STILLWATER — To ask a high school quarterback to become the next Zac Robinson is a little much. But outwardly, Enid’s Clint Chelf seems to be from the same mold of Oklahoma State’s senior-to-be quarterback.
Chelf, who is expected to sign with OSU on Feb. 4, measures 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds. Robinson is 6-foot-3, 210.
While guiding Enid to the Class 6A playoffs, Chelf proved he’s a threat both running and throwing the ball, just like Robinson.
And just like Robinson, Chelf has an uncle that portrayed Cowboy mascot Pistol Pete.
"Yeah, my uncle Brad was Pistol Pete back in the ’80s,” Chelf said.
Chelf’s family has always been divided between the Cowboys and Sooners. But Chelf has long desired the chance to play at OSU.
"I always wanted to go to OSU,” he said. "Looking at the offense at OU, that offense is not for me. The OSU offense is suited for me.”
Chelf had committed early to Tulsa, but OSU continued to show interest and finally came with a scholarship offer.
"OSU was never out of the picture,” said Enid head coach Tommy Parker. "They stayed in contact. Clint really wanted to play in the Big 12 Conference.”
And so did Chelf’s brother, Colton, who after completing his two seasons as a receiver at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M has decided to walk on at OSU. He is already enrolled and taking classes.
"Colton will find a way to get on the field at OSU,” Parker said.