Running Back Jovan Robinson Ruled Ineligible by NCAA
By AubTigerman /email@example.com on August 18, 2012
biggest running back on the roster will not be playing for the Tigers this year
after the NCAA ruled Jovan Robinson ineligible. The action came after one of
his high school guidance counselors at Memphis’
Wooddale High admitted to changing a grade on his transcript.
University does not face
any repercussions from the NCAA’s action save the loss of Jovan from the depth
At 6’1, 220 lbs. Robinson, a four star recruit, was the
biggest back on the team. However, unless the Tigers experience a rash of injuries,
chances were he may not have seen the field this season.
He was already behind
Onterio McCalebb and Tre Mason on the depth chart and would have been in
competition with Cory Grant and Mike Blakely for playing time.
It is unclear what his future holds. But Coach Chizik said
Friday that Jovan definitely wants to play for Auburn.
So it looks like he will have to go to a junior college for a year or two
before he can wear the orange and blue.
Chizik has left the door open for him to return to The
Plains when he gets his academic eligibility straightened out.
Hate to see this for Robinson but it was better for it to
happen now, before he actually played in a game. Here’s to hoping Jovan gets it
together and returns to play for the Tigers.