Cameron Robinson to Alabama: Crimson Tide Land 5-Star OT Prospect

Justin Onslow@@JustinOnslowNFLContributor IISeptember 4, 2013

Photo courtesy of 247Sports
Photo courtesy of 247Sports

The nation’s No. 1 prospect has chosen a new home.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Andrew Bone, 5-star offensive tackle Cameron Robinson announced his decision to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2014.

247Sports' composite rankings show Robinson as not only the top offensive tackle but also the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation in the 2014 class. Naturally, Robinson is also the No. 1 player from the state of Louisiana.

Listed at 6’5” and 330 pounds, Robinson has the size to be an immediate starter for the Tide. His massive frame and strong run-blocking abilities make him an ideal fit to play on the right side of the line early in his collegiate career.

While Robinson’s size is an incredible asset in run-blocking, he’ll need to get leaner in order to be an effective pass-blocker in college.   

Robinson is adept at firing off the ball and reach-blocking defensive linemen off the line of scrimmage. He’ll still be able to use that ability to his benefit, but he needs to work on improving his agility and footwork, especially if he is to become an elite pass-blocker at the next level.

College defenders aren’t as easy to out-muscle as their high school counterparts.

Football is in Robinson’s blood. His father is Steve Foley, who was selected in the third round of the 1998 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. The linebacker went on to play seven years in the league with three teams, notching 25 sacks and 206 tackles in that span.

If Robinson hopes to follow in his father’s NFL footsteps, he’ll first have to prove he can be an impact player at the college level.

Offensive linemen don’t benefit from statistical figures like players of other positions; the mark of a good blocker is in his work ethic and mentality. Robinson has the physical ability to be a premier player at his position, and he’ll have the opportunity to prove it very early in his career.

Several top programs made offers to Robinson this year, including LSU, Arkansas and Michigan. Ultimately, Robinson decided Alabama would be the best fit for his next four years of football, and the Tide are lucky to have him.