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Penn State Target, 2023 4-Star DE Mason Robinson Decommits From Northwestern

Photo courtesy of Mason Robinson's Twitter account.

Mason Robinson may have taken his official visit to Penn State a little later than planned, but he still made it out to Happy Valley.

Robinson, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end from the McDonogh School in Owings Mill, Maryland, committed to Northwestern on May 28 after his first official visit. He officially decommitted Monday, according to Rivals.

His decommitment, coincidentally, comes after an official visit to State College over the weekend, making good on his initial plans just seven months late.

Robinson previously planned to visit Penn State on June 24, which he called off after his commitment to Northwestern, but his weekend official visit was the fifth time he’s made it out to Happy Valley — and the first since April.

He also attended Penn State’s 2021 White Out game against Auburn at Beaver Stadium, which came after he picked up an offer from PSU on April 16, 2021.

As a senior at McDonogh, Robinson racked up 83 tackles (24 solo), six tackles for loss and a team-high nine sacks. He’s a big, strong presence off the edge with a fame capable of adding mass at the next level.

247Sports rates Robinson as the 557th-ranked recruit in the class (64th-ranked defensive lineman and 11th-ranked recruit from Maryland) while On3 rates him as the 631st-ranked recruit in the class (57th-ranked edge rusher and 12th-ranked recruit from Maryland).

Rivals gave him a 5.7 Rivals Rating and views him as the 34th-ranked weakside defensive end and ninth-ranked recruit from Maryland.

All three recruiting agencies have Robinson as a heavy Penn State lean, which would fend off late interest from Notre Dame and offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Georgia, Marshall, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pitt, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Toledo, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

Robinson would join a Penn State recruiting class that features commitments from four-star Ta’Mere Robinson (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), four-star Jameial Lyons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and three-star Joseph Mupoyi (Oakdale, Connecticut).

He would also rejoin former McDonogh teammate Dani Dennis-Sutton and McDonogh alums Curtis Jacobs, Dvon Ellies and (briefly) PJ Mustipher.

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