Former Heupel Receiver Jaylon Robinson Sets Commitment Date

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    Transfer portal wide receiver Jaylon Robinson has officially set a commitment date.

    According to a Twitter post on Tuesday night, the former UCF Knights wideout will officially announce his next destination Sunday, May 15 instead of May 18 as originally announced.

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    According to a report from 247 Sports’ Rusty Mansell last weekend, it is believed that Robinson is down to two schools: Josh Heupel’s Tennessee Volunteers and Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss Rebels. Knowing the talent that Robinson possesses and the offenses that both Heupel and Kiffin like to run, it’s fairly expected that Robinson will be an impact performer wherever he chooses to go.

    Robinson, a former three-star recruit in the class of 2018, really made his name on the football field by breaking out during the 2020 season. While paired up with now-Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel at Central Florida, Robinson established himself as a dynamic and skilled wide receiver.

    During that 2020 season, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound receiver finished the year with 979 yards and six touchdowns on 55 receptions.

    Prior to him joining the UCF program with Heupel, Robinson was on the Oklahoma roster for one year in 2018. The Fort Worth, Texas native decided to eventually transfer to UCF following that year but would have to sit out his first year (2019) at UCF due to transfer eligibility rules. Despite not being able to play that season, though, Robinson was still a valuable piece for the Knight’s scout team.

    After Heupel exited UCF for the Tennessee job in 2019, Robinson struggled to get his production back to where it was in 2020, but not entirely by his fault. Robinson only played three games in 2021 before suffering a knee injury that forced him to miss six games. The star Knights receiver did return to the field for the final three games of the season but with limited production and involvement.

    Jaylon Robinson was in Knoxville this past weekend for an official visit with Tennessee and a reuniting moment between him and his former head coach.

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