Auston Robertson, a 6-foot-4, 262 pound defensive end/tackle from Fort Wayne, Ind. is one of five MSU commits in the espn.com top 300. He was the highest rated of those five prospects, and with signing day fast approaching, speculation was rising as to whether he would sign his letter of intent Wednesday.
He did not, tweeting out this as fellow MSU recruits were faxing in their commitments.
Michigan state is still my number one but I'm am re-opening my options.— CallMeAus (@auston_robertsn) February 3, 2016
Robertson is currently facing misdemeanor criminal battery charges after being arrested on Jan. 13, according to Allen County Court Records. He was released on a $750 bail on Jan. 18.
Previously, Robertson was arrested for criminal mischief and resisting law enforcement in September of 2015, but those charges were dropped.
Robertson is one of four defensive lineman the Spartans received verbal commitments from, and is still expected to help fill the voids on the defensive line left by seniors Shilique Calhoun, Lawrence Thomas, and Joel Heath.
Robertson committed to the Spartans in June of 2015. Ohio State, Alabama, and Notre Dame were strong candidates to land Robertson at the time.