After a roller coaster season for TCU football, sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson has announced that he is transferring from the university, per Jeremy Clark of 247Sports.com.
The decision comes after Robinson started seven games for the Horned Frogs this season, going 3-4 during that time. He was replaced as the starter by backup Michael Collins on October 22 after having season-ending shoulder surgery. Collins was eventually replaced by Grayson Muehlstein after suffering a season-ending injury on Nov. 17.
One of the highest-rated recruits to come to TCU in Gary Patterson’s career as head coach, Robinson was listed as a 4-star and the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2017 in the 247Sports composite rankings.
After leading DeSoto High School to a state title and winning Gatorade Texas Player of the Year in 2016, Robinson started only one game in 2017 for the Horned Frogs; however, upon the graduation of TCU starting quarterback Kenny Hill, Robinson won the starting job during fall camp prior to the 2018 season.
Robinson finished the season with 1,334 passing yards, 9 passing touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. On the ground, he rushed for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns.
It is unknown at this time as to where Robinson will transfer. After sitting out a year because of transfer rules, he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
With Robinson’s departure, the Horned Frogs are left with two scholarship quarterbacks on their roster—Collins and redshirt Justin Rodgers. Although TCU is also adding depth with highly-acclaimed recruit Max Duggan in 2019, the Horned Frogs will be eligible to fill the roster spot at quarterback with a graduate transfer.