Alabama Loses Second Transfer to Texas
Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Keilan Robinson announced via his Twitter account Sunday evening he will be transferring to the Texas Longhorns program to continue his college football career.
Robinson, a 4-star 5'9" 184lb speed back out of Washington, D.C., was entering his third season as a redshirt sophomore for the Crimson Tide before entering his name in the Transfer Portal June 1. In less than a week, Robinson landed with the coach who served as his offensive coordinator the past two seasons, Steve Sarkisian, the brand new head coach at Texas.
Robinson played in just eight games at Alabama, all in 2019. He was the lone opt out on the 2020 Crimson Tide team in leu of COVID-19. As a true freshman in 2019, however, Robinson showcased his blazing speed, rushing for 254 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries.
As the lone opt out, Robinson appeared to have taken the time to work on his physique and athleticism in preparation for the 2021 season. Despite the work he put in, there's nothing he could do to prevent the running back room from getting even more crowded upon his return. Brian Robinson returns as the senior leader alongside sensational sophomores Trey Sanders, Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams with 5-star Camar Wheaton joining the fray last week.
Still with his speed presenting such tremendous value, Robinson was listed as a wide receiver as well as a running back on the A Day roster. Though he also returned kicks in the Spring game, there wasn't a clear role for him in the crowded backfield.
Robinson makes the second transfer from Alabama to Texas, joining 6th-year senior linebacker Ben Davis who transferred to the Longhorn program in April. He's the 6th player to transfer to Texas and the 10th to transfer away from Alabama.