Here’s why Penn State’s matchup with Maryland is all about Chop Robinson

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 01: Chop Robinson #44 of the Penn State Nittany Lions lines up against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half at Beaver Stadium on October 1, 2022 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 01: Chop Robinson #44 of the Penn State Nittany Lions lines up against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half at Beaver Stadium on October 1, 2022 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Penn State football and defensive end Chop Robinson are preparing to take on Maryland this Saturday. 

This upcoming game against Maryland is personal for Penn State’s Chop Robinson, there’s no other way to word it.

The former Maryland player will take on his former team for the first time since his transfer to Penn State back in April.

A highly sought-after recruit, Robinson had Penn State and Maryland, along with dozens of other programs, battling for his services back during the 2021 cycle. Back then, Chop Robinson was the No. 2 edge player in the country in the 247 Sports rankings. Everyone wanted him.

It was a shock to many when he committed to Maryland, considering the Terps numerous poor performances on the field and his impressive offer sheet. Those around Happy Valley were especially shocked considering the staff was trying to sell him on being the next Micah Parsons.

In the end, things turned out just fine for Penn State as it took Robinson just one year to realize he needed a change and join the Nittany Lions.

His transfer was obviously not well received by Maryland and its fans, but as the season went on, it was forgotten about. That will not be the case on Saturday as the two teams prepare to play in Beaver Stadium.

Penn State needs Robinson to show up in this game for numerous reasons, let’s dive into why Saturday’s headliner is Chop Robinson.