Jovon Robinson, the nation's top-rated junior college player, verbally committed to Auburn Thursday morning.

Robinson, who signed with Auburn in 2012 but was later ruled academically ineligible, picked the Tigers over heavy interest from Alabama and the rest of the Southeastern Conference.

"I have taken visits and evaluated every school that offered me the opportunity to be a part of their program, and after careful thought and consideration, I have chosen to verbally commit to Auburn University," Robinson said in a release. "I have a long relationship with coach Gus Malzahn, and have developed a strong bond with assistant coaches Rhett Lashlee and Tim Horton, who did an outstanding job recruiting me."

Robinson was caught up in an academic controversy when one of his high school guidance counselors admitted to altering his grades in order for him to qualify at Auburn. He left Auburn after only two weeks, took a season off and then enrolled at Georgia Military College in 2013. At GMC, he quickly showed coaches around the country just how good he is.