Four-star 2016 DE Auston Robertson still signs with Michigan State
When it was all said and done, Auston Robertson still wound up at Michigan State.
The four-star defensive end, who is ranked No. 101 in the 2016 class, confirmed that he signed his letter of intent to join the Spartans.
— Rico Beard (@RicoBeard) March 30, 2016
Robertson was originally expected to sign with the Spartans on National Signing Day, but he had a pending misdemeanor battery charge for an incident in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Ind. and decided to open up his recruitment.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Robertson could have misdemeanor battery charges dropped in one year, after entering a diversionary program, Allen Superior Court 4 records said. As long as Robertson stays out of trouble, the misdemeanor charges will be dropped after one year.
He was arrested in January for an October incident in which he was accused of improperly touching a female classmate. He was released after five days on $750 bond.
With Robertson’s legal troubles behind him, he’ll join Michigan State’s 18th-ranked 2016 class. The 6-5, 260-pound recruit is the ninth-rated defensive end in the 2016 class.
He and U.S. Army All-American Josh King will look to make an immediate impact at defensive end when they enroll over the summer.