Colorado athlete waiting for OU's offer

Littleton, Colo. athlete Zac Robinson talks about his Oklahoma roots and interest in the Sooners.

Everyday the mail gushes in from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas, Missouri and Wyoming just to name a few, but Littleton, Colo., quarterback/wide receiver Zac Robinson is still searching for that coveted first Oklahoma letter.

"I just sent them a highlight tape," said Robinson, who plays at Littleton Chatfield High School and has attended the Sooners' summer football camp the past two years. "Hopefully they'll respond to that."

For Robinson, whose father, Russ, was a walk-on kicker at Oklahoma during the 1976 and 1977 seasons, he would like nothing more than to follow in his dad's footsteps in Norman.

"I've been an OU fan my whole life," said Robinson, who has yet to receive any formal scholarship offers. "That's been my dream."

Last season, the 6-foot-3, 185-pounder, who runs a 4.5 and possesses a sickening 32-inch vertical, caught 39 passes for 860 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He also saw time at quarterback, completing 8 of 12 passes for 81 yards and one touchdown, and running back, where he ran wild for 230 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

As if that weren't already enough, the versatile Robinson also tallied 34 tackles, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and averaged 40 yards per punt last season.

He will likely play wide receiver in college, but isn't ruling out other positions.

"I'm probably a better quarterback than receiver," said Robinson, who has a 3.1 GPA and will take the ACT for the first time in April. "But as a receiver, I've got good speed to get away from defenders and really good hands. I don't think I had a drop last year. I've got good moves after the catch and good open field acceleration."

Born and raised in Edmond, Okla., until the age of six, when his family moved to Colorado, Robinson said he has fond memories of Oklahoma. His mother, Myra, attended Oklahoma State.

"I liked it (Oklahoma)," said Robinson, who benches 225 and squats 305. "I remember it's really windy there."

Throughout the years, Robinson has attended several Oklahoma football games with his father. On those occasions, he met Uwe von Schamann and Greg Pruitt, but was perhaps most impressed by the Sooner nation.

"There's no better place in the country to watch a game than OU," said Robinson. "I've been to CU (University of Colorado) games and it (OU) blows them away by far. The way the fans stand the whole game is amazing. It's pretty cool."

Robinson, who has "six or seven" cousins that go to Oklahoma, said he also has a tremendous amount of respect for the Sooner coaching staff.

"Coach Stoops is awesome," said Robinson. "He knows how to lead a team, get his players pumped up and ready for games."

For now, Robinson said his top five schools are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Arizona and Missouri. He said published reports indicating the troubled Buffaloes are his leader are inaccurate.

"I don't know where that really came," said Robinson. "OU's my favorite right now. I'd pick them over CU any day. Hopefully, I'll start getting some recognition from them."

This summer, Robinson plans to attend the NIKE Camp at San Diego State as well as camps at Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona.

He said a number of factors will influence his college decision.

"Education is important," said Robinson, who plans to major in business. "I want to play for a football program that has good coaches and is going in the right direction. The overall atmosphere of the campus and town will be something I definitely look at."

Yet if the Sooners were to offer him a scholarship anytime soon, Robinson said he already has an answer.

"I'd probably commit," said Robinson. "I mean, yeah, I'd accept it, because I've been down there (to Norman) enough to decide."

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