New Jersey LB says visit couldn't have been better

Salem, N.J. linebacker Lamont Robinson raved about his visit to Norman, but was it good enough to overcome his commitment to Virginia?

Lamont Robinson, LB, 6-2, 220, 4.65m SALEM, NEW JERSEY:

JH: What did you think of your visit to OU?


LR: "I had a great time. I couldn't have asked for it to be a better trip. The trip was everything that I expected. It was amazing that people with so much success to be so down to earth. They have every reason to have the big head, but they don't and that goes from Coach Stoops on down. OU has very down to earth people and that is something that I was so impressed with."

JH: What did you learn about OU that you didn't know before?

LR: "The actual college environment would actually be about 100,000 people, and that is something that people don't understand, especially where I am coming from. You have Oklahoma City just up the road and that actually gives you two different life styles if you want to enjoy it. Then the campus itself was beautiful. I could tell it would be a wonderful place to go to school. I learned so much about their academic program and what they have to offer. OU's academic program is so good that you have to want to not succeed to not be a good student there. They provide everything for their athletes to be successful if they will just put the work in."

JH: What did you learn about the OU football program?

LR: "OU's football speaks for itself for being in the three of the last five National Championships, especially when you consider that they are doing that with just 85 scholarships. They are having the kind of success in today's time when most people say it is impossible to have that kind of success OU is having. They have so much talent and they keep adding talent to the roster. They have recruited some of the best talent in the country in the last couple of years, so OU is always going to continue to win.

"Then, to be selfish, they only have five linebackers on scholarship right now and the opportunity is there for me. If I come in and do what I have to do then I should be able to have a good career at OU. OU continues to play for championships. They are always a contender for the Big 12 Championship and also the National Championship. They are always playing in marquee games and always on television. They have Coach Venables as linebacker coach and he has a player up for the Butkus award every year, and that is not going to change.

JH: Now that you have visited OU what is your recruiting status?

LR: "I am still going to be a Virginia commit until I commit to somebody else. I had an awesome trip to OU and I had a great time and met some great people. Each visit that I have taken I have had a good time and each program has a lot to offer. Of course they are interested in me, but they still have a lot to offer. When you are dealing with the programs that I am dealing with they are hard to turn down. Oklahoma showed me how great of a program that they really have."

JH: As much as you appear to love Oklahoma you say that you are still committed to Virginia?

LR: "I love Oklahoma a lot, but I also love Virginia also. I am still committed to Virginia, so that says a lot right now."

JH: Since you just got back from OU and you are still committed to Virginia, OU really doesn't have much of a chance to sign you do they?

LR: "Nothing is 100 percent until it is 100 percent. There is always a chance for anything."

JH: Are you going to take any more visits?

LR: "I am going to Iowa this weekend and this will probably be my last visit unless I visit Virginia in January."


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