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Name: A’Shawn Robinson
Position: Defensive Tackle
High School: Arlington Heights HS (Fort Worth, TX)
Measurements: 6′-5″, 300 lbs.
In this week’s edition of the Texas Longhorns 2013 recruiting class profile, we dive into the monstrous A’Shawn Robinson, a defensive tackle prospect who has seen his stock soar since participating in a couple of national camps.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound plug in the middle of the defensive line looks to fit the mold of a deep set of sizeable tackles that have come through the Texas program. Names like Cory Redding, Shaun Rogers, Roy Miller and Frank Okam all precede Robinson as notable defensive tackles that have experienced great success, as a true anchor point along the interior.
A consensus top 150 player in the country, Robinson enters the fold for the Longhorns at a time when they appear to be deep in quality at the position, a status of stability that has not been present for the Horns in recent years. The departure of Kheeston Randall opens up opportunities for several young talents, as even freshmen are beginning to get looks under second-year defensive tackles coach Bo Davis.
Gifted with fantastic strength and a motor that seemingly never sputters, Robinson has the sculpt of a run-stopper that the Longhorns have not seen in quite some time on the Forty Acres.
Robinson was thought to be wavering on his commitment to Texas, but reaffirmed his pledge to the Longhorns despite pressure from some of the top programs in the country. The Fort Worth product held offers from the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, LSU and TCU among others, but ultimately solidified his place among Texas’ 2013 class.
“I just wanted to help Texas win a national championship,” Robinson said in an interview with Orangebloods.com. “I’m a run stopper,” he said. “I can make a lot of impact plays. I feel like I have a lot of playmaking abilities.”
Recently, Robinson performed extremely well at Nike’s The Opening camp in July, receiving top honors at the event. Praised for his tenacity, explosiveness and pad level, his potential appears impeccable.
As just one of five defensive commitments so far for the Longhorns, Robinson could be the one to push for an early impact when he arrives on campus.
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