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Alabama four-star CB Jahquez Robinson ‘having fun’ helping Tide prepare for Michigan

Alabama freshman signee, Jahquez Robinson with his family at Sandalwood High School in Florida: Photo comes via Robinson's Twitter account (@jahquezrobinson)

As the latest name in Alabama football, he is taking advantage of a unique opportunity. 

For the Crimson Tide, it has had freshmen signees to practice with the team before a bowl game or the College Football Playoff – with the most recent one being Jalen Hurts.

The native Texan emulated Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers, prior to the first matchup between both teams. 

Seeing as how Alabama’s defense wants to finish strong, it is not unusual to see on its early student-athletes get it prepared for Michigan.

After making things official on Wednesday, Jahquez Robinson practiced on Thursday and Friday with the cornerbacks and Nick Saban. 

RELATED: WATCH: Patrick Surtain II, Jahquez Robinson, Alabama DB’s and LB’s in prep on Friday

Hailing from Jacksonville, Fla., the four-star corner from Sandalwood High School was one of four recruited defensive backs that signed early.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder chose the Tide over Florida, LSU, Oklahoma and South Carolina for his services.

He already looks the part at the position and as he wears No. 7 (Trevon Diggs’ number), other players on the team have started seeing him becoming more comfortable.

During Friday’s session, he lined up at cornerback in Alabama’s second-team nickel formation. According to Patrick Surtain II, the rising junior for next season referred to the freshman as someone who is very ‘talented’ and is steady learning. 

“He was doing plays with us,” Surtain said of Robinson. “He did all the periods with us and he looks good. He is starting to get comfortable. He’s just out there having fun.” 

Surtain will enter his third year at Alabama in 2020, but it feels like it was just yesterday when he enrolled as a true freshman. He is embracing the idea of taking on a leadership role and the biggest piece of advice he has for Robinson is just continue to learn the craft at cornerback. 

Take every opportunity you can get and just learn from it,” Surtain said.  

Robinson will look to do that as he will push for playing time next spring.  

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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