Commit No. 5 for Nebraska

Nebraska recruiting started out slowly, but is now turning out to be hard to keep up with when Nebraska reeled in the third commitment this month. This commitment, like Thaddeus Randle, hails from Texas and brings with him an attitude on the playing field just like Randle. Dontrayevous Robinson from Euless (Texas) Trinity is the latest Husker and the fifth commitment to the class of 2009.

Nebraska is on a tear lately, picking up two commitments in the past three days and three commitments since the first of the month. the Huskers secured a commitment from a North Texas running back last night.

The latest Husker commitment is Dontrayevous "Tray" Robinson from Euless (Texas) Trinity. A 6-foot-1 and 200-pound running back, Robinson said that he has been a Husker for almost 24 hours now.

"I actually committed last night," Robinson said. "It was close to the summer for me and I told my mom that I wanted to commit before school was out."

Robinson had some other options to choose from, but instead chose Nebraska. "I had other offers from Utah, Tulsa, New Mexico and TCU."

Robinson is a big back that when you watch his film does what good big backs are supposed to do and run hard. However, you can't paint Robinson with just the broad brush of the big back label.

"I run directly at people. I can go out there and get the first down on short yardage situations, but I can do more than just short yardage.

"If you see my film, you will see that I can catch the ball. I don't just catch the ball out of the backfield either. I can split out, catch the ball and then run after the catch."

People get a little nervous about commitments that commit to schools sight unseen. Robinson has done his research on the Huskers and was blown away by what he found out.

"It was just everything about Nebraska. It was their academics. It was their facilities. It was about the fact that they have produced 21 running backs that have gone onto the NFL."

Robinson seems dead set on staying a solid commitment to Nebraska. He said that it hasn't been possible to get up to Nebraska yet this year, but plans to get up there in June.

As a sophomore, Robinson was actually listed as a DB by Trinity, but had 80 rushing attempts for 448 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and had 12 scores. He added five receptions for 69 yards for 13.8 yards average per reception.

Robinson's junior year saw him increase his rushing totals to 137 attempts for 885 yards for 6.5 yards per carry average and had 17 touchdowns. Robinson added 16 receptions for 226 yards, averaging 14.1 yards per catch, with one score.

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