OU commits in focus: Roberson, Mittermeier

OU earned the commitments of two offensive linemen in the last week. Here's why OU fans should be excited.

Oklahoma fans were waiting for that #OUDNA to come back and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh delivered with a one-two punch last weekend.

It started last Friday with Harrah (Okla.) High offensive guard Logan Roberson, who committed on the spot when he was offered for the 2016 class.

Then the Sooners added another late 2015 recruit with Butler (Kan.) CC offensive tackle Quinn Mittermeier less than 24 hours.

So what are the Sooners getting with their two most recent pickups?

Butler (Kan.) CC OL Quinn Mittermeier

Mittermeier is a nice steal this late for the 2015 class. He’s somebody who can be molded into something special by Bedenbaugh. Around 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds, Mittermeier said he would like to play tackle at the next level.

Why OU fans should be excited is because like defensive back William Johnson, this is another junior college prospect who has three years of eligibility in his back pocket even after a potential redshirt season.

He can use this year to redshirt and get acclimated to what Big 12 football is all about and then come ready to compete for a position for the 2016 season.

He said his biggest strength is his ability to finish and that’s in line 100 percent with the type of guys Bedenbaugh tends to recruit.

This was a nice recruiting win for Bedenbaugh and OU as well. Once thought to be a shoo-in for Florida, the Sooners made the strong late charge and kept him closer to home.

Mittermeier will report to OU in July and has absolutely no academic concerns from the past or going forward.

Harrah (Okla.) High OL Logan Roberson

If you had to paint a picture of what Bedenbaugh likes in his offensive lineman, it might be a portrait of Roberson.

He’s got strength for days at 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds and has been getting better and better under the guidance of former OU star J.D. Runnels.

Bedenbaugh asked Roberson to camp, and Roberson made it count last week at the elite camp. Two days later he had the offer and was committed. Some of the prospects in the state feel like tweeners between tackle and guard. Not Roberson, he’s pure guard.

Reaction has been somewhat mixed regarding Roberson with some questioning if he is indeed OU worthy. That will give him a good chip on his shoulder going forward, and it’s something he has always used to his advantage.

With such a physical presence and impressive natural strength, you can see why Bedenbaugh and OU would be excited.

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