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Alabama’s Keilan Robinson got swole in 2020 and is ready to dominate next season

Keilan Robinson training during the 2020 season for his return to Alabama
Photo of Keilan Robinson training for his return to Alabama comes from Taylor McLaughlin of Terrapins football

He was not on the University of Alabama campus in 2020, but it does not mean Keilan Robinson was not working.

Once a four-star in the Crimson Tide’s 2019 recruiting class, Robinson was at home in the Washington, D.C. area training constantly with a good friend. As a true freshman, Nick Saban complimented him on his speed — referring to him as the running back with “juice” on the roster.

The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder totaled 254 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries in 2019.

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He was responsible for the two longest runs by a back, scoring on plays of 46 and 74 yards.

Robinson brought speed as a freshman, but now he returns with a lot of power.

According to respectable sources, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine had learned that the sophomore transformed his body during the Tide’s run to a College Football Playoff National Championship. Robinson confirmed the information by sharing photos via Twitter of himself looking swole. He has built up his arms, upper body and core strength, as he intends on plowing through defenders while exploding by guys with acceleration. The last explosive pinball back Alabama had was Josh Jacobs; however, Robinson feels as though he can provide the same impact. His return gives the Tide six players at the position and possibly seven, if five-star Camar Wheaton signs in February. Fans missed Robinson last year, but he’s back to do damage.

It is going to be interesting to watch him, especially if Alabama has spring football.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith

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