Coach Nick Saban and his staff are in the running for another top defensive prospect. Ellis Robinson IV has announced his commitment date will be Feb. 1 and will be choosing between the Miami Hurricanes, Colorado Buffaloes, LSU Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs, and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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According to 247 Sports, Robinson is the No. 1 cornerback and the eighth-best player overall in the Class of 2024. Currently, the 6-foot defensive back is preparing for his senior season after leading the IMG Academy Ascenders to an 8-1 record this past season.

Originally, Robinson is from New Haven, CT, but then moved to NY, and played for the Iona Prep Gaels, in his freshman and sophomore season. In his last season with the Gaels, Robinson became a MaxPreps Sophomore All-American, by compiling 29 tackles, and eight interceptions.

Andrew Ivins compares Robinson to a young Greg Newsome (who is a defensive back for the Cleveland Browns. "The type of cornerback that has the tools to shut down one side of the field or take an opponent’s top receiver out of the game." He has clean footwork, a smooth backpedal, and great length that he uses to his advantage.

Currently, the two favorites to land Robinson are Georgia and Alabama. According to 247 Sports Composite Steve Wiltfong, Georgia is the favorite but according to On3 Recruiting Alabama is the favorite. He has visited the two schools multiple times and has spoken greatly about both programs.

"I'm learning that it takes a special player to go to Bama," said Robinson during his interview with BamaInsider reporter Andrew Bone. "It's culture there that's different than any other school I have been to".

Even though Alabama and Georgia are the favorites, any of these teams could make a move to land the best cornerback in the class. Robinson will have all eyes glued to IMG Academy on Feb. 1 to see which school he decides to commit to.

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