Late last night, 9:13 p.m. to be exact, the Penn State football team announced the addition of Maryland sophomore transfer defensive end Chop Robinson.
Robinson comes to Penn State after a great true freshman season at Maryland in which he appeared in all 13 of their games and was a ESPN Midseason True Freshman All-American. He had 19 tackles last year with 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.
He went to Maryland as a extremely highly-touted recruit. He was a consensus four-star recruit and the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Maryland by ESPN, who also had him as the No. 35 overall player in the entire country.
Chop tweeted about the move yesterday calling it the “best decision I made in my life.” He had already changed his profile pic to him in a Penn State jersey three days ago, and one day after announcing the decision to transfer to Penn State.
— Chop (@chopyoungbull) June 5, 2022
Robinson comes to Penn State with a highly rated freshman class of 2022 that currently sits among the top 10 for all major recruiting outlets. He also joins a defensive line that has consistently been among the most talented defensive line groups in the entire country, but uncharacteristically struggled last year.
Penn State’s rush defense was middle of the pack, No. 67 in the country, as opponents averaged 152.7 rushing yards per game against them. Their pass rush wasn’t any better as they finished tied for No. 74 in the country with Arizona State, Hawaii and West Virginia. All four schools only had 27.0 sacks all season.