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Penn State All 105: Pittsburgh Native Ta’Mere Robinson one Half of ‘TnT’

Ta'Mere Robinson

Penn State has had a lot of great linebackers, and Ta’Mere Robinson is hoping to become one of them.

Some of the linebackers, such as LaVar Arrington (North Hills) and Brandon Short (McKeesport) have been from the Pittsburgh area.

Robinson is from there, too, starring for Brashear in the city league.

Robinson wasn’t the only blue-chip LB prospect to commit to LBU in the 2023 recruiting cycle.

Another one was Tony Rojas, who many look at as one of Penn State’s breakout candidates in 2024. Rojas and Robinson coined themselves “TNT,” for Tony and Ta’Mere. This edition of All 105– a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player— will feature Ta’Mere Robinson.

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 226 pounds

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Before Penn State: Robinson’s playing career at Brashear didn’t last as long as he would have liked. In October of his junior season, Robinson suffered a severe knee injury and never played another down of high school football. Nonetheless, Robinson played well enough at Brashear to become a blue-chip recruit. The four-star was the No. 2 player in Pennsylvania from the ‘23 class according to 247Sports. He announced his commitment to Penn State in July 2022.

Last year: Robinson appeared in three games, making two tackles against UMass Oct. 14.

Where he stands: There’s no reason to think Robinson won’t have a bigger role in year two. He’s another year older, smarter, stronger etc. and impressed his new defensive coordinator, Tom Allen, during spring practice. But thing that could keep Robinson off the field is Penn State’s 4-2-5 defense. If Penn State does run this, which many expect it to, the starters will likely be Tony Rojas and Kobe King. With that said, Robinson spent time at EDGE in high school and even played some defensive back, so that versatility should help him, too.

A quote by Robinson: I’m like, ‘this is the best thing ever. I went home, I said ‘Mom, if I get this offer, I’m going to commit.’” — Robinson to Nittany Sports Now, remembering his experience at the Penn State-Michigan White Out Game in 2019.

A quote about Robinson: “He’s one that’s flashed… he’s stuck out,” Allen said Wednesday. “He’s making plays, especially when he runs the ally, and I think his confidence is growing each day in our system and learning the things that we’re doing that are different.” — Penn State DC Tom Allen on Robinson during spring practice.

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