The mammoth mauler from McKinney, Tyrese Robinson, has officially signed a Letter of Intent with Oklahoma. The four-star offensive guard, ranked sixth at his position nationally by Rivals and 95th overall in the ESPN300, held offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, Michigan and Texas but stood strong with the Sooners after originally committing a year and a day ago.
How He Fits In
Standing at an imposing 6-4, 310 pounds, Robinson lined up primarily at right tackle during his sophomore and junior seasons before switching to guard, likely his most suited position at the next level. He is a relentless, physically gifted lineman built to anchor the run game with the aggressiveness and mobility to create space at the line of scrimmage and in the open field. Robinson displays great balance at his size to follow through on his blocks with ferocity and dominance, as well as hold up well in pass protection.
Although the Sooners’ offensive line unit boasts proven talent and depth, Robinson looks the part to potentially work his way into the guard rotation early behind Ben Powers, Dru Samia, Jonathan Alavarez and a healthy Cody Ford once he acclimates to the tempo of Lincoln Riley’s system. Robinson may tend to lean on his size and strength and still has room to improve his hand technique and footwork, but offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh’s track record of developing all-conference talent should do wonders for a prospect with such tremendous ability and upside. He’s extremely quick and reactive at the line of scrimmage and could very well be an All-Big 12 performer by the time he’s done in Norman.