December 10, 2012

Dimon Wins Battle of Future Sooners

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    Oklahoma's commitments are closing in on their playoff runs and were led by several big performances from numerous future Sooners.









    University of Oklahoma's Class of 2013 & 2014 Commitments






    DOMINIQUE ALEXANDER
    class=style3>6-foot-1, 190-pounds
    Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington
    Primary Recruiter: Tim Kish
    Oklahoma ranking: No. 4
    Athlete ranking: No. 33

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    Date of Commitment: Nov. 5, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas, Kansas State


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-Dominique-Alexander-1108316"
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    The Skinny: Booker T. (6-5) ended their season in the first round of the playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A







    AUSTIN BENNETT
    class=style3>6-foot, 170-pounds
    Manvel, Texas
    Primary Recruiter: Jay Norvell
    Texas ranking: No. 56
    Wide Receiver ranking: No. 65

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    Date of Commitment: June 20, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas, WVU, TCU


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Austin-Bennett-Highlights-1-1097231"
    target=_blank>Video Reel

    The Skinny: Manvel (11-2) ended their season in the third round of the Texas 5A division two playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A.







    HATARI BYRD
    class=style3>6-foot-1, 190-pounds
    Fresno (Calif.) Central East
    Primary Recruiter: Mike Stoops
    Rivals250 ranking: 168
    California ranking: No. 20
    Safety ranking: No. 14

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    Date of Commitment: July 31, 2012

    Others Considered: UCLA, Notre Dame, Cal


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-Hatari-Byrd-1102565"
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    The
    Skinny:
    Central East (11-3) ended their season in the Division 1 CIF Central section finals.

    Next Week: N/A.







    MATT DIMON
    class=style3>6-foot-3, 252-pounds
    Katy, Texas
    Primary Recruiter: Bobby Jack Wright
    Texas ranking: No. 67
    Defensive End ranking: No. 23



    Date of Commitment: March 13, 2012

    Others Considered: Baylor


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-Matt-Dimon-1102680"
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    The
    Skinny:
    Week 16 MVPDimon and the Tigers put a tough beat on future teammate Keith Ford and his Cy-Ranch teammates dropping the Mustangs 70-21. Dimon had a pair of sacks and multiple tackles in just over a half of action.

    Next Week: Katy (14-0) is meeting Cibolo Steele in the semifinals of the Texas 5A division two playoffs on Sat. Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at Baylor university.







    KEITH FORD
    class=style3>5-foot-11, 195-pounds
    Cypress (Texas) Ranch
    Primary Recruiter: Cale Gundy
    Rivals250 ranking: 115
    Texas ranking: No. 13
    Running Back ranking: No. 8



    Date of Commitment: March 3, 2012

    Others Considered: Florida State, Wisconsin, Alabama

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    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Keith-Ford-Highlights-2-1100649"
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    The Skinny: Ford did all that he could but it just wasn't enough against mighty Katy as his Mustangs fell 70-21 though he did manage 11-carries for 96-yards including a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He also popped for a 59-yard kickoff return in the first half.

    Next Week: Cypress Ranch (9-5) ended their season in the quarterfinals of the Texas 5A division two playoffs.







    ARMANTI FOREMAN - 2014
    class=style3>5-foot-11, 175-pounds
    Texas City, Texas
    Primary Recruiter: Jay Norvell
    Rivals250 Watch List
    Texas ranking: N/A
    Wide Receiver ranking: N/A

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    Date of Commitment: October 1, 2012

    Others Considered: N/A


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-Armanti-Foreman-1105716"
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    The Skinny: Texas City (9-3) ended their season in the second round of the Texas 4A division two playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A







    JORDAN MASTROGIOVANNI
    class=style3>6-foot-3, 225-pounds
    Dallas Jesuit
    Primary Recruiter: Tim Kish
    Texas ranking: No. 43
    Linebacker ranking: 25

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    Date of Commitment: June 14, 2012

    Others Considered: Texas A&M, Notre Dame


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-Jordan-Mastrogiovanni-1102625"
    target=_blank>Video Reel

    The Skinny: Jesuit (9-3) ended their season in the second round of the Texas 5A division two playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A







    DALTON RODRIGUEZ
    class=style3>6-foot-6, 258-pounds
    Tulsa Union
    Primary Recruiter: Bruce Kittle
    Oklahoma ranking: No. 6
    Offensive Tackle ranking: 58

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    Date of Commitment: May 5, 2012

    Others Considered: Oklahoma State


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-Dalton-Rodriguez-1102350"
    target=_blank>Video Reel

    The
    Skinny:
    Union (10-3) ended their season in the state semi-finals of the Oklahoma class 6A playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A.







    JORDAN SMALLWOOD
    class=style3>6-foot-2, 190-pounds
    Jenks, Okla.
    Primary
    Recruiter: Jay Norvell
    Oklahoma ranking: No. 8
    Wide Receiver ranking: 80



    Date of Commitment: June 7, 2012

    Others Considered: Wyoming


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-Jordan-Smallwood-1101999"
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    The Skinny: Jenks (12-2) ended their season as the Oklahoma 6A state champions.

    Next Week: N/A.







    STANVON TAYLOR
    class=style3>5-foot-11, 165-pounds
    Tulsa East Central
    Primary Recruiter: Jackie Shipp
    Oklahoma ranking: No. 2
    Cornerback ranking: No. 8
    Rivals250 ranking: No. 161
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    Date of Commitment: May 4, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas and Kansas State


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Challenge-OU-commits-shine-1105554"
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    The Skinny: East Central (9-5) ended their season in the finals of the Oklahoma 5A playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A.







    AHMAD THOMAS
    class=style3>6-foot-1, 199-pounds
    Miami (Fla.) Central
    Primary Recruiter: Mike Stoops
    Florida ranking: No. 70
    Safety ranking: 36

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    Date of Commitment: May 23, 2012

    Others Considered: Missouri, Arkansas



    The Skinny: Thomas and his Central defense faced their first real test of the playoffs but held off perennial power Naples 48-33 and now head to their third straight state title game..

    Next Week: Central (10-2) is meeting Gainesville on Sat. Dec. 15 in the finals of the Florida 6A playoffs.







    CODY THOMAS
    class=style3>6-5, 220-pounds
    Colleyville (Texas) Heritage
    Primary Recruiter: Josh Heupel
    Texas ranking: No. 26
    Quarterback ranking: No. 11
    Rivals250 ranking: No. 209

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    Date of Commitment: May 17, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas, Oklahoma State, TCU


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-Cody-Thomas-1102011"
    target=_blank>Video Reel

    The
    Skinny:
    Heritage (10-2) ended their season in the second round of the Texas 5A division two playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A.







    DEVON THOMAS - 2014
    class=style3>5-foot-11, 190-pounds
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Primary Recruiter: Cale Gundy
    Rivals250 Watch List
    Oklahoma ranking: N/A
    Running Back ranking: N/A

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    Date of Commitment: November 18, 2012

    Others Considered: OSU, LSU, Ark., Clem.


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Devon-Thomas-Highlights-1-1099511"
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    The Skinny: Broken Arrow (8-4) ended their season in the second round of the playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A.







    D.J. WARD
    class=style3>6-foot-3, 245-pounds
    Moore (Okla.) Southmoore
    Primary Recruiter: Bobby Jack Wright
    Oklahoma ranking: No. 1
    Defensive End ranking: No. 6
    Rivals250 ranking: No. 132


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    Date of Commitment: April 14, 2012

    Others Considered: Oklahoma State, Texas A&M


    href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Rivals-Spotlight-DJ-Ward-Junior-Highlights-1101719"
    target=_blank>Video Reel

    The
    Skinny:
    Ward's hardship waiver to play at Southmoore has been denied by the OSSAA and as such he will not play in the 2012 season.

    Next Week: N/A.



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