By Richard Obert, AZ Central | December 19, 2018 3:11 pm ET
Maybe it was the final push by Nebraska coach Scott Frost, who came with all 10 of his assistant coaches to Gilbert Higley last week on a home visit, that convinced standout defensive lineman Ty Robinson to call Lincoln his home.
On Wednesday, on the first day of college football Early Signing Period, Robinson did just that, signing his national letter of intent with the Cornhuskers, a major recruiting score for Frost and his staff.
It’s Nebraska for Ty Robinson. “Look out Lincoln, you’re getting a beast,” Higley coach Eddy Zubey says pic.twitter.com/QKg1cmDjFs
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Higley head coach Eddie Zubey said last week that Nebraska head coach Scott Frost was pulling out all the recruiting stops on the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Robinson after hearing that Alabama coach Nick Saban visited Robinson previously.
“Coach Frost said he never did this before,” Zubey said. “They’ve done nine, but not 11. They stopped recruiting everybody else in the nation for one day.
“They said he was their No. 1 priority. This was set up before. Scott Frost was going to come out. But when they found out that Nick Saban was going to be coming back, I think it became all 11.”
Until his announcement on Wednesday, Robinson had narrowed his choices down to Nebraska, Oregon, USC, Alabama and Stanford.