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Three-Star Defensive Lineman Mason Robinson Flips To Penn State Football

James Franklin’s going back-to-back.

Mason Robinson, a three-star defensive lineman in the Class of 2023, announced his verbal commitment to Penn State football on Twitter Tuesday. Robinson decommitted from Northwestern Monday.

“I am thankful for all the love from Coach Fitzgerald and Northwestern University, but I am officially decommitting from Northwestern University,” Robinson wrote. “I will be going back to where it all started, with Coach Franklin and the Nittany Lions.”

Robinson’s commitment marks the second secured by the Nittany Lions in as many days, after three-star defensive lineman Joseph Mupoyi committed Monday.

The 6’4″, 230-pound defensive lineman announced his decommitment from Northwestern shortly after a December 9 official visit to Happy Valley. During his announcement, Robinson donned a Penn State wristband.

Robinson selected Penn State over Notre Dame and Tennessee, among others.

Penn State has now landed 21 commitments through this recruiting cycle, including four defensive linemen. Robinson joins four-star Jameial Lyons, three-star Tyriq Blanding, and Mupoyi.

For the McDonogh School, Robinson recorded 83 tackles and nine sacks through nine games.

The Nittany Lions are establishing something of a recruiting pipeline from McDonogh, with Robinson serving as the most recent example. There are four former McDonogh players currently on the roster – true freshman defensive lineman Dani Dennis-Sutton, sophomore linebacker Curtis Jacobs, redshirt junior defensive lineman Dvon Ellies, and sixth-year senior PJ Mustipher.

Robinson is ranked as the No. 10 overall prospect in Maryland and the No. 65 defensive lineman nationally, according to 247Sports.

With Robinson’s decision, Penn State remains at No. 13 in 247Sports’ national rankings, but has closed the gap with No. 12 Oregon. The Nittany Lions still trail Big Ten rival and sixth-ranked overall Ohio State.

For your first look at Robinson on the field, check out his Hudl highlight reel.

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