For an in-state commitment, an official visit to Oklahoma isn’t quite as big of a deal for other recruits. That was the case for Harrah (Okla.) High offensive lineman Logan Roberson but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a fun weekend.
Roberson, upgraded to a three-star by Scout during the season, had an early wakeup call Saturday morning after getting home from his school playoff game around 3 a.m.
Once he arrived in Norman, though, all feelings of fatigue went out the window. And by the time the game rolled around, he was ready.
“The game and hanging out with the other recruits,” said Roberson about his favorite parts of the official visit.
Roberson has been to every OU home game this season in an unofficial capacity so he has been able to get to know a lot of the players and coaches. He said he talked to Joe Mixon this last weekend, who told him he couldn’t wait for Roberson to get there.
The link has always been offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh. It was Bedenbaugh who showed the interest last year and kept in touch with Roberson through the spring and summer before making the offer following Roberson’s camp performance.
Bedenbaugh’s personality is coming off with his line, and that’s a good thing, said Roberson.
“They have the same mentality I have, and they are awesome guys,” Roberson said. “I can’t wait to be coached by him.”
With such a massive recruiting weekend for OU, it was only natural for Roberson to connect with somebody, and he said it turned out to be Euless (Texas) Trinity Scout 150 defensive tackle Chris Daniels. He said they talked a lot, and he enjoyed getting to know OU’s major target at defensive tackle.
Chanse Sylvie and Austin Kendall have already turned in their financial aid agreement, and Roberson will be the next to do so. The only reason he hasn’t done so yet is because his paperwork has not been officially cleared just yet.
“I didn’t turn my stuff until later in the process,” Roberson said. “Talking with everybody, they said it was the best thing to do. I’ve seen what other seniors have done, and my dad was saying it would be a waste of time.”
Roberson is helping Harrah become an OU destination. Brady Manek, a 2017 basketball recruit, pledged to the Sooners last month. That fact is not lost on Roberson.
“It’s cool,” he said. “This changes everything for the next years to come. Brady, myself, his brother Kellen – that’s great to see. It lets people know Harrah has a lot of good players, you just have to find them.”
That might be a little bit easier now, especially if Roberson is able to make the type of impact in Norman he hopes he can when he arrives in January.