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Why that ‘Big 6’ nickname fits Georgia target Jammie Robinson so well

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. Crisp County shows up again in this edition of the Intel. Jammie Robinson is a big target for Georgia in the 2019 class. That makes the third straight year the Bulldogs have wanted to pull a talent out of Cordele. 

Jammie “Big 6” Robinson is considering the chance to play at Notre Dame and Vanderbilt, among those other big-name options.

Georgia is really in the mix here, as well. Robinson feels he has been to Athens probably more than any other school. He was at G-Day and soaked all of that in.

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Jammie Robinson is eyeing more than football in his recruiting and is currently entrenched in the information-gathering stage. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Auburn, Kentucky and South Carolina are all also coming hard. Robinson rates as a 3-star recruit and is the nation’s No. 38 athlete in the 247Sports Class of 2019 rankings because of the many great things he can do on the field.

Most of them lead to the band playing at Crisp County. That’s also why that No. 6 jersey number fits him so well.

Robinson said this week that he is about halfway through his recruiting process. He plans on majoring in either business or engineering.

“I feel like I have some schools I know a lot about right now that are recruiting me hard and then I feel like I have some schools that are talking to me I don’t know a lot about right now. I need to check out those schools, find those answers and then I will have a better idea of what I want to do. There’s the need to get more information about some of these schools and then that will be pretty much it with what I need.”

His grades matter. Or the Notre Dames and Vanderbilts wouldn’t be staying on him like they do now. He said he scored “about a 17 or 18” on his first try with the ACT, but wants to stay on top of that number. Robinson wants to score at least a 20 on that exam.

That meshes well with a grade point average he makes a priority. Robinson cited that it was right at 3.5 at this time.

“That’s the main thing right there,” Robinson said. “I want to make sure I keep those right at around an A-average right there. That’s what I am always going to do.”

The 6-foot, 197-pounder shows off all that versatility on his highlight film. There’s an easy word that describes all that he means to his Cougars.

Ballplayer.

The first eight clips go:

  • Long-distance rushing touchdown
  • Kickoff return TD where he refuses to go down trailing up the right sideline
  • Punishing hit over the middle that had to even make that receiver’s teeth hurt
  • Punt return for another across-the-hashes “Big 6” touchdown
  • Deep-ball interception
  • Another zig-and-zag spree for another rushing touchdown
  • Tackle for a loss
  • Open-field tackler on a downhill runner in space

Jammie Robinson has set his first official visit 

Robinson flashes like a bigger Jamyest Williams from a couple years back. He’s about 2-3 inches taller. Twenty-five pounds heavier. Maybe not as explosive. Definitely a bigger hitter on defense. He even started out playing on the varsity as a freshman at quarterback.

Jammie Robinson started out playing quarterback at Crisp County. He still thinks he can air it out about 50 to 55 yards. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

That’s why Robinson says that people compare his game to former Michigan great Jabril Peppers.

South Carolina has been recruiting Robinson for quite some time. Defensive coordinator Travaris “T-Rob” Robinson sees his work on film and wants to line him up everywhere. Corner. Nickel. Safety.

That’s the school that he has the fewest questions about.

The Gamecocks have earned his first official visit. It will take place on June 1. Robinson also already knows that Georgia will get an official visit, though the timing remains undetermined.

According to Robinson, he plans to cut down all those options to a top 5 sometime during the summer. He said he will enroll early in January 2019. Look for him to sign on Dec. 20. That may also be the day he makes his commitment announcement.

“I will probably commit sometime during the season or I will wait until signing day,” he said. “It depends on what my mind and my heart tell me.”

He could not make a decision right now. The Crisp County defender is still trying to figure out which school recruits him the hardest, too.

“It is kind of like 50-50 with me right now,” Robinson said. “It is like that one school needs to give it that extra burst compared to the other schools. That would separate that one school from all the other schools. I am just waiting for that one moment. That extra burst. I think one of these schools will finally come with that.”

Auburn also sounds very interested and that feeling is mutual. When asked about Auburn, he rattled off an answer that stretched out to about 17 quick-hit sentences.

It wasn’t anything eye-opening, but the scope of the statement and the many specific things he expressed stood out.

What has Georgia done lately with Jammie Robinson?

Special teams coach Scott Fountain is his area recruiter. That makes a lot of sense for him to identify a diverse talent like Robinson. Robinson could shine early on special teams for the Bulldogs.

Mel Tucker has also already stopped by a Crisp County practice.

It wasn’t this one, though.

“Georgia it feels like has increased their interest,” Robinson said. “I brought my mom up to G-Day and she really enjoyed it all as well. The crazy thing was how many people showed up for that spring game. That’s what interested me the most. That really shocked me.”

“I got down to the sideline and was just blown away by how packed the stadium was. The vibe was there. Everybody was standing up and screaming. It was like a regular game on a fall Saturday. … That was crazy. Playing in front of those fans man would be amazing.”

Robinson is in constant motion at practice. Screaming. Yelling. Pushing the pace. Working guys. Helping everyone get better. He’d be a natural entertainer in a mic’d up segment.

“I want a ring this year, man,” Robinson said. “I want our team to go out with that bang.”

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Jammie Robinson can create quite a spectacle on the practice field. Offense. Defense. Special teams. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Georgia would hope to use him the same way the Gamecocks do.

“It is basically the ‘Star’ position there,” Robinson said. “The Star’ in their nickel defense. That’s basically what they are telling me.”

What does he like the best about Georgia?

“I would think it is just the environment,” Robinson said. “I love it there. It is Georgia. You feel me? That’s Georgia.”

He gave that generic thought a little more detail.

“I like how they are being coached,” he said. “When I went to a spring practice, I loved how coach (Kirby) Smart would get on to the guys. How he pushed them but at the same time was just looking out for them. I really like that tough love from a coach.”

That’s how he was treated early on at Crisp. His coaches would fuss at him in practice, but then, later on, they would tell him it was because they wanted him to be great. They tested his limits because they saw a lot of potential in him.

“I really like how coach Smart does that practice,” Robinson said, who’s been to UGA at least three times this year.

Notre Dame brings up the thought of him working as a kick and punt returner, too. The Irish have already been by Crisp County to check on him this spring.

“Their offensive coordinator even came to look at me on the offensive side,” he said. “They are looking at me on offense and defense.”

Other things that stick out about Jammie Robinson

If a recruiter really wants to get to know Robinson, they should ask a few questions at his school. The research would yield a young man that’s as diverse as that highlight tape.

Robinson makes a point to talk to everyone. He will chat with everyone, including the custodians. He’s also forged a very fulfilling friendship with a special needs student. He feels that Raheem Dennis is a lot cooler than he is.

So he’s just trying to get on his level.

“I show love to everybody,” he said. “My friend is a special ed (student) and I go to his classroom every day and hang out with him and play with him in the gym. I love that guy. I have got a lot of love for a lot of people because I know where I come from and was raised to stay positive and stay on the right path.”

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Jammie Robinson makes a point to “show love” to everybody from all walks of life around his school. That’s how he was raised. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

He said his struggle coming up showed him the way he should live. Or the way he wants to live.

“My mom raised me by herself,” he said. “Single mother. I saw my mom and how she struggled to do the best for me every day and that still motivates me to this day. I want to change your life from that struggle. I’ve been praying about it and my mindset is different from a lot of people. I work out every day and after school, I will go put in extra work to make all that happen one day.”

“I can’t wait to put my Mom in a mansion,” he said. “That’s what I want to do.”

He also loves Math. Loves it to the point that few do. He also integrates it into football games. Robinson shared a very uncommon example in regard to that.

When he’s getting carries at running back, he’ll keep up with his stats. He knows that a 2nd-and-1 snap means that he got nine yards on the previous attempt. He even keeps a running total in his mind from play to play.

So when the PA announcer says he scored from the 50, then he knows what that means to his nightly rushing total. He also tracks his tackles.

“I do that a lot,” he said. “I’ll keep up with my yards and carries as well and do all of that. I keep it in my head or at least try to. Sometimes I might get crazy on a play and forget about that, though. A little bit.”

Cortez Andrews includes UGA in his top 5

Cortez Andrews was in Athens for G-Day. He already plans to give the Bulldogs an official visit.

The nation’s No. 23 safety for 2019 also cut down to a top 5 on Monday night. The Bulldogs made the cut for the Tallahassee, Fla., resident.

How did he feel about the Bulldogs coming out of G-Day?

The 4-star target has visited Georgia at least a couple of times. He came through last summer when he was offered and also made it to a spring practice prior to that.

But this was his first game day in Clarke County.

“I went to Florida to their spring game like three weeks ago,” Andrews said. “For their spring game. Ole Miss will probably be another trip soon.”

He was asked to compare the atmosphere of the Florida and Georgia spring games.

“That’s easy,” Andrews said. “Florida’s spring game was nothing like Georgia’s spring game. Nothing at all. Not even close.”

Check out another edition of Before the Hedges

Hannah Chalker took UGA fans on another stroll around the world of UGA recruiting on Facebook Live this week.

The latest episode features a very good conversation with 5-star UGA commit Jadon Haselwood. Chalker and some guy in a tie also broke down some Most Wanted targets for 2019. There’s also an interesting segment on the current scholarship allocation for the 2018 roster.

Kirby Smart’s $49 million dollar contract was also discussed. His approximate $7 million annual salary is enough to cover all costs to attend Georgia for 55 in-state signees ($27,000 each) and another 30 out-of-state signees ($47,000 each) and then another 30 in-state walk-ons ($27,000 each) for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school terms.

Miss any Intel? The DawgNation recruiting archive will get you up to speed just as fast as former Georgia All-American LB Roquan Smith found the ball after the snap.

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