BYU added some depth to its secondary as Utah State transfer Jakob Robinson announced his commitment to BYU.
Robinson went to Orem High School and signed with Utah State over BYU as part of the 2020 recruiting class. Robinson was rated as a 3-star prospect out of high school.
Robinson played in 4 of 6 Utah State’s 6 games in 2020 and made his first start at free safety against Fresno State. Robinson mainly played cornerback in high school but played both safety and cornerback at Utah State. Under normal circumstances Robinson would have to sit out a year due to transfer rules, but there is a strong chance he plays in 2021 due to either 1) a blanket NCAA transfer waiver starting this year which would allow players to transfer once without sitting or 2) a waiver tied to changes in USU’s coaching staff.
Since 2020 year was a “free” year for athletes, Robinson will still technically be a true freshman eligibility-wise when he comes to BYU.
BYU lost starter Chris Wilcox at cornerback and both starting safeties in Troy Warner and Zayne Anderson, so Robinson has a chance to make an immediate impact.
You can watch Jakob’s high school highlights Utah State put together below.