On Monday, the Austin American-Statesman reported that running back coach Tommie Robinson was leaving the program to return to his old job at USC. Robinson coached the Trojan running backs as recently as 2013, and with the coaching changes at Southern Cal, he was welcomed back by the new staff.
So how does that impact the Longhorns’ recruiting efforts for 2016? Robinson helped land Reggie Hemphill-Mapps of Manvel for Texas for the current class. Robinson also, according to 247sports, was the point man for the recruitment of Chris Warren, Ryan Newsome and D’Onta Forman.
Robinson’s void could hurt Texas’ chances at landing a handful of targets that he was reportedly recruiting. These recruits included several Statesman Fab 55 members in Beaumont Central’s Devwah Whaley, Katy’s Kyle Porter and Southlake Carroll’s Lil’Jordan Humphrey.
Robinson’s decision already impacted one high-profile recruit, Port Arthur Memorial’s Kameron Martin, who called out Robinson before deleting his tweet. Martin is headed to Baylor.
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