Auston Robertson’s legal issues resolved, names MSU his leader

Four-star defensive end Auston Robertson’s legal issues have been resolved and Michigan State is still his favorite.

The question on every Michigan State recruiting follower’s mind since National Signing Day has been, “Will Auston Robertson be cleared and commit to the green and white?”

News has come on the four-star defensive end’s legal front as he will have his misdemeanor battery charges dropped in one year after he agreed to enter a diversionary program, according to Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press.

A diversionary program is usually one set up by the police department and it entails completing some tasks, probably community service, among other things, in order to have charges dropped.

Rexrode had a chance to speak with Robertson in a phone interview and the four-star defensive end said that Michigan State and a few other schools have been continuously recruiting him, but the Spartans are still his favorite.

It all depends on what Mark Dantonio wants to do about his spot on the team. Robertson isn’t technically a commit, but it seems like he’s interested in joining the 2016 class, ultimately. If Coach D welcomes him back, which is a likely case, we could see Robertson suiting up for the green and white in the fall.

Ole Miss seems like another potential suitor for Robertson, but the chances are looking good for him to get back with the Spartans.

Robertson is ranked the No. 102 overall player and as the ninth-best weak-side defensive end in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports. He would make this class’s defensive line that much scarier.