Sunday, January 27, 2013
DT A'Shawn Robinson talks Texas visit
By Max Olson
After taking official visits to three other schools, A’Shawn Robinson gave Texas one final visit this weekend to ensure he was making the right decision.
The ESPN 150 has been committed to Texas since February. He’s been on campus for junior day, camp and multiple home games. How did this trip stack up?
ESPN 150 DT A'Shawn Robinson says he enjoyed his weekend visit to Texas.
Robinson told HornsNation his two-day official visit was the best he’s taken to Austin yet, and he remains firmly committed to the Longhorns.
“It went well, sir,” Robinson said. “The best part was hanging out with the coaches.”
The Texas staff hoped this official visit would seal the deal, leaving no doubt about who Robinson will sign with on Feb. 6.
The coveted 6-foot-5, 304-pound defensive tackle said the coaches made it perfectly clear he is their biggest priority right now.
“They said I can be a big help, and I have a chance to start,” he said. “I think I can contribute in my first year.”
As Texas’ only official visitor of the weekend, Robinson got two full days of one-on-one time. He took in Texas’ basketball game against Texas Tech, dined at Vince Young Steakhouse and was impressed by the full experience.
Robinson’s host during the weekend was freshman running back Johnathan Gray.
“We’ve already known each other for a while, he’s pretty cool,” Robinson said.
Robinson said he didn’t spend much time with Texas’ defensive linemen, but he did get to see fellow incoming freshmen Jake Raulerson and Tyrone Swoopes during their workouts.
Along with Gray, Robinson said the coach he spent the most time with was Bo Davis, his lead recruiter. Like the rest of the staff, David assured Robinson he’s a big cog in Texas’ plans for 2013 and beyond.
He’s still considering USC and Alabama and also took an official visit to Florida State. Robinson did say he thought his Texas visit was right on par with those trips.
Robinson will not be taking any more official visits. He said he’s not expecting any more in-home visits, too. His recruiting process is essentially over, and he’s glad this is almost over. All that’s left is signing day.