Notre Dame’s offensive line recruiting took its first blow of the season Saturday when news broke that Trevor Robinson committed to home state Nebraska over Notre Dame and Michigan.
Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman from Elkhorn High School, has given Nebraska coaches his verbal commitment to accept their scholarship offer. Notre Dame and Michigan also were on his final list of choices.
“The big thing is, Nebraska’s close to home,” Robinson said Saturday. “There’s nothing I can do football-wise at those other places that I can’t do at Nebraska.”
Statements like show Notre Dame didn’t do anything wrong to lose Robinson, but rather, he just wanted to stay close to home. Getting kids out of states like Nebraska where there is such is faithful following for the local school is always tough and Robinson is just further evidenced.
Still, this stings a bit since Notre Dame looked in good shape here and Robinson is really a big time talent and could be a five star guy when all is said and done. Nebraska got themselves a heck of an offensive lineman.
The silver lining here is that Robinson got his commitment out of the way early so Notre Dame has plenty of time to pursue other offensive linemen to join Braxston Cave and Mike Golic Jr. in this class.