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November 26, 2012

Another Huge Week for Stanvon

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


    Date of Commitment: Nov. 5, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas, Kansas State

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Booker T. (6-5) ended their season in the first round of the playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A

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


    Date of Commitment: June 20, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas, WVU, TCU

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Bennett and his Manvel teammates won another big one downing Fort Bend Dulles 39-26 with Bennett having one carry for 39-yards.

    Next Week: Manvel (11-1) is meeting Cypress-Ranch in the third round of the Texas 5A division two playoffs.

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


    Date of Commitment: July 31, 2012

    Others Considered: UCLA, Notre Dame, Cal

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Byrd and Central took another step toward a title downing Liberty 35-14 with another stellar defensive performance.

    Next Week: Central East (11-2) is meeting Clovis North in the Division 1 CIF Central section playoffs.

    MATT DIMON
    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

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Dimon and the Tigers crushed Langham Creek 49-0 in a game in which the Sooner commit led a defense that allowed just over 150-yards of total offense.

    Next Week: Katy (12-0) is meeting Laporte in the third round of the Texas 5A division two playoffs on Sat. Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. in Reliant stadium.

    KEITH FORD
    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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    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Ford and his Ranch teammates continued their historic run with a 17-7 win over Houston Memorial. On the day Ford managed 30-carries for 155-yards and a game-sealing four-yard touchdown.

    Next Week: Cypress Ranch (8-4) is meeting Manvel on Sat. Dec. 1 at the Berry Center in the third round of the Texas 5A division two playoffs.

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


    Date of Commitment: October 1, 2012

    Others Considered: N/A

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Foreman did all that he could but the Stingarees were knocked out of the playoffs by Fort Bend Marshall, 49-28. In the loss the Sooner commitment had four carries for 98-yards and a 63-yard touchdowns as well as six catches for 85-yards and a three-yard score.

    Next Week: Texas City (9-3) ended their season in the second round of the Texas 4A division two playoffs.

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


    Date of Commitment: June 14, 2012

    Others Considered: Texas A&M, Notre Dame

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Mastrogiovanni and Jesuit ran into a Longview buzzsaw and were downed 57-25.

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

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


    Date of Commitment: May 5, 2012

    Others Considered: Oklahoma State

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Rodriguez and the Redskins saw their season come to an end after a dominant Jenks squad pulled out a 41-10 victory.

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

    JORDAN SMALLWOOD
    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

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Smallwood had a near touchdown on a 36-yard catch but that didn't stop the Trojans from dominating rivals Union 41-10.

    Next Week: Jenks (11-2) is meeting Norman North in the finals of the Oklahoma 6A playoffs.

    STANVON TAYLOR
    5-foot-11, 165-pounds
    Tulsa East Central
    Primary Recruiter: Jackie Shipp
    Oklahoma ranking: No. 2
    Cornerback ranking: No. 8
    Rivals250 ranking: No. 161

    Date of Commitment: May 4, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas and Kansas State

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Week 14 MVPTaylor got a surprising test from McAlester but thanks to Taylor they pulled away late with a 26-14 over the Buffaloes. Taylor had five catches for 101-yards and two touchdowns (22, 47), he also had a huge 57-yard game-sealing touchdown run late in the game.

    Next Week: East Central (9-4) is meeting Carl Albert in Stillwater at Boone Pickens stadium in the finals of the Oklahoma 5A playoffs.

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


    Date of Commitment: May 23, 2012

    Others Considered: Missouri, Arkansas


    The Skinny: Thomas and his Central teammates dominated another win over rival Miami Northwestern, 34-7.

    Next Week: Central (9-2) is meeting Melbourne Palm Bay in the third round of the Florida 6A playoffs.

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


    Date of Commitment: May 17, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas, Oklahoma State, TCU

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Another week, another huge performance from Thomas unfortunately for him this time it wasn't enough. The Panthers fell short in a 54-44 loss to Waco Midway. Though the loss doesn't fall at Thomas' feet as he went 27-for-54 for 375-yards and four touchdowns (51, 19, 47, 6).

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

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


    Date of Commitment: November 18, 2012

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

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Broken Arrow (8-4) ended their season in the second round of the playoffs.

    Next Week: N/A

    D.J. WARD
    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



    Date of Commitment: April 14, 2012

    Others Considered: Oklahoma State, Texas A&M

    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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