Highland Park outside linebacker Prince Dorbah signs his letter of intent with the University of Texas during a ceremony at his school. The two-time state champion is uniquely gifted at rushing off the edge. [Courtesy of Danielle Ellis]

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The West, including four Texas signees, beat The East in All-American Bowl

Posted January 4th, 2020

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SAN ANTONIO — Four future Longhorns earned a victory in their final prep game when the West beat the East, 33-20, at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Saturday afternoon. Bijan Robinson, Prince Dorbah and Andrej Karic played for the West squad, while safety Xavion Alford missed the game due to a knee injury. All four signed national letters of intent to Texas during the early signing period in December.

Salpointe Catholic five-star running back Bijan Robinson pledged to Texas on Aug. 2. (Mike Craven)

It was a muted performance from the three active Texas signees. Dorbah, a four-star outside linebacker from Highland Park, recorded a sack in the fourth quarter. The 6-2, 210-pound defender made his name as a pass rushing defensive end during a storied three-year prep career that included more than 40 sacks and two state championships.

“Playing in a game like this with so much history is truly a blessing. It was an amazing week,” Dorbah said. “My focus is on finishing high school and getting ready for my freshman season at Texas. I want to help the team as soon as possible.”  

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Robinson was the top-rated prospect in Texas’ 2020 class and the only five-star to sign with the Longhorns in December. The Arizona native was given a handful of touches in the contest. Texas expects Robinson to contribute as a true freshman. The 6-0, 200-pound player was Arizona’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior. His 7,036 rushing yards are the most in Arizona state history. 

“I received a ton of love from Longhorn fans during my week in San Antonio. I know I made the right choice,” Robinson said. “I put high expectations on myself, so I’m happy that people think I can come in and make an impact. It’s my job to be ready for whatever role the team needs.” 

Five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo chose Georgia over the Longhorns and a number of other offers during the fourth quarter of the game. Texas made a push for the talented cornerback throughout the cycle. Fellow target, four-star defensive end Alfred Collins, also played in the game. The Bastrop Cedar Creek product was one of just six uncommitted players in the All-American Bowl. Texas is among the leaders. 

“I wanted to take my time with the process and know that I did my research and enjoyed this process because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Collins said. “Playing with the best players in the country was an honor. I learned a lot.” 

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