Introducing the class: A'Shawn Robinson

Editor's note: This is a series introducing Alabama's 2013 recruiting class that will continue to run after signing day.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- ESPN 150 defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson was committed to Texas for nearly a year when he decided to reopen his recruitment just a week before national signing day. The move surprised everybody. It also opened the door for Alabama, and with the help of an elephant mascot, Robinson chose the Crimson Tide on signing day. He’s versatile enough to play on either side of the ball, but he’s expected to start out at defensive end.

Q: What made you sign with Alabama?