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SMU Signing Day Profile: Delano Robinson

PonyStampede's breakdown of Denton Ryan linebacker/safety and SMU signee Delano Robinson.

Video Breakdown Star Delano Robinson


SENIOR YEAR STATS: 90 tackles, five interceptions.

COMMITTED TO SMU OVER: Air Force, Bucknell, Stephen F. Austin, UTSA.

SIDE NOTE: Loves volunteering and working with kids.

AUDIBLE: “SMU is one of the best schools around. I chose SMU because the education I can get there will help me be successful. The coaching staff very welcoming and I believe coach Chad Morris is turning the program around.”

How Robinson fits

A hard hitting safety-linebacker hybrid out of Denton Ryan, Robinson will play Star for SMU behind Jordon Williams, Myles Duke and Kyran Mitchell. He seems like another potential redshirt.

What Robinson brings

He is a ball hawking, hard hitting, playmaker—exactly what SMU wants for a Star. He has good size and will likely add a little more muscle, but what makes him stand out is his speed and instincts. He has a great feel for a plays’ development, can cover a lot of ground, and is like a wrecking ball when he gets there.    

Expectations for freshman year

He can be a playmaker for SMU, but it would seem that a redshirt is headed his way. His first season, either way, will be more about watching and learning as he moves to a new position.  

Career expectations for Robinson

Robinson has big play ability and a nose for the football. With enough physical development, and a firm grasp of the defense, he could slide into a significant role in a year or two. The reality is that there are enough competent players at the position ahead of him that there is no immediate need to rush him onto the field until he is ready. The most important thing for him is to make the most out of his freshman season, whether he is playing or redshirting. When he does make it to the field, he can make a lot of good things happen for the Mustangs.  

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