Nebraska Football is working hard to get Robinson.
Usually, the term “full-court press” is one used in basketball. However, in the case of the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the recruiting trail Thursday, it can be applicable here. The entire Nebraska Football coaching staff flew out to Arizona to visit with a highly-touted prospect the program holds in high regard.
Four-star defensive lineman Ty Robinson was the recipient of the visit. He is ranked No. 180 nationally, the No. 14 strong-side defensive end, and the fifth overall player in the state of Arizona per the 247Sports composite rankings. He took an unofficial visit to Nebraska on February 16 and took an official visit on November 17. He is currently being recruited by defensive line coach Mike Dawson.
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Nebraska faces some stiff competition in his recruitment. In addition to the Huskers, Alabama, Oregon, USC, and California are also said to be in the mix. He has been offered by all of the schools mentioned, as well as several others. Currently, Nebraska has two other defensive end commits in the 2019 recruiting class. Three-star recruit Mosai Newsom and Jamin Graham fit that distinction.
The program currently possesses nine defensive ends on the roster, headlined by senior Freedom Akinmoladun.
Robinson certainly has a lot of potential. He has been selected to the All-American Bowl, set to take place on January 5 in San Antonio, Texas. Per his official profile on 247Sports.com, he is currently viewed as a 2nd to 3rd-round selection in the NFL Draft. Via his official page from MaxPreps.com, Robinson recorded 74 total tackles in the 2018 season. In addition, he also recorded seven sacks. For his high school career, he recorded 146 tackles and 69 tackles for a loss in 34 games played.
In addition, he has proven himself very effective at sacking the quarterback. He recorded seven sacks and six hurries in the 2018 campaign. His best season came in 2017. That year, he tallied 13 sacks and three hurries in 13 contests played. If one thing is for certain, it is that he is aggressive and plays with a nose for the football every single snap. Nebraska would love to have him. They ranked No. 68 in the country last season with 25 sacks. He would certainly be an added boost to their defensive line.
We’ll just have to see how it all plays out. The fact that the entire Nebraska coaching staff went out to Arizona to see Robinson says something about their desire to have him in the program. He can be an impact playmaker, and I think Nebraska realizes this. Although the Cornhuskers are up against some stiff competition, it may all come down to the early signing period, which opens Wednesday. After that, anything is fair game.