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No. 3 RB Bijan Robinson set for Friday commitment

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The Longhorns appear to be the overwhelming favorites entering the final hours of Robinson’s recruitment.

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Another key decision will come down from a Texas Longhorns target on Friday afternoon, as Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic running back Bijan Robinson is set to announce his decision on Aug. 2 at 2:00 p.m. Central.

Since Robinson isn’t a big Twitter user, he’ll announce his decision on Instagram.

Robinson received his offer from Texas in early January and became a legitimate target when he took an unofficial visit for the Orange-White game in April, then took his official visit to Austin on June 21, the same weekend that head coach Tom Herman and his staff hosted top recruits for the annual pool party.

The second trip to Central Texas for the nation’s No. 20 prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, came at an important time in Robinson’s recruitment — he took an official visit to Ohio State the weekend before traveling to Texas.

And he also reportedly named Texas his leader during an Instragram Live video back in June.

However, the recruiting momentum in favor of the Longhorns that existed at the juncture dissipated in favor of the Buckeyes — the boost for Ohio State didn’t happen immediately after the trip to Columbus.

Fortunately for the Horns, just as the calendar changed to decision week, news suddenly surfaced suggesting that not only was Ohio State no longer in line for his pledge, but the Buckeyes abruptly became an afterthought and were all but written off entering the final days of his recruitment.

So, despite being considered a lock to Ohio State at this time last week, the tables have since turned entirely in Texas’ favor, and the industry expectation is now that on Friday afternoon, Robinson will become a Longhorn.

A 2,000-yard rusher in each of the last two seasons, Robinson is known for his vision, burst, and ability to make defenders miss in the open field, attributes that combine to justify his lofty ranking as the nation’s No. 3 running back and pursuit from more than 20 programs nationally.