Jahquez Robinson

It’s still an uphill battle for USC and the others trying to dissuade CB Jahquez Robinson of Jacksonville from his Alabama commitment, but they are still trying, and he’s still listening. Robinson said the contact from the Gamecocks remains heavy and the two sides are talking about another visit this season. He made an unofficial visit to USC in June.

“I’ve been hearing from coach (Travaris) Robinson and coach (Will) Muschamp,” Robinson said. “Me and my dad have a group chat with coach Muschamp. And they’ve been flooding my mailbox with letters from the whole staff. Coach Robinson is telling me that I can come in and play and change the program. He said he just signed a contract and he’s going to be there for my entire career.”

The Gamecocks open their season Saturday against North Carolina in Charlotte and like a lot of the recruits who are still considering USC but haven’t quite made up their mind, he wants to see how they perform before moving forward.

“I’m just waiting to see how they do in the first game,” Robinson said. “I’m really just waiting everything out to see how my top five are doing, but it’s still Alabama right now. I talked to coach Saban and he was telling me I can come in and play and how they are going to do this year and how they are going to play certain defensive backs and stuff for me to watch. I feel like I’m pretty strongly committed. I haven’t really been to a game to see their atmosphere yet, so I’m waiting to experience that.”

Robinson said he’s also talking regularly with Oregon, Texas and Oklahoma along with USC and Alabama. He’s also had LSU and Florida among his favorites. He’s looking at visiting USC for the Alabama game. He’s considering a visit to Alabama for the LSU game.