Nick Saban likes what he's seeing from freshman Keilan Robinson
Every season, it seems like Alabama is overflowing with talented running backs. In 2019, Najee Harris is leading the Crimson Tide ground attack, but the No. 2 ball-carrier through two games might surprise some people.
Freshman RB Keilan Robinson got five carries on Saturday against New Mexico State, rushing for 80 yards and a touchdown, putting him at seven carries for 85 yards on the still-young season. The bulk of Robinson’s yards came on a 74-yard touchdown run.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Saban indicated there will be more opportunities for Robinson to show that home-run ability.
“We’ve been wanting to bring Keilan Robinson along because he’s the one guy that has juice that is a guy that’s a little different style of back than the other two guys that we play — really, the other three guys that we play,” Saban said. “So, hopefully, he’ll gain some confidence from making a great, long run today, and that’ll help him and we can utilize his skillset in the future.”
A Washington, D.C. native, Robinson was a 4-star recruit coming out of St. John’s College HS in the class of 2019. He had 24 scholarship offers.
Saban said Robinson had the juice. He wasn’t lyin pic.twitter.com/Ezse3bWof4
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