It would appear Oklahoma State is looking to go through a familiar pipeline to bolster its defensive end corps for next season with the upcoming 2017 recruiting class.
This past weekend as Oklahoma State coaches were on the road evaluating it came to light that they are looking at at least two defensive ends in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference in NEO A&M J.C. freshman Alton Robinson and Cisco Community College freshman Michael Clemons.
We've seen Robinson before and saw him again last night as following sitting out the first three series he was in on a number of plays in a 42-31 loss to Coffeyville C.C. The 6-3, 250-pound Robinson has 48 total tackles so far this season and 20 of those are unassisted. He also has 8.0 sacks and another 2.5 tackles for loss with a forced fumble too. Robinson is cat quick and gets off blocks in a hurry. He also uses his hands well.
Originally, a signee of Texas A&M out of Converse Judson in Texas, Robinson was arrested in February of 2016 on a second degree felony robbery charge after he ripped the purse away from an ex-girlfriend in a incident involving something on a cell phone in the purse. The case was heard this summer and Robinson, otherwise a good student and an individual with no previous trouble, was sentenced to community service and education-related activity with fulfillment of those reducing the crime to a misdemeanor.
According to the coaching staff at NEO A&M, Robinson has been a model student-athlete. It was some of those court requirements that he was home in Texas taking care of that caused him to miss practice this week and have to sit the first three series of Saturday's game.
Clemons is 6-5, 241 pounds and out of Sachse High School in Texas. Through six games at Cisco this season he has 30 tackles with 16 unassisted. He also has 2.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. Cisco lost to Arkansas Baptist 12-6 on Saturday.