November 23, 2009

Auburn offers 4-star corner

Cornerback has suddenly become a big need for Auburn's 2010 class.

The Tigers have targeted several new prospects including Atlanta (Ga.) Westlake's Darius Robinson, who received a visit from AU assistant Tommy Thigpen Wednesday.

Thigpen dropped by Westlake where he informed Robinson's coach that Auburn was offering. The next day, Robinson had a written offer in his hand.

"I was actually surprised," Robinson said. "Auburn was one of the first schools to show interest in me but I didn't receive an offer because I heard they had limited scholarships."

Despite not offering early on, Thigpen stayed in contact with Robinson, even after the 6-foot, 170-pounder committed to Clemson in July.

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