Oregon Ducks defensive back Tyree Robinson, a freshman from Lincoln High School (San Diego, California), enters his first season in the Oregon program. Tyree and his twin brother Tyrell Robinson could make for one of the best sibling pairs in Ducks history.
Before joining the Ducks, as a senior in high school Robinson recorded 17 catches for 319 yards (18.8 YPC) and 10 touchdowns offensively while recording 60 tackles (40 unassisted, 20 assisted), four interceptions and 10 pass deflections on defense. Robinson’s strong season earned him a spot in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, but a foot injury forced him to miss it.
Robinson, along with his immense talent on the gridiron, is also incredibly good at basketball. As a junior he averaged 21.3 PPG and 5.8 RPG while being named to the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Grid-Hoop Team.
Robinson was a consensus four-star recruit, earning top remarks from Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. Robinson was projected as a wide receiver, safety and typically just gets listed as an athlete. The aforementioned recruiting services, particularly ESPN, credit Robinson for his good hands, speed and ability to catch in traffic.
Robinson held scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington amongst other major FBS programs before signing with the Ducks.
Going into the 2013 season, Robinson will sit out the season while redshirting. However, his brother will forgo a redshirt.
This isn’t a knock on Tyree, but rather the necessity at the positions they respectively play. Oregon is loaded with sensational defensive backs, where as at linebacker there’s a bigger need for bodies right now. Both brothers will be big impact guys down the road, especially once they become upperclassmen in three-to-four years and are called on to start.