At the Dallas Opening regional two weeks ago, Mesquite (Texas) Horn quarterback Chris Robison was there, and he was spreading the wealth.
Names like Charleston Rambo, Tylan Wallace, Omar Manning, among others, were some of his favorite targets en route to winning the QB MVP of the event.
Sunday was a different story. Robison was back as he was asked by the Nike coaches to return for the Houston regional. But this time he came armed with something else – a fellow OU commit at wide receiver.
Oklahoma had seven commits at the Dallas Opening regional, but Robison didn’t have any commits to throw the ball to at the event. With Richmond (Texas) Foster’s CeeDee Lamb participating Sunday, it was a whole new game for the SoonerSquad17 members.
“It was fun, especially with him being the one throwing it to me. It’s very important to have a day like this. I didn’t know his ability. He didn’t know my ability. Now we can start to build that chemistry.”
The two were nearly inseparable in Houston. And it worked. Time and time again, Robison would connect with Lamb during the drills. At one point, they went seven straight reps together and were successful all seven times.
Robison earned QB MVP honors for the second time and earned that elusive Elite 11 invitation for his performance. He was told to come back to show he deserved the invite, and that’s exactly what he did.
It wasn’t a surprise to Lamb.
“He can throw,” said Lamb about what he learned with Robison. “No, like he can really throw it. We had a lot of fun.”
As good, as sharp as Robison was in Dallas, he was even more on the money in Houston. Winning the MVP wasn’t a political thing, he earned it, for sure.
Coincidentally, OU has added two receiver commits from the Dallas Opening with Cedar Hill (Texas) High’s Charleston Rambo and Waxahachie (Texas) High’s Jalen Reagor.
So if any of the three do end up earning Opening invites, they might just get that chance to build the bond with Robison even before they get to Norman.