Rashard Robinson received good news today, as the NCAA Clearinghouse certified his transcript. He is now eligible to play for LSU immediately, as Jim Kleinpeter of the Times-Picayune reported.
""I just got cleared; I'm heading out later this afternoon (to join the team)," Robinson told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. "I can't even explain how I feel. I've been waiting for this for too long."
Robinson has been waiting for certification from the NCAA Clearinghouse for months, as it had questions regarding an online course that Robinson had to take over the summer. He wasn't allowed to report to practice during fall camp, and the upcoming season remained in jeopardy.
He was a 4-star cornerback from Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Fla. Robinson is expected to be an impact player this season and help a young LSU defense that was forced to replace many starters. It's unlikely he will suit up for this weekend's game against TCU, but he is sure to see the field sooner rather than later.
The talented recruit may not have been able to work out with his teammates, but he is very close to former LSU and current Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. He spent much of the summer training with the talented corner, according to a James Smith report.
Robinson is a tall defensive back at 6'2" and could play corner or safety for the Tigers. He covers a lot of ground with his long strides and is a polished run defender. LSU's secondary is young and could use a few more talented bodies to help bolster the unit.
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