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Ty Robinson

6-6, 285, DE

Gilbert (Ariz.) Higley High School

247Sports composite: 4 stars (No. 207 nationally)

Rivals: 4 stars (No. 146)

ESPN: 4 stars

Other key offers: Alabama, USC, Oregon, Stanford

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How he got here: Scott Frost and his staff were on Robinson soon after they arrived at Nebraska a year ago, then won his signature on the final day over some elite recruiting powers. The defensive end officially visited Lincoln for the Michigan State game and has family ties to the state. His late father, Jason, played basketball for Chadron State and his mother, Tresha, is from O’Neill. The Husker staff made sure its feelings were clear by sending all 11 coaches to his Arizona home for a six-hour visit on the last day he was hearing pitches. He will play in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 5 coming off a season in which he logged 74 tackles — 34 for loss — and plans to join NU in the summer.

Our take: One of the splashiest signing-day moments for Nebraska in years is a major deal in multiple ways. Robinson is a difference-making end who can contribute right away at a position of need. In the broader picture, beating out the likes of Alabama — which recruited him hard — is an important signal for Nebraska restoring its national status. The decision also counts as major encouragement that NU can lure top-shelf defensive talent to join playmakers that want to be part of Frost’s offense.

They said it: “There were times at the beginning of the year when we couldn’t even allow him to play in team sessions. He would just disrupt everything so much that we couldn’t get anything accomplished because he was in the backfield. He demands double teams.” — Higley coach Eddy Zubey

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