Oklahoma was expecting a big run in recruiting this week, specifically in the recruitment of a few wide receivers. The last few days have lived up to those lofty expectations, as Kundarrius Taylor, Treveon Johnson and now Jaylon Robinson have all pulled the trigger and committed to Oklahoma after being considered Sooner leans for a long time. Both Johnson and Robinson were previously committed to Texas Tech, with the latter decommitting just over two weeks ago, mainly because of the interest he was receiving from Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma.
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THE ROBINSON FILE
Robinson is the 14th commitment in Oklahoma’s 2018 class, and the third receiver, along with the aforementioned Taylor and Johnson. He’s the only one of the three that I consider a true slot receiver, while Johnson is a natural possession receiver and Taylor is more of a vertical threat, which means that his fit in the class makes a lot of sense, especially when you look at how much talent he has out of that slot position.
Robinson picked Oklahoma over Baylor, Georgia, Illinois, Texas Tech and Washington State. When he decommitted from Texas Tech, his affinity for the Sooners was no secret, and for him to pull the trigger on his commitment just two weeks later it not a surprise. He loves Norman, Lincoln Riley, receivers coach Cale Gundy and pretty much everything about Oklahoma’s program, and this is a home run for both the player and the program. He should fit like a glove in Oklahoma’s system.
“On the field, Robinson is a very talented player, especially with the ball in his hands. He runs a 4.5 40 time at 5-foot-10, and has pretty much everything you’d want a prototypical slot receiver to have. He’s electric with the ball in his hands, and a fantastic returner, though he needs some work on fundamental receiver skills. His route running and hands will need developed, and he’ll mostly start his career wherever he ends up on special teams. However, once he develops his route running and hands, he should make for a fantastic slot wide receiver. His ceiling comparison is Jarvis Landry.”