Although it was a tough loss against No. 16 Oklahoma at home for Texas Tech on Saturday night, Tech fans still have something to celebrate as the record-setting performance helped convince visiting wide receiver Jaylon Robinson to commit to Texas Tech.
Robinson, who at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds runs a 4.43-second 40-yard dash, projects at inside H-receiver for Texas Tech and is the third in a stacked 2018 class. He discussed the atmosphere at the game.
"Incredible, I've been to a few college games but by far Tech has one of the best fan bases I've ever been around. It was loud, everyone knew the chants, the tradition of throwing the tortillas on the field was different, and the atmosphere was great."
Robinson talked more about the environment at Tech.
"Everybody was very welcoming. I love the coaching staff, I just talk to them personally as if they're family. The team went for over 800 passing yards, who wouldn't want to join?"
The junior received the offer from Texas Tech, his first, shortly before taking an unofficial visit to Texas Tech back in July with Tech commits John Davis and Cameron Jones out of Euless Trinity.
The Metroplex prospect is being recruited by wide receivers coach Emmett Jones, and discussed his relationship with the coach.
"He preaches to me how he needs more speed and shifty players and that I'm the perfect fit for the offense. We talk about everything, not just football, and he's a big reason for my commitment. Every time I call, he answers, and I really appreciate how much effort and support he gives me to come and join the family at Texas Tech."
Robinson is a bit of an everyman at Fort Worth Paschal, whose spread offense is similar to Texas Tech's. He spoke about his role on the Panthers.
"They get the ball in my hands and move me around a lot on offense. I've played outside, slot, quarterback in the last game, and even running back."
The commits in the 2018 class are working to bring more talent to Texas Tech, and Robinson says fellow commit Cameron Jones was in his ear "every day" to commit.
"He's one that's big on trying to get everyone to join the family."
With almost a year and a half until National Signing Day 2018, there is plenty of time before the receiver makes it official by signing a letter of intent. Are there any other visits on the docket for him this fall?
"Not that I know of at this point."
Robinson does not hold any other offers, but reports interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, and Boston College, among others.