How baseball could complicate USC’s relationship with Duce Robinson

Duce Robinson signed to play for USC on Thursday, but it is not guaranteed that he will play college football for the Trojans. We can’t ignore the possibility that he will pursue a baseball career and put football on the back burner.

College football recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman said the following about the role baseball could play in shaping Duce Robinson’s decisions:

“Baseball is looming extremely large here, and to the point where if he goes in the first five rounds in this summer’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, that could be the route he ends up pursuing,” Huffman noted.

“He may not be drafted as high as say, Archie Bradley or Jordyn Adams, two recent Power Five football players who ultimately chose baseball, but a first-five round selection could be the difference maker. So I think baseball is an even larger factor here than most want to concede, and if he does go early in the draft, I think he’s more likely to end up in some small Rookie League or A-ball town than Los Angeles.”

USC fans will have to pay attention to the MLB draft this summer.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire