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Report: Texas A&M commit Alton Robinson offered by Texas

Can the Horns take advantage of the the instability in Aggieland?

Alton Robinson
Alton Robinson
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The Texas Longhorns made a move on Wednesday as the coaching staff continues working to find a Fox end in the 2016 recruiting class by extending an offer to Converse Judson defensive end Alton Robinson, according to Horns247.

The 6'4, 235-pounder committed to the Texas A&M Aggies last June over offers from Alabama, Baylor, California, Houston, Michigan, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech.

Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford visited Robinson at Judson during the spring evaluation period, but declined to offer Robinson at the time, instead deciding to focus on other targets. Unfortunately, Texas has had some difficulties in recruiting at the position, as other targets like Manor Erick Fowler, Cibolo Steele's Mark Jackson, and Killeen Shoemaker's Rahssan Thornton all committed to other schools. However, the good news is that Fowler and Jackson are both scheduled to take official visits to Austin in January and it's possible that Texas could capitalize on the instability in College Station to get Robinson on campus as well.

Robinson had 20 tackles for loss and 16 sacks during an impressive junior season and is now considered a consensus three-star prospect rated as the No. 464 recruit nationally, the No. 30 weakside defensive end, and the No. 72 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.