Over the weekend, the smallest class in the Big 12 got a little bit bigger, when Louisiana safety Lance Robinson committed to the Wildcats. The Louisiana to Big 12 trend has been strong this year, and we’re seeing that once again with Kansas State. In the next few years, I expect this shift to continue, as the Big 12 adapts to the always evolving recruiting world. As less and less talent comes out of places like Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma, the Big 12 needs to find talent somewhere, and Louisiana makes a lot of sense.
— Lance RobinsonJr.⛓ (@LanceR7_) June 11, 2017
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Robinson is the third commitment in Kansas State’s 2018 class, along with Wayne Jones and Jaylen Pickle. Jones is also a safety, and a K-State fans should expect to see these two patrolling the backfield in a few seasons. With this commitment, K-State is still last in the Big 12, according to our class rankings, but they’re gaining on WVU and Texas Tech, who secured a commitment yesterday.
Robinson picked Kansas State over a number of offers, from Arizona, Kansas, South Carolina and Washington State, as well as a bunch of G5 and FCS schools. Kansas was the main competition for Robinson, but his visit to Manhattan ultimately sold him on the system and culture Bill Snyder has built. Even though Snyder likely won’t coach Robinson for his whole career, he’s confident in the infrastructure in place, and believes that whoever the next coach is will continue to do things how the Wizard does.
On the field, Robinson is a playmaker, plain and simple. He’s not the biggest safety, but he’s a pure athlete, and flies all over the field to make plays. He’s very fast for a safety, and prolific in zone coverage. His aggressiveness allows him to make plays against the run despite his lack of size, and overall, he’s a just a very solid player. His technique in all forms needs some help, but he’s got a great work ethic, and seems like the exact kind of kid Kansas State wants to have in their program. His ceiling comparison is Reshad Jones.