Shawn Robinson tabbed ‘player to watch’ in Big 12 by ESPN

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There’s plenty of hype surrounding TCU’s Shawn Robinson heading into the 2018 season.

The sophomore quarterback is the leader in the clubhouse to take over the departing Kenny Hill’s starting role at the helm of the Horned Frogs offense. In his one start in 2017, against Texas Tech, Robinson showed off what made him such a highly-touted dual-threat prospect out of DeSoto High School in Texas.

Now that he’ll be a focal point of TCU’s attack, he’s drawing attention from national media. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach named Robinson as one of the top three Big 12 players to watch in 2018.

“The dual-threat quarterback started one game as a freshman — throwing for 85 yards and running for 84 in a 27-3 win at Texas Tech — and now he’s in line to replace Kenny Hill as the starter if he can hold off early enrollee Justin Rogers and Penn transfer Michael Collins,” Schlabach wrote.

As could be expected, the other two players on Schlabach’s list — Kyle Kempt of Iowa State and Will Grier of West Virginia — are both quarterbacks. The Big 12 is a conference dominated by potent air attacks, and with Robinson at the helm, TCU should be able to hold its ground in the conference.

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