Jaylon Robinson has been committed to Texas Tech since October. Since then, he has picked up five offers, including one from SMU in February. The Fort Worth (Texas) Paschal receiver says it’s one he will consider.
“SMU was one of my favorites at the beginning,” Robinson said. “It’s a later offer, but I’m excited about it. It’s something I’ll look into. It will be one of my top schools in my recruitment.”
Robinson has been to SMU a few times and had been talking with the coaching staff prior to committing to Texas Tech. The obvious standout to him when visiting SMU was the coaching staff.
“I really like to get along with the coaches. It’s big in my recruitment,” Robinson said. “I like coach (Keith) Gunn and coach (Justin) Stepp. I can talk to coach Stepp as a father figure.”
SMU, though, is not the only coaching staff Robinson knows well. Relationships with the Texas Tech staff, especially outside receivers coach Emmett Jones, are big reason why Robinson is committed to the Red Raiders.
“The relationship with Coach Jones, I can’t even explain it,” Robinson said.
Now that Signing Day has passed, 2018 players have college coaches’ full attention. Colorado State, North Texas and UTSA have joined SMU in offering the two-star receiver since Signing Day. He’s also visited Oklahoma and Baylor for junior days, as well as a late February visit to Texas Tech. Though still committed to Texas Tech, he’s not shutting down his recruitment.
“I’m open to any decision. I would like to have a backup plan in case Tech does not work out," Robinson said. "I want to give every coach an opportunity to recruit me.”
Robinson said he plans to see Houston, UTSA and SMU later this spring. He is scheduled to be at Texas Tech’s junior day Saturday.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Robinson is a slot receiver with speed, quick feet and agility to shake defenders laterally.
SMU has one receiver committed in its 2018 class: Mike Woods of Magnolia (Texas). SMU sees him at Courtland Sutton’s 9-man outside receiver spot.