Lamar Robbins: 'Great time' on OU visit 

November, 27, 2012
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The third time was the charm. Three-star cornerback Lamar Robbins (Miami/Southridge) had been on two previous official visits only to see the school he was visiting get wiped out.

It happened the first time at Purdue when Michigan rolled the Boilermakers. Then it happened last month when Kansas State blew out West Virginia.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comThree-star cornerback Lamar Robbins has two more official visits left, though he isn't sure which schools he will visit.
And when Oklahoma State took a 14-0 lead on Oklahoma on Saturday, Robbins thought it was going to happen again. The Sooners made sure it didn’t happen one more time, coming from behind for a thrilling 51-48 overtime victory against their Bedlam rival.

“The win. The win stood out. Finally,” Robbins said. “It was definitely important to me to see them come back and show the heart that they did.”

Strangely enough, had Robbins visited OU when he first intended, he wouldn’t have seen a victory. Robbins was originally scheduled to visit last month for OU’s home game against Notre Dame. A last-minute high school game schedule change forced him to stay home and not see the Irish win at Owen Field.

Robbins had been told a lot about Oklahoma, but what he was told was wrong, said Robbins.

“It was a lot more than what people say it is,” Robbins said. “They told me Oklahoma is in the middle of nowhere. That was a lie. It was a great time and a great experience.”

But not enough of a great experience to commit. Robbins said he thought about committing to OU on the visit, but he wants to take a little more time to think about things.

One thing he is considering is taking more visits. With three official visits in the books, Robbins can take two more to different schools, although he is not sure which ones they would be at this point.

Robbins was initially hosted by OU safety Tony Jefferson. But with Jefferson’s mother in town, Robbins didn’t spend as much time with Jefferson as he did with another member of the Cali Trio, wide receiver Kenny Stills.

“The way Tony carries himself, he definitely has a lot of swagger,” Robbins said. “And Kenny, man, everybody wanted Kenny’s autograph Saturday night. People were asking, ‘Kenny, can you sign my ball?’ It was constant. OU loves Kenny.”

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