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Asti: WVU Offense Finds ‘Big’ WR Threat in Transfer Justin Robinson

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WVU Football WR Justin Robinson holding trophy with Mississippi State
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Justin Robinson is exactly what the WVU offense needs. The Mississippi State transfer wide receiver, who committed to West Virginia on May 21 and then signed on June 14, brings everything the WVU staff was looking to find in another receiver.

While WVU head coach Neal Brown labeled the recent hunt for a transfer receiver as mostly a “luxury” rather than a necessity a couple months back, adding a veteran player like Robinson will give Garrett Greene a big threat at his disposal. And Robinson should be a “big” weapon for the offense in every sense of the word “big.”

Standing 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Robinson delivers the size and length WVU has been searching for all offseason. Robinson will be a tough tackle for any defender and will open up the downfield passing game for the Mountaineer offense.

The former consensus four-star recruit is coming to West Virginia after spending the past two seasons with Mississippi State. Prior to MSU, Robinson was with Georgia for one year but saw limited action. Even though he was never able to have the kind of impact many expected out of him, Robinson brings a level of experience based on his time in the SEC that could prove to be invaluable to a WVU team still relying on a lot of youth to take another step forward in 2024.

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With the Bulldogs, Robinson caught 51 balls for 583 yards and 3 touchdowns. He made 21 receptions for 257 yards in 2023 while battling injuries and has one year left of eligibility.

Much the same way tight end Kole Taylor left the SEC to join West Virginia hoping to find an increased opportunity, Robinson is hoping he can finally enjoy a big season in the Big 12.

Adding Robinson now gives the WVU coaching staff another veteran leader in the receiver room. Transfer addition Jaden Bray may have the resume to help young players, but he’s not very vocal, something Traylon Ray mentioned after a spring practice. Robinson provides someone like Ray another receiver to go to for advice both on and off the field.

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  1. Nazmo King

    May 21, 2024 at 3:57 pm

    Good addition! Neal didn’t get smoked in the portal after last season like he has all the other seasons and perhaps this once again means he’s learning how to coach – I really hope so! Either way, I look forward to this season’s team. I predict 7-5 with the tougher schedule this year.

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