Class of 2018 wide receiver Jaylon Robinson has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Oklahoma Sooners. The three-star pass catcher out of Fort Worth received offers from Baylor, Georgia and Texas Tech among others. Robinson is rated as the 27th best athlete in the country due to his versatility, but the coaching staff fully intends on primarily using him as a receiver.
Jaylon, the next chapter begins now -— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) December 20, 2017
Welcome to the fam! #ST2K18 #BoomerSooner @Jaylon_D1https://t.co/jrqj3fFSu8 pic.twitter.com/lzJHBXNVIT
How He Fits In
Jaylon Robinson doesn’t specialize in just one area as a receiver. In high school, his coaches lined him up all over the field. On the outside, Robinson showed the ability to blow past a defender and challenge for jump-balls. In the slot, Robinson exhibited superb body control and vision with the ball in his hands. That’s another part of Robinson’s game that will have OU fans cheering: his hands. Because Jaylon is such a natural at catching the ball with his hands, he allows himself more opportunities for yards after the catch.
One thing that does stand out about Robinson is that he doesn’t necessarily stand out at all as far as his stature is concerned. Oklahoma fans ought to know better than most fans that size means virtually nothing if a player with the right tools is put in a position to succeed. Look for Lincoln Riley to try to use the 5’10”, 170 pound Robinson in all sorts of ways once he’s on the field.
With how deep the Sooner receivers should be in 2018, the rich simply get richer with Robinson in the fold. When pass-focused offenses like the Red Raiders and Washington State wanted Robinson’s signature, you know he must have the goods. As Robinson develops throughout his collegiate career, I won’t be surprised to see him grow into a reliable option for whoever is throwing the ball for the Sooners down the road.
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