Missouri football landed the biggest quarterback on the transfer market so far, in former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant. They’ll only have him for one year, but are already targeting a possible replacement for him through similar means: TCU’s Shawn Robinson.
The former four-star recruit was the starter for the Horned Frogs for much of the season, before succumbing to a season-ending injury in October.
Through seven games, he completed 124-of-204 passes for 1,334 yards, nine touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He went down with a shoulder injury mid-way through TCU’s loss to Oklahoma.
Earlier this month, Robinson made the surprising announcement that he was leaving TCU.
According to a new report, Missouri football is the favorite to land Shawn Robinson.
He will be eligible to play in 2020, and could step in for Bryant, who will have one year as a Tiger.
According to Rivals’ Gabe DeArmond, Robinson is checking out Mizzou this weekend:
I’ll go ahead and let you all in on the news we posted earlier this morning: TCU transfer quarterback Shawn Robinson is on a visit to #Mizzou this weekend. Was an Army all-American in high school. More details here: https://t.co/LzTqyZos8I
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) December 15, 2018
247‘s Steve Wiltfong says that the program is a strong contender to land the former Horned Frog.
Missouri is a strong contender for TCU transfer quarterback Shawn Robinson, sources tell 247Sports.
247Sports reported earlier this week Robinson intends to transfer from the Horned Frogs. Robinson, who started seven games as a sophomore, will next be eligible to play in 2020 as a redshirt junior.
Missouri recently secured a high-profile commitment from Clemson graduate transfer Kelly Bryant, who will inherit graduating senior Drew Lock’s starting role. Bryant comes with one remaining year of eligibility, which means there’s a starting spot open come 2020. Conceivably, Robinson could sit behind Bryant for a season while learning from offensive coordinator Derek Dooley, whose NFL-like system attracted Bryant to Columbia.
Missouri will lose Drew Lock after its bowl game against Oklahoma State later this month. From there, Bryant is the presumptive starter for a year, and it could come down to Robinson and Connor Bazelak, a well-regarded three-star 2019 quarterback commit for Barry Odom’s team.