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Fresno State adds transfers from Texas A&M and Oregon

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As Fresno State reported for camp for the 2014 season, the defending Mountain West Conference champions announced the additions of transfer players from Texas A&M and Oregon. Wide receiver LeKendrick Williams from Texas A&M and linebacker Tyrell Robinson from Oregon have each joined the Bulldogs

Williams will be eligible to play right away according to Fresno State, but Robinson will have to sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Williams is eligible to play this fall because he has already graduated from Texas A&M, allowing him to play at another FBS program in 2014. The addition of Williams helps Fresno State fill some holes on offense after losing leading receivers Davante Adams and Isaiah Burse to the NFL.

Robinson was granted a release from his scholarship from Oregon in June. A desire to find a more playing time that did not appear to be in the works at Oregon was the main reason for the transfer. Robinson’s twin brother, Tyree Robinson, remains at Oregon to contend for a starting job in the defensive backfield.

Oregon linebacker looking to transfer

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Oregon was to have a set of twins on the roster this season, but those plans have changed. Freshman (soon to be sophomore) linebacker Tyrell Robinson is on his way out of the program, although his twin brother Tyree Robinson will stay in Eugene.

As originally reported by Duck Territory, Tyrell Robinson has been granted a release from his scholarship, allowing him to pursue other options to continue playing college football and perhaps competing for a better position on a roster.

Robinson appeared in nine games for Oregon in 2013, recording 12 tackles in the process. It is unknown where he will be looking to transfer, but if he transfers to another FBS program he will have to sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He may play right away this fall if he transfers to a program at the FCS level or below.

Tyree Robinson is expected to contend for a starting job in the defensive secondary. Both Robinson brothers chose to attend Oregon over offers from Washington and USC.