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Austrian Robinson commits to Ole Miss over Maryland

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The SEC school's late push was enough to sway away the long-time Maryland lean.

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One of Maryland's three remaining major targets will sign elsewhere, as three-star Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) defensive end Austrian Robinson has committed to Ole Miss. Robinson had called Maryland his leader for much of the process, but the SEC program swooped in late and was able to sway him to go a bit further south.

Robinson was offered early by Maryland, and the Terps were a major part of his recruitment throughout the process. He visited the campus unofficially in June, returning in December for his official. He picked up late offers from Miami, Penn State, Ohio State and Ole Miss after a strong senior season, narrowing his list down to the Terrapins, Hurricanes, Buckeyes and Rebels. Robinson ended up not taking a scheduled visit to Ohio State, bringing it down to three schools. Maryland and Ole Miss were seen as the two most likely spots, and the Rebels were able to win out.

Defensive line is a significant position of need for the Terps, who lose all three starters from 2014's unit. Four-star commitment Adam McLean leads Maryland's class, and they also have pledges from three-star prospects Keiron Howard, Oseh Saine and Mbi Tanyi.