The list of Oklahoma high school recruits who have become household names in the last few months keeps growing. One of the first for the 2017 class was OKC Putnam City West wide receiver/tight end Nick Robinson.
One offer from Toledo eventually spurred an offer sheet of more than 20 and that could expand more based on what he has been doing during spring practices.
Robinson released a top 10 a few weeks ago, but he said even that isn’t set in stone with the way things keep changing.
“I’m not close to making a decision just yet,” Robinson said. “I can’t because I might end up changing a few of the schools in my top 10. I might make it a top 12. I don’t know.”
One school that continues to hang around his recruitment is Oklahoma. The Sooners haven’t offered the high three-star athlete just yet and where he stands is a bit of a mystery at this time.
Robinson visited OU back in February where he was told by the coaches they would come back and re-evaluate his status in the spring. There’s still one week left in spring practice so it’s possible the Sooners head to PC West this week, but as of now, he might be on the outside looking in.
Robinson also came back to Norman for the spring game, but he said last week he hasn’t much contact at all with the OU staff lately.
For now, all Robinson can do is focus on the things he can control. And being back on the field let him know it’s time to step up, on and off the field.
“I have to be a team leader this year, the captain,” Robinson said. “We’re more as a family this time around. There’s a lot of team bonding so we’re excited.”
Robinson was a vital member in PC West’s improbable run toward winning a state championship in basketball in March. Although nobody is discouraging him from playing both sports, it definitely takes a toll on the body and forced Robinson to miss The Opening regional in Dallas.
Robinson said he was 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds heading into basketball before falling down to 210. As football conditioning begins again, he said he’s around 220.
PC West has long been an afterthought in recruiting within the state, but Robinson and fellow 2017 prospects like quarterback Trey Gooch and ATH Chris Potts are changing that. With all of the offers and growing attention, Robinson said it should be a busy summer.
“I’m going to start planning my trips in the summer,” Robinson said. “Right now I don’t know about my official visits or anything like that. It’s too early. This process has been a lot of fun, but it’s pretty crazy, too.”
Position questions are going to be there for Robinson. Not just the battle between receiver and tight end, but also for offense and defense. Robinson said multiple schools in his recruitment view him as a legitimate threat as an outside linebacker as well.