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November 7, 2012

Alexander's First Week on Commit List Leads to MVP

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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
    California ranking: No. 4
    Athlete ranking: No. 33


    Date of Commitment: Nov. 5, 2012

    Others Considered: Arkansas, Kansas State

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Week 11 MVP Just days before his commitment to Oklahoma Alexander had a big night with 10-tackles and a 28-yard interception return for touchdown - that ended up being the game winner that got Booker T. into the playoffs, beating Bartlesville 21-20.

    Next Week: Booker T. (6-4) is travelling to Jenks in the first round of the Oklahoma 6A playoffs.

    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 had a solid performance in a big game against rival Pearland with three catches for 87-yards including a 42-yard touchdown.

    Next Week: Manvel (8-1) is hosting Pasadena South Houston.

    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 got another lopsided win after a few rough weeks with a 49-0 demolition of Clovis East.

    Next Week: Central East (8-2) is hosting Tulare Union in the first round of 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 faced one of their toughest tests of the year but another week, another win as they downed Cinco Ranch 35-21.

    Next Week: Katy (9-0) is travelling to Houston Memorial.

    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: In a 42-6 demolition of Cy-Springs Ford 163-yards and two touchdowns (7, 57) on just 12 carries.

    Next Week: Cypress Ranch (6-3) is travelling to Cy-Falls.

    ARMANTI FOREMAN - 2014
    5-foot-11, 175-pounds
    Texas City, Texas
    Primary Recruiter: Jay Norvell
    Rivals100 ranking: N/A
    Texas ranking: N/A
    Safety ranking: N/A


    Date of Commitment: October 1, 2012

    Others Considered: N/A

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Foreman had a big night with an 80-yard touchdown catch and another on a 69-yard punt return on his way to 207-all purpose yards in Texas City's lopsided 48-10 win over Santa Fe.

    Next Week: Texas City (7-2) is hosting Baytown Lee.

    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 held Sunset to just 37-yard of total offense and 32-yards rushing on 21-carries during a 68-6 win.

    Next Week: Jesuit (7-2) is travelling to Richardson.

    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 held Ponca City to just 36-yards rushing as the defense collected five sacks as they downed the Wildcats 47-0.

    Next Week: Union (8-2) is hosting Westmoore in the first round of the Oklahoma 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 another big nignt snagging eight passes for 138-yards along with a 40-yard touchdown.

    Next Week: Jenks (8-2) is hosting Tulsa Booker T. Washington in the first round 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: Taylor had five catches for almost 80-yards and a touchdown while putting in work at cornerback for the Cardinals in a 42-7 win that clinched a district championship.

    Next Week: East Central (6-4) is hosting Shawnee in the first round 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 collected another lopsided win as they begin to approach the regular season downing Belen Jesuit 56-0.

    Next Week: Central (6-2) is hosting North Miami Beach.

    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: Thomas, during a 70-0 beating to Carrollton R.L. Turner, was a perfect 12-for-12 for 237-yards and four touchdowns (45, 37, 10, 32).

    Next Week: Heritage (8-1) is travelling to Hurst L.D. Bell.

    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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