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DT Robinson commits to Horns

Updated: February 16, 2012, 2:56 PM ET
By Max Olson | HornsNation

Texas picked up commit No. 3 on Thursday morning, and it wasn't one most were expecting.

Lineman A'Shawn Robinson (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) confirmed in a text message to HornsNation he has committed to Texas.

"He committed this morning and called coach Mack Brown," Robinson's mother, Abigail, told HornsNation. "We talked about it last night. I didn't know if he was going to do it today."

The 6-foot-4, 310-pound junior can play offensive or defensive line, though he told HornsNation earlier this month he'd prefer defense. Robinson picked Texas over Alabama, LSU, TCU, Baylor and several other offers.

Robinson attended Texas' first junior day on Sunday and had planned to visit other schools later this month. Instead, he came home, talked things out this week with his mother and reached an early decision.

"We took time and thought about it and talked it over," Abigail Robinson said. "He had visited other schools, and he wanted to compare them and see what was the place for him. I'm excited he picked Texas, so he can just focus on what he's got to do in high school."

Robinson is joined in Texas' 2013 class by Celina lineman Jake Raulerson and new commit Jake Oliver, the Dallas Jesuit wide receiver who committed on Wednesday morning.

Max Olson covers University of Texas sports and recruiting for HornsNation.
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