Cameron Robinson recruit scouting report: Elite of the elite at tackle

Bud Elliott

Best in the state, and maybe best in the country.

You aren't likely to miss Cameron Robinson, who stands in at a massive 6'7, 335 pounds.The West Monroe, Louisiana product is one of the nation's most coveted recruits, and a consensus five-star prospect at offensive tackle.

Understanding his five-star ranking is only the beginning, though. He is the top ranked tackle in the 2014 class and widely considered to be one of the two best players in his talent-rich home state of Louisiana. Only running back Leonard Fournette is comparable, according to the 247sports composite.

In fact, he is one of the best players in the country, period. 247sports says Robinson is the best high school senior in the nation this year, ESPN rates him as the third best on their ESPN300, and Rivals places Robinson in at seventh among all 2014.

Robinson has offers from numerous schools, including high profile ones like Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas, Washington and Michigan.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: I try to leave hyperbole out of my scouting reports. But for some players, it is well deserved. Robinson is one of those players.

Essentially, Robinson is a high-level college tackle playing high school football. He is 6'5, 325 pounds and controls his massive frame like a player ten years his senior. When I first saw Robinson, I thought he had to be much older than the typical high school senior. But he's not -- he turned 18 during his senior season.

Robinson is a prototype left tackle. He understands positioning, space, and angles, and I was very impressed by his ability to sit down and not overextend himself in pass protection. He maintains his balance and can quickly adjust.

And he moves extremely well when run blocking, showing the ability to bend, play low to high, and redirect. He has good leg drive, plenty of strength, and a solid punch.

Often, I will note that a player could start for a few college programs right now. With Robinson, the number of programs for which he would not start is quite small. He is one of the best offensive line recruits I have ever seen.

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