The Texas Longhorns are now set to welcome one of the nation’s premier prospects, regardless of position, for an official visit in the coming weeks.
According to a report from Orangebloods Jason Suchomel, five-star Tucson (Az.) Salpointe Catholic running back Bijan Robinson has scheduled an official visit with Texas for the weekend of June 21, which will follow his first official visit to Ohio State the previous weekend on June 14.
The pending trip to Texas will mark Robinson’s second of the offseason, as he was on campus during the spring.
In addition to the efforts from Associate Head Coach and Running Backs coach Stan Drayton, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Tim Beck is serving as the lead recruiter for Robinson, which is to be expected given his ties to the state dating back to his days as the head coach at Scottsdale (Az.) Saguaro High School. Beyond the coaching staff, expect Texas to surround Robinson with fellow Arizona natives during his official visit, as the Longhorns signed a pair of four-star talents in 2019 in Scottsdale (Az.) Notre Dame Preparatory star Jake Smith and Chandler (Az.) product Brayden Liebrock.
Save for top-ranked national prospect Zachary Evans out of Houston North Shore, Robinson is arguably Texas’ top target at the running back position, and for good reason, as he boasts legitimate first-round NFL upside, per 247Sports’ Blair Angulo:
“Stout, lean frame. Well-proportioned weight. Looks strong at 200 pounds. Terrific vision and patience behind the line of scrimmage. Has burst to hit the second level and reach another gear. Short strides, but effectively changes pace and turns the corner. Elusive in the open field. Threat to score from anywhere on the field. Serviceable pass-catcher with good hands. Runs with loose grip on the football; will need to tighten mechanics and possession. Could improve pass blocking. Potential to contribute immediately in college and garner All-American buzz.”
As a junior, such a skill set paved the way for Robinson to cement a monster effort on the ground, amassing 2,400 yards and 35 touchdowns on 170 carries. He also hauled in 10 receptions for 153 yards and one score.
Though Texas and Ohio State are his first scheduled official visits, Robinson has made multiple unofficial trips to UCLA, and visited Michigan, as well. Two of his three Crystal Ball picks project that he’ll ultimately side with the Bruins, while the other favors the Buckeyes.
Standing at 6’0, 200 pounds, Robinson is ranked as the No. 5 running back in his class and as the No. 25 player nationally, per the 247Sports Composite.