The attitude for Oklahoma has been about playing with a chip on its shoulder. It did through the first month of the season, vaulting itself back in the top 10.
The chip seemed to be gone vs. Texas and then returned emphatically last week at Kansas State in the impressive 55-0 victory.
The same can be said on the recruiting trail as OU still hasn’t cracked the top 25 in the team rankings although 99 percent of people who cover recruiting are not worried in the least about that happening when signing day is in the books.
One reason for OU’s low ranking is Harrah (Okla.) High offensive lineman Logan Roberson. As it stands, Roberson is the Sooners’ sole offensive lineman commit.
But when talking about playing with a chip on his shoulder, that’s him, too. Roberson is still regarded as a two-star prospect by Scout and has used that as more fuel to his determination since committing to the Sooners in mid-June.
Sooners Illustrated will get a chance to see Roberson play Friday night against Tecumseh in a pivotal district matchup. Harrah has one district loss this season and cannot afford another one, especially with games against Bristow and Ada coming up in the final two weeks on the road.
Roberson, an offensive guard commit for the Sooners, has been crucial for the Panthers’ offensive success. It’s not fancy, but it’s effective as Harrah is averaging more than 315 yards per game on the ground this season.
Roberson has routinely been trying to attend every OU home game this season and his official visit to Norman is set for next month when TCU comes to town.