Edna Karr cornerback Ryan Robinson, Jr. takes walk-on offer at LSU

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Brian Kelly has proven that he will add to the talent on his roster anyway he can, both through the transfer portal and traditional high school recruiting. The LSU coach may have had one of the more successful experiences Thursday by landing the best cornerback in the Greater New Orleans Metro area as a preferred walk-on.

Edna Karr cornerback Ryan Robinson, Jr., a three-star talent, will have an opportunity to earn a scholarship once he arrives on campus.

The 6-foot, 175 pounder bypassed Power 5 scholarship offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Virginia, Mississippi State, Colorado, Michigan State, Florida State, Nebraska, Kentucky, Oregon, Louisville, Duke, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.

LSU starting running back Josh Williams is an example of someone who arrived as a preferred walk-on before earning a scholarship. Nebraska was once thought to be the heavy favorite for Robinson but the departure of Mickey Joseph from Lincoln broke off that connection.

Robinson plays with a swagger as one of the better cover corners in the state. He started as a sophomore for the Cougars and proven himself as a lockdown type of defender.

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Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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