2017 quarterback has SMU, TCU at top

Mesquite Horn quarterback Chris Robison has almost two years until he signs, but two local schools are standing out he says!

2017 Mesquite Horn quarterback Chris Robison wasn’t happy at half time of his spring game last Wednesday, but came out firing in the second half, throwing five touchdowns.

“We did pretty well. We got better over the four-week span of spring,” Robison said. “Tonight, not too good in the first half, but in the second half we came out firing on all cylinders I would say.”

After a few three-and-outs and just one scoring drive in the first half, the Horn first-team offense got it together, but Robison said that’s how it goes when the team isn’t locked in.

“When we don’t play well, we just look bad. When we’re not focused, we just said we got to get focused in the second half and we did.”

Part of the big second half was Robison’s connection with fellow SMU target and 2016 receiver Jared Atkinson, who grabbed two touchdowns and was a consistent target for Robison.

“Me and Jared go way back. We played football against each other in pee wee and we’ve just known each other since then and we’ve always done pretty well together,” Robison said.

Robison made some incredible throws down the seam to beat coverages, a great 18-yard comeback on the sideline for a first down on 3rd and 17, plus other down field balls that would impress anyone.

His quick release was impressive as he stood in under pressure even with him donning the yellow jersey.

Now that spring is over, Robison’s next move is to focus on 7-on-7, where he’ll work to improve every part of his game, and the recruiting process.

Two local schools are really doing a lot of leg work to try and land the Scout 4-star quarterback, who says SMU and TCU are his early favorites by far.

“SMU and TCU are really talking a lot. I haven’t really heard from any of the other schools that much, but those two are really catching my eye,” the 6-2, 183-pound quarterback said.

The new SMU coaching staff is the big draw for Robison.

“I love the coaching staff. Coach Morris, coach Craddock and coach Stepp are the best group of people I’ve met in a long time,” Robison said.

Robison got over to SMU recently for a visit and came away impressed.

“It’s great and it’s going to look even better once they get those new, nice facilities. It’s going to be really nice,” Robison grinned.

That’s not to say that TCU doesn’t have a solid relationship going early with Robison.

“It’s the same thing there. They’re nice and come and talk to me all the time and I call them,” Robison said.

San Diego State has also come on as well with an offer, but Robison said it’s been pretty quiet other than that. Robison still wants some attention from outside of the state.

“Pac-12 offers, UCLA and Oregon,” Robison said. “They (Oregon) used to be my dream school, but then as I got into the recruiting process, it kind of went down because I thought about how far it is and everything.”

Robison’s coach, Brian Overton, talked with Scout about just how special Robison could be.

“He’s got an unbelievable arm and unlimited potential. He has some things that he needs to continue to improve on as a football player and a quarterback,” Robison said. “He’s still a young quarterback with two more years.”

The Horn head coach does have high expectations for the rest of Robison’s career.

“I think he’s going to progress and before he graduates high school will be a super star.”

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