Robertson, Dad Check Out Oklahoma State

Safety Deric Robertson of Killeen, Texas, and his father, Alexander, made their way to Stillwater Thursday to check out the college destination that Deric pledged to and started a commitment windfall for Oklahoma State on the Memorial Day weekend. Robertson, a 6-2, 185-pound physical defensive back, spent time with several of the defensive coaches including safeties coach Van Malone.

"It was awesome, awesome, everything. I loved everything about the visit," said Robertson of the unofficial look around Oklahoma State. "It was the facilities, but more it was the coaches and the people that work in the program. Everybody greeted us with a smile and made us feel so welcome. It is a real family atmosphere."

Robertson's visit was not all football related as there was plenty of academic and off the field items covered.

"I want to major in some sort of business, like business management," said Robertson. "I met with Terry Henley (football academic counselor) and we talked for like 30 minutes. They showed me where my room would be, the apartments the players live in and the business school. We went all around the campus."

There was some football related time too. "Oh yeah, the stadium and the facilities are all great," added Robertson. "When we went down to the weight room the freshmen were working out and I got to talk to Coach (Rob) Glass."

Robertson said he is firmly committed and his dad loved what he saw as well. "If I love it, then he is going to love it too," said Robertson.

Last season Robertson had more than 90 tackles and forced three fumbles with an interception as Killeen made it to the third round of the playoffs before bowing out in a close game to highly regarded Wichita Falls Rider.

Robertson wants more this season. "We are working out and we have a lot to prove," said Robertson, who has been clocked as fast as 4.34 in the forty. "We are hitting the weights and working outside."

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