As Arizona State completes its summer workouts and enters the final waiting period before kicking off against Texas A&M, Todd Graham's managed to add another talent to the team's still-developing recruiting Class of 2016 with the Saturday commitment of Robbie Robinson.
The 5-foot-9, 170 pound Robinson is regarded as a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals while maintaining a three-star rating by 247 Sports, and makes his commitment to ASU just one day after making an unofficial visit to Tempe. The Virginia product picked ASU over Stanford, Clemson and Maryland, among others.
While his commitment is merely verbal until Robinson signs his name on National Signing Day next year, Robinson made his intention of being a Sun Devil clear as day in his Twitter explanation.
I’m 100 percent committed to Arizona State and beyond excited to start my career there. I’m shutting down my recruitment.
Robinson has spent time at both wide receiver and cornerback in high school, but at ASU he'll come in expecting to compete for playing time at either the boundary or field corner position in ASU's defense.
"They lose five defensive backs after this season. They truly think highly of me and my abilities. They play a beautiful, aggressive defense that puts defense backs on an island, and gives them a chance to make plays. And they play in the PAC-12 where it’s pass first.
Robinson joins 2015 recruit Jason Lewis as top standouts from the state of Virginia opting to play their collegiate football at ASU, and the Sun Devils now have ten commits for their fast-forming 2016 class.