Among the top 100 prospects in the country, only Phoenix (Arizona) Pinnacle tight end Deuce Robinson was the number one player at his position, with Robinson still on the open market, with a national signing day. It is set to pass through and not committed.
In an interview with ESPN on Wednesday, Robinson provided insight into his unusually long hiring.
“To be honest, I’m still not sure where I want to go,” Robinson said. “It was a long process. It was a fun process. I don’t want to go anywhere, I want to be there for three years, but maybe more.”
The Texas Longhorns are one of five programs currently under consideration for the 6’6, 225-pounder, along with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans. Among these five, Georgia, Texas, and USC are generally considered the frontrunners, with Bulldog considered the leader of that group in his seven of his 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions. All three programs included home visits of Robinson and his family.
And these three schemes are still under consideration as they can highlight Robinson’s talents. A flex tight end with route-running ability and ball-his skills, it’s a wide-receiver skill whose size creates matchup problems for defensemen.
“I’m going to go where it fits the plan,” Robinson said. “I’m a very unique player that I can bring to the table. I want to go to a place where I have great relationships with the coaching staff and recruits.On the baseball side, I want the coaches to work well together to help me reach my full potential in both sports. I think.”
Texas has the advantage of having the best baseball program among the five finalists. It’s also possible Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken could return to the NFL — Chris Mortensen said Wednesday, “I’d be surprised if Monken stayed in Athens.” Given the success they’ve had playing End together and the uncertainty of a transfer, it could also benefit the Longhorns. It will be a factor in the direction of future offensives by the Bulldogs.
Whatever choice Robinson makes, he plans to enroll in summer conditioning, making him one of the rare athletes who forgets to sign the National Letter of Intent.
“I want to do summer training with those guys,” Robinson said. , we plan to see how the draft goes from there.”
The draft Robinson mentioned is, of course, the 2023 MLB Draft, which may finally change his plans to play football and baseball in college.Baseball Currently ranked 123rd in America A good outfielder, Robinson is often compared to New York Yankees star Aaron Judge, thanks to his above-average athleticism and exceptional raw power. organization.
“Hopefully you get drafted and you have to make a decision from there,” Robinson said. “I’m going to play college football, but obviously, it definitely plays a role. If I get a pretty high draft, it definitely influences my decisions.”
So even after Robinson enrolls this summer, there’s a lot of drama surrounding his future, potentially signing a professional baseball contract and continuing to play college football.