2017 Mesquite Horn quarterback Chris Robison walked and talked with Pony Stampede while preparing for The Opening in Dallas this past weekend.
“It’s a blessing honestly. I went to an SMU camp my eighth grade summer and they kind of liked me, but since the coaching change and we sent them my Hudl account, they started to love me,” Robison said.
The coaching staff and Robison talk a fair amount Robison said.
“I call them a lot and talk to them. They’re a really nice group of people.”
His relationship with Offensive Coordinator Joe Craddock is continuing to grow.
“It’s really good. We play around all the time and we’re really good friends,” Robison said.
In February, Robison was able to get on campus for Junior Day.
“It was good. It was a nice experience,” Robison said. “They’re making a lot of changes with their uniforms, their buildings, everything. It’s just really great down there.”
Robison was impressed with the overall visit and even more so that the coaching staff has such great Texas ties.
“They know how it is in Texas and they know that this is the best kind of football around,” Robison said.
With the amount of out-of-state attention Robison is set to receive, he hasn’t decided yet if he’s going to stick in the state with the “best football.”
“I haven’t really decided yet. I don’t know.”
Mesquite Horn teammate and wide receiver Jared Atkinson picked up his first offer from SMU and that was largely attributed to Robison and the staff talked about how Atkinson would fit into the program during Junior Day.
“We talked about Jared a lot when I was down at SMU,” Robison said.
As a sophomore, Robison threw for over 3,800 yards, 44 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 61 percent of his passes.
Robison had to get back to work in the Elite 11 Regional before being able to talk about any upcoming visits.