2018 safety Lance Robinson (Gabe Brooks / SCOUT)

Kansas State Picks Up a Commitment from Versatile 3-Star Safety Lance Robinson

Lance Robinson, a three-star safety from New Orleans, breaks down his Saturday commitment to Kansas State.

New Orleans De La Salle 2018 three-star safety Lance Robinson pulled the trigger Saturday during his visit to Kansas State and committed to the Wildcats.

Scout ranks Robinson as the No. 6 safety in the state of Louisiana, which is loaded at the position in the 2018 cycle.

"It just felt right. My mom thinks I will be well cared for," Robinson said shortly after committing to the 'Cats. "They offered me as an athlete on defense, so where I shine the most and fit best at is where I will play."

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The visit was the second to Kansas State for Robinson, who also made it up to Manhattan, Kan., earlier in the spring.

Robinson said he will have a chance to play early, whether at cornerback, nickel, or safety.

"Top-notch facilities. The staff has NFL experience, it's a winning program, and I can come play early," Robinson said. "Nothing more I can ask."

Defensive coordinator/secondary coach Tom Hayes, defensive ends coach Blake Seiler, and director of recruiting Taylor Braet have been Robinson's primary recruiters with whom the versatile prospect has built strong relationships.

Robinson picked K-State over other Power Five conference offers from Arizona, Kansas, South Carolina, and Washington State. He also has FBS offers from Arkansas State, Ball State, Colorado State, FAU, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, SMU, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy, Tulane, Tulsa, ULL, and ULM.

Robinson is K-State's third commitment for the 2018 class and the second three-star safety pledge within the past two weeks, joining Owasso (Okla.) prospect Wayne Jones III. The 'Cats also have a three-star defensive tackle pledge in Cimarron (Kan.) prospect Jaylen Pickle.

Evaluation notes:

Lance Robinson is an FBS-caliber safety prospect among the top players at his position in the state of Louisiana's 2018 class. What Robinson lacks in ideal size relative to the position, he compensates with his coverage awareness and hitting ability. Robinson plays with good ball skills at the back end of the defense. He will crash downhill against the run as well. Robinson's natural football ability should garner attention from numerous programs, including some in Power Five conferences. - Gabe Brooks


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