Ty Robinson commit: What does it mean for Nebraska?
The early signing day continues to be good for Nebraska as key Rivals250 target Ty Robinson announced his commitment and has signed with the Huskers.
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive end had 20 or more offers to his name and picked the Big Red over the likes of Alabama, Oregon, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Georgia, Florida, Notre Dame, Penn State and Washington among others. Robinson becomes the 25th known commit for Nebraska's 2019 recruiting class.
Here are some quick takes on what Robinson's commitment means for Nebraska.
1. Nebraska was able to close the deal with one of its top overall targets in Ty Robinson on Wednesday. The talented defensive end had been right towards the top of NU's board regardless of position for almost an entire year now as Scott Frost and the staff officially offered him last January. You have to tip your hat to the job that Frost, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, defensive line coach Mike Dawson and the rest of the coaching staff did in recruiting Robinson as it truly was a staff effort. That was never more evident than when NU sent the whole staff including Frost in for the final in-home visit with Robinson last week which is what ultimately helped seal the deal.
2. Not only is Robinson a big get because he was such a priority for NU that they invested countless hours into recruiting, but he also represents one heck of a win on the recruiting front as well. The Huskers had to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Alabama, Oregon and USC among many other big programs to gain the Rivals250 defensive end's signature and they beat them all.
3. Robinson has a pretty rare combination of size, power and speed. At 6-foot-6, 275-pounds, he already looks like a college football player. However, he definitely does not move like your typical 6-6, 275-pound athlete. He's very quick off the ball and very few opponents can match his strength and power at the high school level. He's the ideal fit of what the Huskers are looking for at the defensive end position in their 3-4 scheme.
4. Robinson's size and speed make him a valuable defensive lineman that will never really have to come off of the football field. He's the type of player that can help stop the run on first and second down against strong Big Ten offensive lines as well as the speed to rush the passer on third down. It's likely you will see Robinson move inside on obvious passing downs to create even more of a mismatch for him as a pass rusher.
5. I really like the way Robinson uses his hands. He has about as active of hands as you will see from a high school defensive lineman. They are already violent and that should be something that only continues to get better and better once he gets to the next level in Lincoln.
6. Not only is Robinson the total package in terms of his physical abilities, but his intangible qualities are what really makes him special. He's a very smart kid and a natural leader while being a blue-collar tough guy. Robinson is a tremendous competitor that is always giving maximum effort regardless of what it is that he's doing.
7. Robinson had an extremely productive and decorated high school career. As a senior he recorded 74 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, seven sacks, six hurries, and two pass breakups. He won the Curley Culp award which goes to the best defensive lineman in the state of Arizona. He will be playing in the All-American Bowl game in San Antonio and is also one of four players in the country up for the American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year award. Robinson is a player that every prospect in the state of Arizona knows and could help Nebraska land more prospects from the area down the road.
8. 2019 Nebraska commit breakdown
12/19/2018 - Ty Robinson - DE - 6-foot-6, 275-pounds - Gilbert, AZ - 4 Stars
12/19/2018 - Jimmy Fritzsche - OT - 6-foot-7, 255-pounds - Greenville, SC - 3 Stars
12/19/2018 - Brant Banks - DE - 6-foot-7, 280-pounds - Houston, TX - 3 Stars
12/5/2018 - Wandale Robinson - WR - 5-foot-9, 180-pounds - Frankfort, KY - 4 Stars
12/2/2018 - Jamin Graham - OLB - 6-foot-6, 220-pounds - Attalla, AL - 3 Stars
11/18/2018 - Myles Farmer - DB - 6-foot-3, 190-pounds - Atlanta, GA - 3 Stars
10/31/2018 - Javin Wright - DB - 6-foot-3, 190-pounds - Chandler, AZ - 3 Stars
10/28/2018 - Bryce Benhart - OT - 6-foot-9, 300-pounds - Lakeville, MN - 3 Stars
10/25/2018 - Darien Chase - WR - 6-foot-1, 185-pounds - Vancouver, WA - 3 Stars
9/15/2018 - Chris Hickman - TE - 6-foot-6, 205-pounds - Omaha, NE - 3 Stars
9/4/2018 - Dedrick Mills - RB - 6-foot, 200-pounds - Garden City, KS (Waycross, GA) - 4 Stars
8/6/2018 - Quinton Newsome - CB - 6-foot-2, 180 - Suwanee, GA - 3 Stars
8/5/2018 - Michael Lynn - OT - 6-foot-7, 280 - Greenwood Village, CO - 3 Stars
7/23/2018 - Mosai Newsom - DE - 6-foot-5, 260 - Waverly, IA - 3 Stars
7/21/2018 - Nick Henrich- LB - 6-foot-3, 210 - Omaha, NE - 3 Stars
6/29/2018 - Jamie Nance - WR - 6-foot, 160 - Blanchard, OK - 3 Stars
6/22/2018 - Matthew Anderson - OL - 6-foot-7, 250 - Leesville, LA - 3 Stars
6/15/2018 - Ronald Thompkins - RB - 6-foot, 195 - Loganville, GA - 3 Stars
6/6/2018 - Jackson Hannah - LB - 6-foot-3, 234 - Nashville, TN - 4 Stars
6/4/2018 - Luke McCaffrey - QB - 6-foot-2, 180 - Highlands Ranch, CO - 3 Stars
6/1/2018 - Desmond Bland - OL - 6-foot-4, 300 - Yuma, AZ (Flossmoor, Ill.) - 4 Stars
5/5/2018 - Rahmir Johnson - RB - 5-foot-10, 170 - Oradell, NJ - 4 Stars
3/5/2018 - Ethan Piper - DE - 6-foot-4, 280 - Norfolk, Neb. - 3 Stars
11/24/2017 - Garrett Snodgrass - ATH - 6-foot-3, 220 - York, Neb. - 3 Stars
6/24/2017 - Garrett Nelson - OLB - 6-foot-3, 236 - Scottsbluff, Neb. - 3 Stars
9. Commits by position
1 - Quarterback
3 - Running back
3 - Wide receiver
1 - Tight end
5 - Offensive linemen
0 - Defensive tackle
4 - Defensive end
2 - Outside linebacker
2 - Inside linebacker
1 - Safety
2 - Cornerback
1 - Athlete
0 - Special teams
10. Where are they from?
5 - Nebraska
4 - Georgia
2 - Colorado
2 - Arizona
1 - Alabama
1 - Iowa
1 - Illinois
1 - Kentucky
1 - Louisiana
1 - Minnesota
1 - New Jersey
1 - Oklahoma
1 - South Carolina
1 - Tennessee
1 - Texas
1 - Washington