Chad Morris’ SMU Mustangs added a vital piece to their 2018 recruiting class today after earning the commitment of Silas Robinson, a 6’5”, 285 pound lineman from Yoakum, Texas. The three-star recruit announced his commitment this afternoon on Twitter.
The son of Yoakum High head coach Bo Robinson, Silas was a crucial cog on both the offensive and defensive lines throughout Yoakum’s state-runner up season in 2016. Robinson most likely projects as an offensive tackle at the collegiate level however, he has shown the flexibility and agility to play on the defensive side of the ball as well.
Robinson is a powerful blocker who also boasts the reach and quickness to take on multiple targets at once. Fundamentally sound, Robinson maintains a flat back and a low center of gravity while firing out of his stance to engage in his blocks. Robinson excels as a run blocker so he may make the move to the interior of the line once he starts his collegiate career. Yoakum’s offense is very run heavy so Robinson will likely need a lot of practice as a pass blocker before he’s ready to see consistent playing time in Chad Morris’s offense.
The three-star prospect held nine scholarship offers at the time of his commitment, including schools as such as Rice, Army, UTSA, and Virginia. Robinson is SMU’s 11th commitment for the class of 2018, solidifying SMU’s position as the top-ranked recruiting class in the AAC.