This is surprising news, and could spell QB trouble for the Frogs if Rogers isn’t healthy enough to play come spring.
Robinson was one of the highest-rated recruits signed by TCU during the Gary Patterson era. As part of the 2017 class, Robinson was ranked as a four-star and the No. 6 dual-threat in the nation according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He was also the No. 198 overall player and No. 32 player from the Lone Star State.
The transfer is not a surprise to some; the quarterback played at three different high schools in his prep career; Saginaw Chisholm Trail, Denton Guyer and finally at Desoto. At Desoto, Robinson was the Eagles missing piece as he led the Eagles to their first ever state championship and finished with a perfect 16-0 record. Robinson had a huge season, throwing for over 3,400 yards with 28 touchdowns and adding another 1,469 on the ground with 19 more scores. He was named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year for his efforts. He later played in the Army All-American Bowl.
The Frogs went from incredible QB depth to very little with yesterday’s breaking news.
For TCU, it will go into next season with three scholarship quarterbacks for now. Collins, prized freshman recruit Justin Rogers and incoming commit Max Duggan are expected to compete for the starting job in 2019.
TCU could look to bring in a grad transfer at quarterback as well.
Collins is the only player with college experience on the roster, and replaced Robinson as the starter. But Collins went down with an injury in the Baylor game on Nov. 17.
Fifth-year senior Grayson Muehlstein has stepped in, leading the Frogs to wins over Baylor and Oklahoma State to become bowl eligible.
The Frogs need to find a few more players to round out a solid class.
Steven Parker | Defensive End – The four-star out of South Oak Cliff has seen the interest from the Frogs rise dramatically since he decommitted from Texas Tech nearly a week ago. TCU acted fast in recruiting Parker, sending defensive tackles coach Zarnell Fitch over to his school earlier this week on Monday. It appears for now that Parker has legitimate interest in the Frogs. He was also visited by Texas Tech new head coach Matt Wells on Thursday and the Red Raiders are still an option. Parker is originally from Lubbock so he still has family and friends there. I don’t expect a commitment this weekend as he is also making plans for a possible official visit to Texas Tech.
Parker Workman | Defensive End – The JUCO outside linebacker/defensive end picked up an offer from the Frogs a few weeks ago and has since added an offer from Hawaii and strong interest from UCLA. Workman would fill a huge position need whether at defensive end or linebacker. I don’t expect a commitment to happen but I’ve been wrong before. If he chooses TCU, he will be on campus by January.
A Rob has been great in his senior season.
Milestone night for Alex Robinson
Alex Robinson already had plenty going for himself entering the contest vs. the Trojans -- leading the NCAA in assists -- but the senior guard from Fort Worth only added to his impressive resume Friday by reaching the 1,000-point mark in his career totals during the first half. Robinson finished the evening with 15 points -- tied with Fisher for the most of any TCU player -- and 8 assists. He was named the event’s MVP shortly after the contest.
TCU had a ton of fun Friday night in LA.
Facing TCU at Staples Center in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic tripleheader on Friday night, the Trojans trailed throughout the contest and were routed 96-61, their most lopsided loss in six seasons under Coach Andy Enfield.
“This is an embarrassing loss for us,” Enfield said. “Did not see this coming. We had a decent week of practice and we just did not perform.”
Midway through the first half, the Trojans fell behind by double digits, and as they struggled to put up points, the Horned Frogs had no such scoring issues, going into halftime on a 9-0 spurt that was capped by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by guard Jaylen Fisher.
In a lively celebration, Fisher held up his shooting arm to flash three fingers and skipped along the sideline before the teams left for their locker rooms, TCU holding a 46-26 advantage.
Nice little Sunday double-header for both basketball teams coming up.
Off the bench, freshman Ryann Payne had herself a career-night, posting 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting. Lauren Heard added 10 points and seven rebounds.
With Saturday’s performance, Moore became the second player in program history to post a perfect shooting percentage from the floor.
The Lady Frogs continued to emphasize its defensive aggression as they held the Bobcats to 35 percent shooting, and 2 of 20 from beyond the arc.
Up next, TCU looks to continue its win streak as Southern University comes to Fort Worth on Sunday at 12 p.m.