Recruiting: 10 Questions With Deric Robertson

GoPokes.com is contacting as many Oklahoma State commitments as possible leading up to National Signing Day. We are asking each of them the same 10 questions, some football related and others not, in an attempt to give fans a chance to get to better know their future Cowboy. Check back often leading up to Feb. 6 for more questions and answers with the OSU stars of the future.

What about Oklahoma State first caught your eye?
Robertson: About a year ago, I watched OSU when they beat Texas. I was liking Texas at the time. I just watched the game and I thought, ‘This is a real nice team, a real nice defense.' That was really when they first caught my eye.

What was your deciding factor in committing to the Cowboys?
Robertson: I just felt real comfortable with coach (Van) Malone throughout the recruiting process. When he came and talked to me, I felt really comfortable being around him. Once I finally got up there to see the campus and stuff, it really made me want to go there.

What are three words or phrases that describe you as a person?
Robertson: Funny, outgoing and happy.

What are three words or phrases that describe you as a football player?
Robertson: Fast, versatile and athletic.

What is your favorite thing to do on the football field?
Robertson: Tackling. I like to pop somebody now and then.

What is your favorite thing to do off the football field?
Robertson: Hang out with my friends.

If you don't go on to play in the NFL, what would you like to do?
Robertson: Something in sports management or sports marketing.

What are you most looking forward to in terms of playing for Oklahoma State?
Robertson: Being able to play in Boone Pickens (Stadium) with all the fans. I went to a couple games this year, it was real crazy.

What do you feel will be your biggest challenge in moving from high school to college?
Robertson: Getting adjusted to the game speed. That will probably be the biggest thing, because the Big 12 is a fast conference.

Who is the one player on Oklahoma State's roster, or in your recruiting class, that you are most excited to be teammates with next season?
Robertson: I would probably say Justin Gilbert. He's real fast. Fast people tend to usually get along well.


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