Top DT Robinson commits to Alabama
A'Shawn Robinson
A'Shawn Robinson

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Top DT and No. 5 overall prospect A'Shawn Robinson committed to Alabama on Wednesday.

A'Shawn Robinson gave Alabama two top-five commits on Signing Day.

The nation's top defensive tackle and No. 5 overall player gave his pledge to the Crimson Tide on Wednesday, picking Alabama after de-committing from Texas earlier in the week.

A star at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas, Robinson was a major part of the Longhorns' recruiting puzzle before opting to flip to the Crimson Tide.

In recent weeks, Robinson had maintained that he was solid to Texas but spent most of January taking visits.


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"Intensity and competitiveness (are the biggest strengths he brings to the field)," National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers said. "He needs to bring it more often to be the type of success that equates to an All-American, but he has that type of talent in there."

Robinson is one of the biggest pieces of a good couple of days for Alabama recruiting. No. 2 overall prospect Reuben Foster, a five-star linebacker, committed on Monday.

Two other four-star players, defensive tackle Dee Liner and running back Alvin Kamara, committed to Alabama on National Signing Day.

The Crimson Tide's recruiting class is shaping up to be one of the top three or four in the country for 2013.

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