Former Alabama football running back will join Steve Sarkisian at Texas

Cecil Hurt
The Tuscaloosa News
Alabama running back Keilan Robinson (2) breaks into the open field while running the ball during Alabama's 59-31 victory over Ole Miss Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]

Keilan Robinson, who announced last week that he would enter the NCAA transfer portal, announced Sunday via social media that he will transfer to Texas.

He is the second former Alabama player to announce a transfer to Texas since former Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian took over as head coach of the Longhorns. Linebacker Ben Davis of Gordo announced in April that he would transfer to Texas for his final year of eligibility.

Robinson, a former four-star recruit from the Washington, D.C., area, opted out of the 2020 season. As a freshman in 2019, he appeared in eight games with 254 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries. 

Alabama will have four running backs on scholarship heading into the 2021 season: Brian Robinson Jr., Jase McClellan, Camar Wheaton and Trey Sanders. The Crimson Tide also has a commitment from five-star running back Emmanuel Henderson of Geneva County, a visitor to the UA campus this weekend. 

Running back Kyle Edwards  also announced his intent to transfer earlier this week.

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