Georgia better hope Duce Robinson doesn’t delay Signing Day decision

Georgia recruiting target Duce Robinson. (Arizona Republic)
Georgia recruiting target Duce Robinson. (Arizona Republic) /

Georgia appears in the lead for five-star tight end Duce Robinson but if he delays his signing as rumored, the Bulldogs could be in danger of losing out.

Most of the top players in college football have already signed during the window or committed with National Signing Day approaching. Duce Robinson is an exception.

The five-star tight end from Phoenix, Arizona is the highest-rated uncommitted player on the board. And he might stay on the board for longer than expected.

Robinson is so uncertain about his college choice at this point that he might delay his signing beyond Wednesday, Blair Angulo of 247Sports reported on Monday.

Angulo’s source said the tight end is “completely torn.”

“I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t sign,” the source said.

That’s not good news for Georgia.

Georgia may lose the edge for Duce Robinson if he delays

Georgia is in a dead heat with USC, along with other suitors like Alabama, Texas and Oregon. The 247Sports Crystal Ball heavily favors the Bulldogs.

The trouble is with the delay, which would certainly complicate Robinson’s recruitment.

Bulldog offensive coordinator Todd Monken is pursuing NFL OC jobs, including with the Ravens and Buccaneers. Ian Rapoport called him a “strong candidate” for the latter job ahead of his interview on Tuesday.

If Georgia does lose Monken to the NFL, it could be the push Robinson needs to spurn the Bulldogs in favor of the Trojans, whose offensive coaching staff isn’t undergoing such a massive change. It would also buy time for the Crimson Tide, Longhorns and Ducks to make a push.

Robinson signing on Wednesday, as the Crystal Balls suggest he will, would mean a commitment to the Bulldogs, regardless of the offensive coordinator in place. Delaying his signing could mean the Monken decision would factor into Robinson’s choice. Then it would be totally up in the air.

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