National Signing Day: Oregon Hangs On To Tyree and Tyrell Robinson

By David LaRose
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After showing a late interest in possibly signing with Washington and Ohio State, the Robinson twins have decided to stick with their initial commitment and they officially signed with Oregon.

Tyree and Tyrell Robinson made it official and signed with the Ducks this morning and it says a lot about the job that Mark Helfrich has done to keep Oregon’s class together after the departure of Chip Kelly. The twins were wavering just a bit with interest from other schools but in the end, they decided to stick with Helfrich and the Ducks. In fact, one of the reasons that they chose to stick with Oregon was the possibility of also playing basketball, something they will likely get a chance to do.

Both players are projected to play on the defensive side of the ball and they will add to the speed that it already in Eugene. Tyrell is the higher rated recruit of the two (consensus four-star) and he is projected to play outside linebacker but has the athletic ability to play multiple positions. Tyree a three/four star recruit will translate to defensive back at the next level, most likely landing a spot at safety.

After Kelly left for the NFL, the two recruits that were questionable to stick with their commitment were the Robinson twins; but now that they have officially signed, Helfrich can breathe a sigh of relief. The biggest win out of this situation was for defensive coordinator Nick Alloti and his defensive schemes. Their speed and play awareness will fit in well on Oregon’s defense and especially in the pass-happy Pac 12.

Oregon has kept the majority of their class intact after their head coach left, with only one recruit leaving, but Helfrich hit the recruiting trail hard to keep the recruits committed. There will not likely be much drop off with Helfrich taking over for Kelly, and with players like the Robinson twins signing with them, it’s hard not to see the Ducks remaining as a contender in the Pac 12.

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