Texas went into the 2020 recruiting cycle needing to land an elite running back after whiffing at the position in 2019, though Jordan Whittington, who moved to running back in the spring after signing in the 2019 class, eased that loss. The 2020 cycle was ripe for the Longhorns with five-star running backs Zachary Evans and Jase McClellan playing in-state. McClellan chose Oklahoma early. Evans left Texas off his finalists list. Tom Herman widened his net to land Bijan Robinson, a five-star from Salpointe Catholic in Arizona.
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Robinson announced on Instagram.
Robinson is the No. 3-ranked running back in the 2020 class. He pledged to Texas on Friday afternoon. The 6-0, 200-pound prospect held 21 offers and picked the Longhorns over programs like Ohio State and UCLA. Robinson is entering his third year as a full-time starter on his team’s varsity squad. He’s rushed for more than 2,000 yards in each of the past two seasons. Robinson has also caught 30 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver out of the backfield, which is the versatility Texas craves at the position.
Robinson is unlikely to be the last running back to choose Texas in the 2020 cycle. The Longhorns also like third-down back Ty Jordan, a 5-7 three-star from West Mequite. Robinson is also not the only Arizona product considering Texas.
Texas' 2020 recruiting classA list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
|Hudson Card||QB||Lake Travis||4||May 25 (2018)|
|Logan Parr||OG||San Antonio O'Connor||4||Oct. 28 (2018)|
|Jake Majors||OG||Prosper||4||Jan. 24|
|Jaylen Garth||OT||Port Neches-Groves||4||Feb. 17|
|Jaden Hullaby||ATH||Bishop Dunne||3||March 30|
|Ja'Quinden Jackson||QB/ATH||Duncanville||4||June 3|
|Kitan Crawford||CB||John Tyler||4||June 21|
|Prince Dorbah||OLB||Highland Park||4||July 9|
|Vernon Broughton||DT||Cy Ridge||4||July 17|
|Van Fillinger||DE||Canyon Court (Utah)||3||July 18|
|Andrej Karic||OT||Southlake Carroll||3||July 24|
|Bijan Robinson||RB||Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.)||5||Aug. 2|
|Ethan Pouncey||CB||Winter Park (Fla.)||4||Aug. 6|
|Jerrin Thompson||S||Lufkin||4||Aug. 11|
|Princely Umanmielen||DE||Manor||4||Aug. 12|
|Xavion Alford||S||Alvin Shadow Creek||4||Aug. 16|
|Quentin Johnston||WR||Temple||4||Aug. 17|
|Joshua Eaton||CB||Aldine Macarthur||4||Aug. 23|
|Ty Jordan||RB||West Mesquite||3||Sept. 15|
|Troy Omeire||WR||Fort Bend Austin||4||Sept. 20|
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