- Max Olson, ESPN Staff Writer
Texas defensive tackle commit A'Shawn Robinson (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) hasn’t said much publicly since taking a surprise official visit to Florida State two weeks ago.
After enjoying his unofficial visit to Texas this weekend, though, Robinson is talking again.
“Everything was pretty good, even though they lost,” Robinson said. “They worked their tails off.”
The ESPN 150 prospect had a front-row seat Saturday night for the Longhorns’ 48-45 loss to West Virginia and enjoyed getting to catch up with Jake Raulerson, Jake Oliver and the rest of his fellow Texas commits.
When Raulerson and others pressed him on whether he’s sticking with Texas, Robinson reassured them his commitment remains solid.
“I’ve been with Texas,” he said. “I’m still with Texas.”
Despite enjoying his visit to Austin, Robinson said he still intends to take official visits to Alabama and USC later this season. He has yet to set up those visit dates, but he feels they’re still a necessity.
“I’m just comparing them to Texas,” Robinson said.
Because Robinson was on an unofficial visit to Texas, he said his conversations with UT’s coaching staff were brief and there was no discussion of his upcoming official visits. The staff was aware of his trip to Tallahassee when he took it and of his hopes to see other schools before signing.
Robinson admitted his trip to Florida State, for the Seminoles’ 49-37 win over Clemson on Sept. 22, was right on par with his latest visit to Texas. The highlights of that FSU trip, he said, were “their chant, the school and the people.”
Now the coveted 6-foot-5, 304-pound defensive tackle will set out to see what Alabama and USC have to offer. Robinson, a four-star prospect, committed to Texas in February and remains the only defensive tackle in the Longhorns’ 2013 recruiting class.
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