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Alabama offers in-state junior prospect Maurice Robinson at junior day

Alabama had a few dozen top underclassmen prospects on campus Saturday for its first junior day of the year and the only in-stater to learn of a new scholarship offer from the program was Murphy athlete Maurice Robinson.

Already a three-star prospect on Scout, Mobile (Ala.) Murphy class of 2018 prospect Maurice Robinson has also become a legitimate SEC prospect over the last week or so. Florida was the first conference program to offer, last year, before both LSU and Alabama did the same of late. 

The quarterback, who most colleges covet as an athlete at this juncture, added the Crimson Tide extension while on campus for an unofficial visit on Saturday. 

"It was a big week for me, I'm very happy and excited." Robinson said. "I talked to coach [Nick] Saban, himself, at the junior day. He said that my athletic ability is very good and it's easy for me to transition to another position."

Like most in the mix for the 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect, UA likes the junior as a versatile prospect who can play perhaps wide receiver or defensive back sometime down the road. He has accounted for considerable scores as both a passer and a runner over multiple seasons at Murphy and he has been clocked near the 4.4 second threshold in the 40-yard dash.

Often times, early powerhouse offers can accelerate a college football recruitment, but don't expect the same for Robinson, who also has Memphis and Troy on his growing list of scholarship options.

"Not at all," Robinson said of a potential early decision. "My commitment will be sometime next season."

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