Running Back Jovan Robinson Ruled Ineligible by NCAA
By AubTigerman /email@example.com on August 18, 2012
Auburn’s 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.
Auburn University does not face any repercussions from the NCAA’s action save the loss of Jovan from the depth chart.
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.