USC tried to swoop in and grab both Tyrell and Tyree Robinson from Oregon's clutches late in the recruiting process, but the twin brothers from San Diego's Lincoln High stayed true to their commitment. Both four-star recruits signed with the Ducks Wednesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-4 brothers are both exceptional athletes. Both are top 125 basketball recruits and plan to play both sports in college. Their tremendous athleticism should play well in Oregon's quick fire offensive and defensive systems.
New Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich will have options with both players. Rivals lists each of them as athletes while Scout and ESPN have Tyree as a receiver, but differ on Tyrell. He is an outside linebacker, according to Scout, but is given the ubiquitous athlete label.
The opinions also differ on which brother is better as well. Rivals has Tyrell at No. 138 overall in the country and Tyree falls 15 spots behind. Scout moves Tyrell up to the No. 85 prospect with Tyree coming in at No. 132. ESPN, on the other hand, doesn't even list Tyrell in the ESPNU300. Tyree is ranked 273rd with an 82 out of 100 grade while Tyrell grades out to an 80.
USC tried to make a late push to steal the pair after having a number of de-commitments in the new year, but the Robinsons' January official visit to Los Angeles wasn't enough to win them over.
And a little basketball from their freshman year:
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