Three-star Riverview safety T.J. Robinson flipped his verbal commitment from USF to Minnesota on Sunday.
The Hillsborough County native originally committed to the Bulls on March 5.
I would like to thank Coach King and Coach Adams for offering me and giving me a chance to play football at the next level but without further ado I would like to say I’m decommitting from the University of South Florida.— Tj Robinson (@Tj_Robinson_) June 10, 2018
Committed to the University Of Minnesota 〽️〽️!! @RVSharkFootball @Coach_Addae @RTBGophers pic.twitter.com/5ETfLf8pcJ— Tj Robinson (@Tj_Robinson_) June 10, 2018
Following his alliance with USF back in March, Robinson started to receive a swarm of offers from the likes of Louisville, Cincinnati, C., Iowa State, and ultimately Minnesota.
He joins Kamari Morales, La’Darius Henry, Kyler Laing, and Andrew Plummer on the list of #GreenBreed19 decommits, leaving Demaurez Bellamy and Matt Lee as the only current verbal commits.
#GreenBreed19 has been a pretty weird class for USF so far.
As volatile as recruiting can be, it’s suboptimal to have already lost five verbal commits, even if they were for better offers.
Now on one hand, Charlie Strong and staff could be opting to be more selective this time around considering the massive haul they pulled in with this past class. So the decommits probably don’t phase them as long as they lock down who they feel are the right guys later on.
On the other hand, I can’t help but get early “mail it in because we know that we’re outta here after this year” vibes from the staff this cycle. Similar to how Willie Taggart’s final class at USF kind of tapered off before he bolted for Oregon in December.
But, it’s recruiting. It’s volatile. It’s still early. At this point last year, Strong only had Chris Carter Jr. and Brad Cecil on board before eventually landing well over a dozen verbals within the next six weeks.
Once we get through camp season, we should get a better understanding of how this class will play out and whether or not we should smash the panic button.