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Keilan Robinson listed as a wide receiver on Alabama’s roster

Keilan Robinson running the ball at Alabama spring practice
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

A piece of interesting, yet fun information surfaced on Alabama’s roster before A-Day.

He was recruited to play running back for the Crimson Tide in 2019, but will Keilan Robinson play his second season (opted out in 2020) at a new position? A native of Washington, D.C., the former four-star was listed as a wide receiver on the roster.

One of his teammates, Traeshon Holden, sees Robinson as a “RydeOut.”

Le’Ron McClain, a former Alabama player, sees Josh Jacobs in Robinson’s game.

The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder has been seen running routes and catching passes in practice videos.

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He possesses the versatility to help the Tide at different spots, and Nick Saban wants his best players on the field.

The roster did return him to the running back rotation after an update. Robinson brings a combination of former standouts such as Jacobs and Kenyan Drake in his skill set. He can operate at both positions in the coming fall. Robinson has turned in a great spring, especially as a kickoff returner. It is going to be fun to watch him on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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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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