James Robinson, a Lakeland, Fla. product who is listed as the No. 14 WR in the country in the 247 Composite rankings, has announced that he will not be signing with a school on National Signing Day.
I will not be signing on NSD!— JAMES ROBINSON IV 4⃣ (@_StunnaJayy_) January 31, 2017
Recruiting is opened— JAMES ROBINSON IV 4⃣ (@_StunnaJayy_) January 31, 2017
While on an official visit to Ohio State earlier in the month, Robinson was cited for possession of marijuana. Since then, Robinson has reportedly lost offers from Ohio State, Florida (per SEC Country) and Oklahoma (per Football Brainiacs). After word got out to some of the programs on his radar, Robinson vented his frustrations by tweeting, “OSU PLAYERS DO SO MUCH DRUGS”. The tweet has since been removed.
I hope things turn out well for Robinson in the end. He’s a young kid who made a mistake, and I’m sure he’ll be successful if he learns his lesson. He’s reportedly received plenty of attention from smaller FBS programs since these developments took place, so he’ll have his chance to shine somewhere.
As an Oklahoma fan, these developments are a bit frustrating. Luckily, OU’s WR class is already stout. It appears that OU will only have three commitment announcements to watch on Wednesday, with those being Marvin Wilson, Joshua Rogers and Tyler Taylor. Taylor is definitely the one to watch here, as the Sooners are making a late push for his signature.