One of the players committed to Michigan State since June will not be signing on Wednesday.
Auston Robertson, a defensive end from Fort Wayne, Ind., committed hard to the Spartans last summer. However, on National Signing Day, Robertson announced on Twitter that caught the attention of many.
Michigan state is still my number one but I'm am re-opening my options.
— BigTicketRob (@auston_robertsn) February 3, 2016
News also surfaced on Wednesday that Robertson is facing criminal misdemeanor charges for a battery incident that occurred back in mid-January. He has a status hearing for his charges scheduled for February 11th.
Robertson, the Fort Wayne, IN prospect, is the No. 9 ranked defensive end prospect in the country according to 247Sports and was part of a very solid recruiting class for the Spartans that is within the top 25 on most recruiting services.
Robertson has until April 1st to make his final decision on where he will play football next fall, but will MSU Head Coach Mark Dantonio pull the scholarship after hearing this news? Only time will tell, but Dantonio has worked hard to build this program the right way and he will not easily dismiss the recent news about Robertson.
Although Robertson did state on his Twitter account that Michigan State is still his top school at the moment, the timing of this news is a bit disturbing. In addition to MSU, perennial powers Ohio State, Notre Dame, and defending champion Alabama also have the 6-foot-5, 260-pound prospect in their crosshairs.