CLEMSON — Clemson already had two football players announce their intentions to transfer last week in backup quarterbacks Zerrick Cooper and Tucker Israel, and now a third player in 10 days is deciding he will depart the program, too.
Jabril Robinson, a redshirt junior defensive tackle, is moving on from the program, the team announced Monday. With Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence and Albert Huggins all returning to the program in 2018, Robinson likely saw the writing on the wall in terms of where he might fit into the mix and is ready to get more playing time elsewhere. He released a statement through the team.
"The past four years at Clemson University have been a blessing to my family and me," he wrote. "Clemson has developed me not only as a great football player, but as an educated young man."
Robinson played in 11 games in 2017 but started none. He logged 206 snaps with 19 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss. Where he will go from here is still not yet known.
"I want to especially give thanks to coach (Dabo) Swinney and (former defensive tackles) coach (Dan) Brooks for giving me the opportunity to play at this level. As a Clemson graduate, I have accomplished so much here as a player and as a student," Robinson wrote. "However, I have more I want to accomplish both on the field and in the classroom. After much thought and prayer, I have decided to further my education and athletic career elsewhere. I will forever be a Clemson Tiger and again want to thank everyone."