Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 192 LBS
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
Ranking: 177th overall – 7th best pro-style QB (4-Star)
When Lincoln Riley took over the offensive coordinator position at Oklahoma, his first priority was to lock up the quarterback position for the future. Riley was hired on January 12th of 2015 ,and found his first quarterback in Austin Kendall (2016 class), who committed on April 7th of 2015. Two and a half months later, the youthful Offensive Coordinator locked down his 2017 quarterback in Chris Robison. The Mesquite Horn product committed to Oklahoma on June 26th of 2015, and did not waver one bit from his commitment. A true ring-leader of a star-studded class that hopes to take the reigns of the Sooners’ offense in 2018.
Look no further than his trash talk to Ohio State QB, Tate Martell, early in the summer of 2016 to describe the kind of competitor that Chris Robison is. He feels under-appreciated, and does not care what I, or anybody thinks. Sound like someone else in that quarterback room?
When you dive into Robison’s tape, you see Baker Mayfield in him. He doesn’t have the flashy athletic ability that most highly rated quarterbacks have, but he has a knack to make any play. Although he has the attitude of Baker Mayfield, his play is more reminiscent of former Texas quarterback, Colt McCoy.
Starting with Robison’s throwing motion. It’s sort of that “catcher’s” throwing motion in which it is short, compact, and quick. His accuracy is uncanny for a quarterback of his age. You never see him leave ball that a defender could make a play on. Those are some tools that translate to the next level when a young quarterback gets used to the speed of the game. Adding onto his skills throwing the football, Robison has above average foot speed that makes him respectable on zone-reads– something Lincoln Riley has added to this offense.
With Kyler Murray, Austin Kendall, and Baker Mayfield already in the quarterback room, Chris Robison is going to be able to be a sponge in his first year. The 4-star will benefit from bulking up and learning under Lincoln Riley and Baker Mayfield in a redshirt year. After the 2017 season, the quarterback race will heat up, and expect Chris Robison to be in the thick of things.
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