Four-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson may not be uncommitted for much longer. With Michigan, Oregon and UCLA among the teams vying for his commitment, the Campus Insiders staff gave its predictions for where he’ll end up.
Last year, Dorian Thompson-Robinson watched his now-former Bishop Gorman teammate, Tate Martell, go through some ups and downs during his own recruitment.
Now that it’s his turn to carve a path, Thompson-Robinson is looking to find a situation conducive to helping him grow as a player and a person. He may be closer to making a decision than we previously thought.
On Wednesday night, the nation’s No. 7 quarterback and No. 54 overall player sent out a cryptic tweet referring to his impending commitment. “The ‘nation’s top uncommitted QB’ won’t be uncommitted for too much longer,” he wrote.
Michigan, Oregon and UCLA were among the Las Vegas product’s top seven schools when he released the list last month. And all three remain as the most likely suitors with Florida State also in the race.
So, with the 4-star quarterback officially on commitment watch, the Campus Insiders staff got together to give its predictions for where Thompson-Robinson will commit — when he does eventually commit.
Robert Judin – UCLA
A few months ago, I would have said Michigan was in a prime position to lure Thompson-Robinson away from the West Coast. Pep Hamilton is doing a great job of recruiting him, but Jedd Fisch established a solid relationship with the 4-star quarterback while he was the passing game coordinator for the Wolverines.
UCLA was near the top even then. Now that the Bruins have hired Fisch as their offensive coordinator, there is no way I see them missing out on his commitment. Josh Rosen will likely be gone after the 2017 season, and UCLA will need to turn the reins of the offense over to another highly-touted quarterback prospect. When 2018 rolls around, it will be Thompson-Robinson serving in that role.
Jonathan Bass – UCLA
If Jedd Fisch were still in Ann Arbor, I’d say Michigan has this kid’s commitment on lock. Alas, Fisch couldn’t turn down the offer to again run his own offense (under another former NFL head coach, no less) and is now in Los Angeles.
Given the realistic chance to serve as heir apparent to Josh Rosen, the ability to stay out west, and the benefit of playing for two offensive-minded coaches (Fisch and Jim Mora) with deep NFL ties, I’d be quite shocked if Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s initial commitment isn’t to UCLA.
Jeff Bartl – Michigan
Thompson-Robinson sent out a tweet late Wednesday night hinting that he will be making his decision soon. That leads me to believe it could come this weekend, when he takes an unofficial visit to Michigan.
It’s no secret he has a close relationship with Jedd Fisch, who left Michigan to be the offensive coordinator at UCLA. But Pep Hamilton took over Thompson-Robinson’s recruitment, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. I’m going out on a limb and saying that Thompson-Robinson won’t leave Ann Arbor without giving his pledge to the Wolverines.
Kurt Schwerman – UCLA
All indications point to a decision in the near future from Thompson-Robinson. He visits Michigan on Friday for the team’s spring game, which may or may not be the final nail in the coffin in his decision-making process.
UCLA, however, appears to be the favorite right now to land his services. Josh Rosen will be eligible for the NFL Draft following next season, meaning the Bruins will be looking to land a viable replacement. Thompson-Robinson is a West Coast guy, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him want to stay somewhat close to home for his college career. Ultimately, that’s what I think he’ll do. UCLA it is.