Jabril Robinson at home at WVU

Jabril Robinson at home at WVU

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Jabril Robinson at home at WVU

Sep 1, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers defensive lineman Jabril Robinson (12) lines up during the second half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Similar to Kenny Bigelow, graduate transfer Jabril Robinson has made an immediate impact to the West Virginia defense.

Against Youngstown State on Saturday the senior had three stops, including two solo tackles. Also, he took down Penguins’ quarterback Montgomery VanGorder for a six-yard loss.

It’s easy to see that Robinson is acclimating to the Mountaineers’ 3-3-5 defense nicely.

“I’m kind of settled in,” he said. “I got my feet kicked up a little bit but not just sitting back saying everything is gravy. I’m still on my P’s and Q’s. You got to but I’m taking everything in at West Virginia, this offer has been amazing. I continue to learn as well.”

For the 6-foot-2, 273-pound defensive tackle, it was a no-brainer to choose WVU as his new home.

“First coming here on my official (visit), I got to see the majority of how they did things, the little things,” Robinson said. “How they showed their character. I saw a lot of hard work. (Strength) coach (Darl) Bauer said, ‘It’s blue-collar football. You are going to work for everything.’ I definitely see that and I love it.”

David Long (11) and Jabril Robinson (12) get ready on defense in WVU’s 40-14 win over Tennessee on September 1, 2018.
(Photo Credit: Ashley O’Brien, BGS)

While leaving Clemson wasn’t an easy decision, it was the choice that was best for the Leland, N.C. native.

“I wouldn’t say it was hard,” he said. “We go through problems every day but was it a big point for me to take that next step of my career? Yes. It was definitely questionable within myself if this was the right thing for me to do. I can honestly say from this day it has been one of the greatest decisions I’ve made.”

But the outcome for Robinson to become a Mountaineer has proved to be a good one so far.

Cover Photo Credit: Ashley O’Brien, BGS


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