With the way national signing day has evolved over the years, it is hard for a high school athlete signing his letter of intent to do something that has not been done. That all changed today when Alabama commit A'Shawn Robinson was delivered a Crimson Tide hat by somebody in an elephant costume.
What ever happened to picking a hat out of a group of three and putting it on? Times are certainly changing as recruits are becoming a little more creative.
Being just another 5-star recruit was not enough for Robinson as he attempted to steal the show with the elephant costume.
ESPN recruiting writer for Texas football Max Olson had his take on the elephant costume.
Max Olson @max_olson
No, seriously, an elephant brought A'Shawn Robinson his Alabama hat. #signingday http://t.co/BhEBLwT52013-2-6 21:30:33
While this is not necessarily national news, it is very original and gives insight into just what kind of kid Robinson is.
Some probably liked it more than others, but there is no question that some found humor in the costume. Robinson was originally committed to Texas and it did not take long for a Mack Brown joke to emerge from the elephant costume situation.
He may be a joker off the field, but when he steps between the lines, this kid is as dominant as they come—along both the offensive and defensive line.
Robinson is ranked No. 26 overall and is talented enough to play both sides of the ball, as he is the No. 3 offensive tackle in the class. He also has the ability to play along the defensive line at the next level.
He is a beast on the field and has a chance to be a superstar for the Crimson Tide. Until that time comes, he will likely be remembered for the way he signed that national letter of intent.
Needless to say the twitter world was a buzz as pictures of the person in the elephant costume began to surface.
What was even funnier was the photo featuring Robinson with what looks like his family and the creepy person in the elephant costume lingering in the background.
Olson posted the picture on twitter.
Max Olson @max_olson
A'Shawn and his elephant #signingday http://t.co/ezQUHXQ62013-2-6 21:32:03
It does not look like the women in the picture are too excited about what is going on. Maybe they are a little perturbed by the person in the elephant costume hovering over them.
Either way, there is a lot to be excited about when it comes to not only Robinson, but also the future of the Crimson Tide.
We do not know exactly how he will turn out, but we found out today that he is one of the more original recruits in the 2013 class.