The five-star hybrid tight end/wide receiver signed with USC after a torrid recruitment last week.
LOS ANGELES . Doc Robinson has finally become a Trojan horse. The five-star tight end/wide receiver hybrid signed with USC last week after an "uphill" recruiting season, according to USC coach Zach Henson.
Robinson, the 17th recruit in the Class of 2023, chose USC over second-ranked Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Texas. Robinson's hiring process began overtime after National Sports Day in December because, in addition to choosing a school, he had to choose a sport.
Robinson is both a baseball prospect and a football star, so the USC staff had to not only recruit him to the school, but commit to playing college football for the next three years instead of playing. professional baseball.
— Lincoln Riley. Deuce Robinson will play football at USC regardless of MLB selection.
"It's definitely a long road and we all knew it was coming," Hanson said. “Deuce has been very open and honest with us from the beginning … We just stayed true to who we are and knew we had to put this plan together for him and show him that so far so good. we want to do and how he did it, eventually we get it. All in all, it was a fun process and I'm glad he chose us."
Robinson will get a chance to start this fall at USC. 247Sports.com called Robinson "limited potential" in their report.
"We've improved a lot as a team," Hanson said. "He's a great guy too, that's the main thing."
TWO ROBINSON SPORTS ROADS
According to USC head coach Lincoln Riley, Robinson plans to play football at USC even if he signs with MLB as a high draft pick this summer. Robinson is expected to play baseball for the Trojans in the spring. He will follow a plan similar to the one Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray did when he played for the Oklahoma Rileys.
Before becoming Oklahoma State's starting quarterback in the fall of 2018, Murray signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics with nearly $5 million in guaranteed cash, allowing him to play one more year of football at Oklahoma. Murray, of course, had a fantastic season and chose the NFL over the MLB.
A similar deal could be done this summer with Robinson and an MLB team.
"Two facts are known at this point," Riley said. "First, Deuce is going to play football at the University of Southern California, and second, baseball is in his future … which is very exciting."