Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Chris Robison is transferring to Florida Atlantic to join Lane Kiffin’s program, the QB announced via Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley announced Robison’s dismissal from the team earlier this month.
Robison was a four-star prospect out of Mesquite (TX) High School and was in Norman this spring as an early enrollee. After a solid performance in the Spring Game, Robison was arrested later that night for public intoxication. At Big 12 Media Days last month, Riley told members of the media that Robison was not on campus and was working on some “personal issues”, but he was still expected to be with the team in the fall. About two weeks later, Robison was no longer a Sooner.
There are certainly worse landing spots for a young and promising quarterback. He’ll have to wait his turn behind Last Chance U star De’Andre Johnson, but if Kiffin and offensive coordinator Kendal Briles do indeed stick around for the entirety of Robison’s time there (that’s a very big “if”), Robison will have an opportunity to put up some serious numbers and impress NFL scouts. He’ll of course have to keep his nose clean, but hopefully he’s learned from his mistakes. I have no doubt that Robison has the talent to be a success in Boca Raton, and I sincerely wish him all the best down there.