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Friday, February 1, 2013
Louisiana four-star DT Robinson decides

By Gary Laney

Former Shreveport, La./Woodlawn head coach Robert Arvie has coached some quality defensive linemen the last two years.

In 2012, the Knights produced defensive end Torshiro Davis, who broke LSU's heart on signing day and chose Texas. This year, Woodlawn four-star defensive tackle Christopher Robinson chose Southern Mississippi after visiting Baylor, among others.

"I have had some pretty good linemen," said Arvie, who recently left Woodlawn to take the same job at Monroe, La./Richwood. "Those two would push each other. This year, Christopher really tried to outdo what Torshiro did, even though Torshiro was a defensive end and Christopher is a tackle."

Robinson played both ways for Woodlawn this season, and his coach said he stood out in two areas.

"He's a very hard worker," Arvie said. "And he's strong, powerful. I think within a couple of years, he might be the strongest player on (Southern Miss's) team."

Arvie said on top of being a strong player, Robinson has the speed to penetrate and make plays in the backfield.

"He's an upfield type player, very fast," he said of the 6-foot-2, 270-pound Robinson. "And he'll go hash-to-hash to pursue the ball."