Demeioun Robinson, Maryland DE transfer, announces Big Ten destination
Demeioun Robinson has found a new home in the Big Ten as the Maryland defensive end announced his new program on Tuesday.
Robinson announced on social media that he would play at Penn State, and it comes less than a week after James Franklin said the Nittany Lions need some help pressuring the quarterback.
Robinson left Maryland after he made 1 start, but appeared in all 13 games last season. He collected 18 tackles and 2 sacks as a true freshman with the program. He will have 3 years of eligibility to use at Penn State.
The Nittany Lions hosted the 6-foot-3.5, 245-pound rising sophomore for an unofficial visit last Friday, 247Sports reported. Robinson had offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State and others, including Penn State, which helped during this process.
“It always helps with the Transfer Portal if we recruited the young man on the front end, so we’ve known him longer and you’re not trying to get to know him in two weeks,” Franklin said last week about transfers in general.
Penn State needs the help after it lost DEs Arnold Ebiketie and Jesse Luketa for the NFL.
Robinson will join Smith Vilbert and Nick Tarburton to give Penn State a solid group of defensive ends under new coordinator Manny Diaz.
— Demeioun “Chop” Robinson (@chopyoungbull) April 12, 2022