The journey to Oklahoma is almost complete for Harrah (Okla.) High offensive lineman Logan Roberson. He took the latest step Friday morning by signing his financial aid agreement with the school as he intends to be a mid-year enrollee.
Roberson’s journey hasn’t been an easy one, but it has been a fulfilling one. He didn’t quite understand why, at this time last year, nobody was mentioning his name in recruiting circles. And the dream of playing at OU seemed just like that – a dream.
He put in the work and slowly the offers started to come even if the recognition didn’t. A consensus two-star recruit heading into the spring, all Roberson could keep doing was working.
That work paid off with a phenomenal camp performance at OU’s elite camp in June. Less than 48 hours later, he was committed to the Sooners, doing right there on the spot when the offer came.
It didn’t stop there for Roberson. News of his commitment didn’t lead to some high profile ranking, but the hard work did. As Roberson kept improving, kept making strides, others noticed as well. He’s earned three-star status by Scout, No. 72 offensive guard. It’s not where he wants to be, but rankings aren’t going to matter to him in a month’s time.
“You’re playing for Oklahoma,” Roberson said. “What more could you want?”
Roberson has been a fixture in Norman this fall, attending every single OU home game before making his official visit for the final home contest of the season.
He’s gotten a taste of what could be in store for him. All it has done is fueled his hunger more to show people what they were missing.
“I always knew I could reach that level,” Roberson said. “That camp, once I went up there, I knew it was a real possibility.”
Roberson’s main trainer is former OU fullback J.D. Runnels, who encouraged Roberson to enroll early with OU. He said there’s two ways you can impress – physically and mentally. Get in there in the winter, work hard and learn the offense and show you can handle it all.
Runnels himself made a statement Friday morning. A ring on every finger for athletic and academic accomplishments. Message received.
“Those rings are awesome,” Roberson said. “I can’t wait to get my own.”
Roberson is the third OU recruit to sign his financial aid agreement, a non-binding pact that allows OU coaches to interact with the recruit as if they had signed their letter of intent.
Four-star quarterback Austin Kendall and high three-star safety Chanse Sylvie both signed their papers last month.