Maryland linebacker Demeioun Robinson entered the transfer portal, and he could be an ideal fit for Penn State Football
Maryland Terrapins sophomore linebacker Demeioun Robinson entered the transfer portal on Monday. Robinson announced the decision on Twitter.
A highly regarded recruit from the 2021 cycle, Robinson was rated as the No. 4 edge player in the nation in the 2021 class according to the 247 Sports composite. He was one of the top recruits in Maryland’s class and was seen as the future anchor of the Terps defense.
Robinson, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, recorded 19 tackles and two sacks for Maryland last season as a true freshman.
The Nittany Lions were hard on Robinson during his recruitment.
Penn State Football used the success of Micah Parsons as a huge recruiting tool with Robinson, but he ultimately chose the hometown Terps.
It’s no secret that Penn State needs helps at both defensive end and linebacker, making Robinson an intriguing option for the Nittany Lions, as he can fill in at either spot. Landing him would be difficult, as he would have to face Maryland at least two more times in his career. That could make for some awkward situations, especially if his transfer has nothing to do with anything the Maryland coaching staff or university did.
Guys as young as Robinson rarely enter the portal, so he will have no shortage of suitors. His offer sheet coming out of high school included Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and USC. Considering Robinson hasn’t reached his potential yet, it’s easy to imagine that at least some of these big-time programs will show interest.
The fact that Robinson is seen as a major talent and will be with his next team for at least two years makes him a perfect fit for Penn State and their needs on defense. The Nittany Lions recently missed out on two of their defensive end targets in the portal as the Murphy twins from North Texas picked UCLA.
At the very least, Penn State should be happy they no longer will have to worry about Robinson on Maryland’s defense.