USC freshman tight end Duce Robinson was one of the biggest names in the 2023 recruiting class. It was a lengthy recruitment, but well worth the wait for the Trojans, who eventually reeled in the 5-star pass-catcher and added him to Lincoln Riley’s prolific offense in Los Angeles.

Given he’s a 5-star recruit, expectations are high for Robinson in Year 1. And it sounds like USC is looking to get him on the field in whatever way it can.

The 6-foot-6 Robinson hopes to hear his name called in July’s MLB Draft, so he’s at the MLB Draft Combine in Arizona this week looking to show pro ball clubs he’s worth an early pick. During an interview on the MLB Network, Robinson revealed that he’s spending summer workouts flexed outside as a receiver.

“In high school, I played wideout. I was labeled a tight end coming out of high school because you just don’t see too many 6-foot-6, 225-pound dudes that are receivers, so they labeled me as a tight end,” Robinson said. “But SC’s got me learning receiver right now. They’ve got me learning outside receiver. I’ll probably play inside a little bit, and once I get those two positions down they’ll start to have me at tight end.”

Robinson had 1,614 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior for Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle, producing chunk plays nearly every time he touched the football. It makes sense to try and fit him into the offense, even if that offense is loaded around him.

The Trojans had a receiver go in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft and yet they still have one of the top wideout groups in college football heading into 2023. Dorian Singer joins returning standouts Brenden Rice and Mario Williams. Fellow 5-star freshman Zach Branch is also in the picture.

And even if Robinson is drafted in next month’s MLB Draft, he’ll be in that picture too. Wherever.