New in-state offer: 2019 DE Darius Robinson

Submitted by Magnus on November 20th, 2018 at 7:53 PM

Michigan offered Canton (MI) Canton 2019 defensive Darius Robinson today. He's a 3-star, the #48 strongside end, and #662 overall.

Let the speculation begin about why Michigan is offering another defensive lineman in this class.

Here's a link to his highlights (LINK).


Couzen Rick's

November 20th, 2018 at 8:06 PM ^

Look at it from the coaches' perspective. He's a hard Purdue commit, has been for a while, and we need a few dominoes to fall a certain way in terms of coaching hires (a few weeks away) to see if we have a shot at flipping. Need to cover bases. 

Karlaftis is obviously a take tho, and congrats to Mr Robinson on the offer. 

Edit: looks like Robinson was offered as a TE. 

Mr Miggle

November 20th, 2018 at 8:27 PM ^

Looking at it that way, I could see making this offer. I wouldn't make it immediately commitable though. I'd guess it's contingent on his making a visit. Brohm's future will be known very soon, most likely next week. That's the only coaching move that's really relevant. Karlaftis could wait around for Purdue to hire a new coach, but I haven't seen anyone, including him, suggest that was likely. 

Robinson looks like a decent backup plan. Although his CBs are to Syracuse, MSU sounds like a possibility too. I wonder if he can play TE?

Diagonal Blue

November 21st, 2018 at 11:43 AM ^

I don't remember that. McKeon had the highest Nike Sparq score in the country at TE and was from a state that's not heavily scouted. Metellus was a 4* on ESPN, Mason was a fullback recruit again from a state not heavily scouted, and Gil was a former Miami commit - and he hasn't exactly been lighting the world on fire this year. 

Jack Be Nimble

November 20th, 2018 at 9:46 PM ^

TE offer. That's interesting. They've been after Isaiah Foskey for a while, but he seems headed elsewhere. Not surprising they would expand the board. If Gentry leaves, they will only have 4 scholarship guys on the roster. Considering the way this offense uses TE's, makes sense that they want to take 2 this year.


November 21st, 2018 at 2:02 AM ^

I honestly see a ton on the defensive side. Players like Woods, JKP, St Juste, a couple dlineman like vilian, and then the 5th years as well that will transfer as graduates. I really don't see anyone on offense wanting to transfer besides a running back maybe. JKP seems like a really obvious transfer at this point. He seems to have fallen in the depth chart BIG time after playing a lot his freshman year. I'm just guessing but I have the same gut feeling like you and we see a lot of transfer this offseason. 


November 21st, 2018 at 7:59 AM ^

The class and roster is loaded. This staff has the luxury of picking up "projects" that they believe have very high ceilings. This young man is lacking technique at this time...he is not lacking size and place to go but up for him. Additionally, my guess is that they like this kid's character-a lot. I believe a roster this size needs a smattering of these "projects" to push those 4 and 5 star kids-who may harbor a bit of entitlement. 


November 21st, 2018 at 10:04 AM ^

This is an underrated point of view. It seems like there are three high performing roster compositions.

A Saban-like machine where five stars come and push other older five star guys.

A Meyer-like culture of five stars coming in preordained for a sit 1, play 2, college career

A Harbaugh culture where guys like Tru Wilson come in and work their asses off to either (1) get some play time, or (2) push the more heralded guys to improve

Meyer's culture seems to have a very definite shelf life before the rot gets too deep to manage effectively. Saban's culture requires constant success at the highest level. It seems like Harbaugh is running the roster in the best possible way given the realities of Michigan's place in CFB.