Robinson commits to Razorbacks

Marcus Robinson committed to Arkansas on Saturday to give the Razorbacks their 13th commitment.

Arkansas picked up its 13th commitment on Saturday.

Memphis East linebacker Marcus Robinson was in town while the Razorbacks scrimmaged Saturday and officially made his pledge to Arkansas that afternoon.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker had been to Fayetteville for Arkansas' elite football camp on July 21, but visited the University of Arkansas again on Saturday before making his decision. One thing that the linebacker particularly like about Arkansas was its facilities.

"The facilities look great," Robinson said. "I saw the freshman dorms, I saw the weight room and the new facilities they're building, we'll be the first class to be able to use them."

Robinson had narrowed his list to Arkansas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, despite also having offers from USC, Clemson, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt. Throughout the recruiting process, Tim Horton recruited the Memphis prospect, continuing to try to make Memphis a pipeline city after signing three players from the area last season.

"He just gave me a big 'ol smile and a big hug," said Robinson of Horton's reaction to his decision.

The thirteenth Arkansas commitment also said he enjoyed meeting Arkansas coach John L. Smith at the scrimmage, Saturday.

"When I met him today, he seemed like a really cool guy," Robinson said. "He seems like he takes care of his players. He said, ‘I'm happy now.' It's less burden on him because he didn't want me playing for any other team."

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