RECRUITING: Sooners land another linebacker

Salem, N.J. four-star linebacker Lamont Robinson talks about his decision to pick OU over Virginia.

Four-star linebacker Lamont Robinson (6-3/230 /4.6) has committed to Oklahoma Monday afternoon over Virginia.

"It was a tough decision, both Oklahoma and Virginia had great schools and facilities with tremendous academic opportunities in communications," said Robinson. "It came down to playing within a great program, and with the opportunity to get on the field quickly, and OU only has four or five scholarship linebackers, and I thought Oklahoma was best for me."

Robinson said his relationship with OU linebacker coach Brent Venables was also a major factor.

"I think that is the most important aspect in recruiting and that is developing a relationship with the coach that is going to recruit you. The first time I met Coach Venables I knew that he was the coach for me and the coach that could get the most out of me."

Robinson, who had earlier committed to Virginia, was a top linebacker target for the Sooners. He visited Oklahoma on December 17.

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