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Roderick Robinson, No. 1 running back in California, sets commitment date, breaks down each finalist

Roderick Robinson has added offers from Florida and Georgia this week

Lincoln High School (California) running back Roderick Robinson narrowed down his list to six finalists earlier this month.

But he's already prepared to announce a commitment.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound bruising ball-carrier, rated the nation's No. 16 running back and the No. 1 running back in California, will make his decision on May 26 at 10 a.m. PT on CBSSports HQ.

247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins was first to report the news.

On Thursday, Robinson broke down each of his finalists with SBLive Sports Director of Recruiting Andrew Nemec.

>>> Prediction: Where will Roderick Robinson end up? 

Arizona: "Coach (Scottie) Graham is a good teacher. I love the fact that they have an NFL experienced coaching staff. I love the recruiting class they just brought in with those guys. I like the offense a lot. They run a little bit of a pro-style offense, so knowing that I'm getting ready to go to the NFL and running that offense with NFL-caliber coaches, that stuck out to me." 

Auburn: "Coach Cadillac (Williams) is a great coach. I love the way he teaches. My dad is from Alabama, so I have family out there. The new facilities they have coming in are amazing. Coach Bryan Harsin, coming from a winning program, he has a winning mindset. So Auburn felt like home - with a great coaching staff and a great winning culture."

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California: "Coach (Aristotle Thompson), I've had a great relationship with AT for two years now. Cal was my first Power 5 offer. They've always been loyal to me, so I've always been loyal to them. I've been there couple of times. I love the area. They run a pro-style offense and they seem to have big backs that succeed." 

Georgia: "They're the defending national champions and are bringing in a pretty good recruiting class. They produce running backs like crazy, so to be next back to go to The League and standout would be amazing. They put out so many great running backs, they have a great recruiting class and the coaches are amazing." 

Oregon: "Oregon, I've got a couple of my teammates up there, so it would be great to reunite with them. I love the fact that they brought in Dan Lanning from Georgia. Brining in some Southern hospitality and coaching mindset. I've got good friends up there." 

Tennessee: "Tennessee is off to an amazing start to their 2023 recruiting class, so to be a part of that would be truly amazing. To go to these other programs and be a part of something that's already started, or to go to Tennessee and be at the start of something would be amazing. I have a good relationship with Nico (Iamaleava) and he's really pushing Tennessee. I love the offenses. It's very fast-paced, scores a lot of points and the coaching staff has made me feel like a priority." 

UCLA: "I had a great visit (last weekend). It was my second time going up there and it felt just like the first time. But this time I got to connect a little bit more with the players, see what they're like off-the-field. I got time to sit down with Chip Kelly and just talk football, and not only football but life as well. That really stuck out to me. He recruited high-profile, good-character players, so that really stuck out to me that he thought of me that way. He really pushes his players to graduate in three-and-half years and play football at a high level."

"I've always had a good relationship with [UCLA running back] coach (DeShaun) Foster, so getting to see him again and connect with him again, it was real good." 

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