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Report: Former Texas A&M signee Alton Robinson heading to New Mexico State

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Former Texas A&M signee Alton Robinson has signed a financial aid agreement with New Mexico State, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported Saturday.

Robinson, a defensive end, reportedly signed the agreement with New Mexico State shortly after he visited the school upon the conclusion of its spring practice.

Financial aid agreements do not bind student-athletes, meaning Robinson could still choose to go elsewhere. He has not yet enrolled at the school, though New Mexico State coach Doug Martin believes he will ahead of the team’s fall camp in August.

Robinson was arrested in February 2016 on a felony robbery charge after allegedly stealing his ex-girlfriend’s cell phone. The charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor.

Robinson allegedly committed a similar robbery in May 2015.

“We did a deep dive on the situation just like every recruit who is involved in any off field incident,” New Mexico State athletics director Mario Moccia said. “We investigated to the best of our ability to find the facts and speak with everyone who has been involved with him from his parents to his coaches.”

Robinson instead spent last season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, a junior college, after Texas A&M released him of his scholarship. Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin confirmed the scholarship release last August.

At Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Robinson had 17 tackles for loss and 14 sacks.

The 6-foot-2½, 235-pound Robinson, from Converse (Texas) Judson, was a three-star recruit in the 2016 recruiting cycle. He also had offers from Alabama, Baylor, California, Houston, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech before signing with Texas A&M.

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