The Michigan State Spartans aren’t done adding recruits in the 2020 cycle. Three-star defensive lineman Jasiyah Robinson has verbally committed to MSU.
Robinson was offered late by the Spartans on Jan. 17, but it didn’t take him long to commit after that. Head coach Mark Dantonio and the MSU recruiting staff have been courting Robinson for two years, but he struggled with his grades. Once Robinson was able to get his grades up, Dantonio and company extended the offer.
The 6-foot-3, 222-pound, defensive lineman out of Groveport Madison High School in Ohio is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports. The website also ranks him as the No. 98 strong-side defensive end in the country, and No. 64 player in the state of Ohio.
Robinson’s offer list wasn’t extensive due to the aforementioned academic issues, but now that those problems are behind him, it wouldn’t be surprising to start seeing those trickle in, even after his commitment. Ball State is the only other Division 1 school to offer Robinson a scholarship, but other schools have shown interest.
With a versatile skillset, Robinson can play multiple positions on defense. We may see him at defensive end, defensive tackle or even outside linebacker at the next level, depending on where Dantiono and defensive coordinator Mike Tressel want to use him.
As a senior in 2019, Robinson was named to the Division 1 All-Ohio first team on defense by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. He also earned third-team All-Ohio honors as a junior in 2018.
Robinson is expected to take his official visit to East Lansing this weekend, and it was widely believed he would commit to the program then, but he chose to do so prior to the visit.
The 2020 Michigan State recruiting class now sits at 22 players total, 19 of whom already signed. The next signing period begins on Feb. 5, where Robinson and three-star running back Jordon Simmons are expected to sign their letters of intent. MSU also added a transfer long snapper from Illinois, Nolan Rossback, who will also likely sign on Feb. 5, but more than likely will need to sit out the 2020 season due to transfer rules.
Check out Robinson’s senior highlights below: