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Sooners Land Big Fish in Natural State

by:Josh McCuistion07/06/24


For Oklahoma to be so close to Arkansas, it’d be easy to think there has been plenty of talent to make its way west. But the Sooners have rarely had much success in convincing elite talent to leave Arkansas. Since 2002, only Stacey Wilkins and Tre Norwood have found their way to Norman from the Land of Opportunity.

But on Saturday afternoon? The Sooners made it two Arkansas-born stars in the 2025 class when they landed Little Rock (Ark.) Parkview Magnet four-star safety Omarion Robinson. The nation’s No. 30 safety chose the Sooners over Arkansas, Oregon, and and LSU at a ceremony just moments ago.

Robinson was offered by the Sooners way back in January of 2023. Interestingly enough, he has developed a strong bond with Oklahoma safeties coach Brandon Hall, dating back to 2021. Beyond that, the Sooners SOUL mission and overall faith-led program are key factors for Robinson.

“I like how Oklahoma is big on God under coach Brent Venables. The coaches care about the players and they develop players on and off the field. Then coach Brandon Hall and I have known each other since my freshman year, so we have a real bond with each other,” Robinson told On3’s Chad Simmons recently.

However, in the weeks leading up to his decision, there had been talk of both Arkansas and Oregon. Robinson listed both as his leader at various points, even calling the Ducks the ‘team to beat’ on June 18. The Sooners stayed the course and would eventually win out for Robinson on Saturday afternoon.

The commitment is No. 21 for Oklahoma in the 2025 class and further solidifies its spot in the country’s top 10 of the On3 team rankings.

We’ll have more with Robinson soon.

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