Sunday, September 23, 2012
Robinson brothers commit to Oregon
By Brandon P. Oliver
Two-sport standouts Tyree and Tyrell Robinson (San Diego/Lincoln) became a package deal to the Oregon Ducks on Sunday, and in more than one sport.
The senior athletes made the call that they will attend Oregon for football and basketball before leaving campus after official visits over the weekend.
"It's official. We're going to be Ducks," said Tyrell Robinson, who likely will be an outside linebacker or safety for Oregon. His brother likely will be a wide receiver.
San Diego twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson made a verbal commitment to Oregon.
Tyrell Robinson, who is 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, said he and his brother knew ahead of time that Oregon was the best fit. The visit confirmed it for them.
"Me and my brother favored Oregon before going up there," he said. "We just had to see it firsthand before we committed."
Tyree Robinson, who is 6-3 and 190 pounds, is a shooting guard in basketball, and Tyrell is a small forward.
Tyrell Robinson liked the atmosphere surrounding the football team on Saturday. The Ducks shut out Arizona 49-0.
"We just felt like it was the right choice. We spent time with the players, and we just like how it's all about the team," Tyrell Robinson said. "There are no individuals, and everybody is working toward the national championship."
Their versatility and the Ducks' willingness to move guys around was among the biggest draws on the football side, as well.
"That's what they told us, that we could play about 20 different spots," Tyrell Robinson said. "We're going to play all over, and that gives us the best opportunity to succeed."
Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla's breakout game at running back on Saturday night was a prime example of that.
"I got a sense of how they use their guys, because they put their tight end in at running back, and he had a great game," Robinson said. "It's just a great fit for us."
While Washington was scheduled to get an official visit from the brothers in two weeks, Tyrell Robinson said their recruiting journeys are over.
"We always wanted to be Ducks, and it feels great to say it officially," said Robinson, a four-star recruit. "We're done with recruiting now. We won't be taking any more visits. It's all Oregon from now on."