Auston Robertson Joins Michigan State’s 2016 Class After Signing LOI

    Auston Robertson has finally signed his letter of intent, joining Michigan State's 2016 class.

    March 30, 2016

    Auston Robertson has finally signed his letter of intent, joining Michigan State’s 2016 class.

    Signing a national letter of intent later is better than never signing one at all.

    Auston Robertson, the No. 13 defensive end in the 2016 recruiting cycle from Fort Wayne, Ind., signed his LOI this week to officially join Michigan State’s 2016 class.

    The addition of Robertson comes two days before the April 1 deadline for LOIs to be signed.

    Of course, there is a reason why Robertson wasn’t able to do so until now. Less than a month before National Signing Day, he was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges. He was released on $750 bond, a “no contact” order was issued, and a second hearing was scheduled after National Signing Day.

    Robertson was accused of inappropriately grabbing a female student at Wayne High School on Oct. 22, according to the police report. The charges can be dropped one year after Robertson entered a diversionary program

    “It’s a lesson learned,” Robertson told 247Sports. “I’m just thankful that my team never gave up on me and I’m just ready for the next level.”

    Robertson is the 20th member of the Spartans’ 2016 class and their fourth defensive lineman.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

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