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National Signing Day 2015: 3-star Austrian Robinson signs with Ole Miss over Maryland

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The talented defensive end joins the Landsharks.

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Ole Miss reached into the state of New York to sign Austrian Robinson, a three-star defensive lineman who selected the Rebels over offers from Maryland, Miami, Ohio State, Penn State, and several other schools, according to Scout.com.

The question is where the Rebels will play Robinson. Some have suggested he'll be a defensive tackle, while others say defensive end. Robinson is undersized for a defensive tackle at the moment, listed at 6'6" 255 pounds on 247Sports.com, but the Rebels likely won't need to count on him as a freshman anyway, and he does appear to have the necessary frame to add weight.

After next season, the Rebels will need a lot of help at the position. Isaac Gross and Woodrow Hamilton will graduate, and everyone expects Robert Nkemdiche to enter the draft early. That could leave DJ Jones, Herbert Moore, and Breeland Speaks as the only scholarship defensive tackles (unless Gerald McDowell ends up there). The Rebels had to add some depth in this class, and they did that, signing Robinson and Ross Donnelly.

If he ends up at defensive end, the Rebels have added a big end who may be able to step in and play the Fadol Brown role at some point. Either way, they've got a player other schools wanted on the defensive line.