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Auburn signs former Alabama and Colorado DB transfer Jahquez Robinson

Robinson arrives at Auburn with two years of eligibility.

A little thin at the defensive back spots, Auburn has signed former Alabama and Colorado transfer Jahquez Robinson to help shore up the room. Robinson arrives at Auburn with two years of eligibility remaining as a graduate transfer. He is a scholarship addition.

Robinson previously played under new Auburn defensive backs coach Charles Kelly.

In the Class of 2020, Robinson signed with Alabama and was ranked as the No. 285 player, No. 21 cornerback and No. 49 player from Florida in the class. Out of Sandalwood (Fla.), Robinson also visited Oklahoma and South Carolina during the recruiting process.

Spending the 2020-’22 seasons at Alabama, Robinson did not play in 2020 and redshirted in 2021. The next two years he played in a combined seven games and registered two tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack against Vanderbilt. Robinson spent the 2023 season at Colorado, appearing in seven games and starting two games. He totaled nine tackles and an interception with the Buffaloes. Robinson was listed at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds.

According to PFF, Robinson played 123 defensive snaps and graded out at 61.7. Robinson dealt with a hamstring injury that limited his action in the 2023 season.

Robinson initially entered the transfer portal back in January prior to spring practices, but did not land on a new destination until now signing with the Tigers. He has experience at safety, nickel and cornerback, a position where Auburn was filled with talent but lacking depth especially after Colton Hood left for Colorado in the spring transfer portal.

Auburn exited the spring portal window still hovering right around the 80 scholarship mark, giving Hugh Freeze and his staff plenty of spaces available to elevate a preferred walk-on or in this case get a late addition in Robinson.

Overall Robinson is addition No. 15 in the transfer portal for Auburn in this cycle combining the winter and spring portal windows. In the secondary Auburn also added former Texas safety Jerrin Thompson and former Alabama cornerback Antonio Kite prior to spring practice.

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