Robinson lettered with the Boilermakers in 2010 and from 2012 to 2014. Originally signed as a quarterback, he switched to linebacker during the spring of 2012. Appearing in 35 career games with 22 starts, Robinson wrapped up his collegiate career with 116 tackles, including 5.5 for losses and a sack. He was voted a captain by his teammates his senior season.
A native of Springfield, Illinois, Robinson earned his bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Purdue in 2015. He spent the 2015 season as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan.