

Decision day set for Robinson

One of the most significant recruiting battles of the 2014 class will come to close Friday when the nation’s No. 3 overall player, Cameron Robinson (West Monroe, La./West Monroe), announces his decision. Robinson, a five-star prospect, is a franchise offensive tackle that only comes around once every few classes, and the battle between LSU and Alabama is one that could set the tone for the rest of the recruiting season. If LSU lands him, then it could help the Tigers run the table in-state with other high profile recruits such as No. 1-ranked Leonard Fournette. That could help the Tigers unseat the Tide from the lofty perch that it’s held for the last two years. If Alabama lands him, then the Tide basically lock up another No. 1 class with more than five months left in the recruiting calendar. Most projections, including RecruitingNation’s Hot Board, have Robinson leaning toward Alabama.