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November 18, 2012

Future Sooners: Ford Makes History for Cy-Ranch

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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

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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
    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 their Texas 5A first round playoff game against PA Memorial 49-37. In the game Bennett had two catches for 37-yards, including a long of 26.

    Next Week: Manvel (10-1) is meeting Dulles in the second round of the Texas 5A division two playoffs on Fri. Nov. 22 @ 1 p.m.

    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 Bakersfield 42-28.

    Next Week: Central East (10-2) is hosting Bakersfield Liberty in the third 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 just keep clobbering the competition, this time with a 77-7 win over Houston Westbury in the first round of playoffs in which Dimon had several tackles in just a half of action.

    Next Week: Katy (11-0) is meeting Langham Creek in the second round of the Texas 5A division two playoffs on Thursday Nov. 23 at noon 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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    The Skinny: Week 13 MVPFord and his Ranch teammates got the first playoff win in school history with a 42-36 win over Nimitz. In the game Ford had 23 carries for 157-yards and two touchdowns (10, 1), he also had a 67-yard touchdown reception.

    Next Week: Cypress Ranch (7-4) is meeting Houston Memorial on Thursday Nov. 23 at Houston Tully in the second 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 had a massive outing dropping 204-yards and a 67-yard touchdown on just five receptions in a 58-17 demolition of Lamar Consolidated.

    Next Week: Texas City (9-2) is meeting Fort Bend Marshall Thurs. Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. 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

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    The Skinny: Mastrogiovanni and Jesuit downed McKinney Boyd 45-10 aside from helping the Rangers put together a stifling defensive performance he also managed a pair of touchdown receptions.

    Next Week: Jesuit (9-2) is meeting Longview at Wildcat-Ram stadium at 7 p.m. 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

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    The Skinny: Rodriguez and the Redskins held Edmond Santa Fe to just 28-yards rushing as they dominated the Wolves 52-19.

    Next Week: Union (10-2) is meeting Jenks at Broken Arrow in the semifinals 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 a relatively quiet game as the Trojans powered out huge numbers on the ground in a 34-12 win over Edmond North.

    Next Week: Jenks (10-2) is meeting Tulsa Union in the semifinals 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

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    The Skinny: Taylor got off to a slow start with a fumble that led to a Guthrie touchdown. However, he had two touchdown catches of his own (89, 14). On defense Taylor had an interception with a 24-yard return and a key tackle on a Bluejay fake field goal attempt. The Cardinal won 20-13 over a Guthrie team that had ended their season two years in a row.

    Next Week: East Central (8-4) is meeting McAlester at Muskogee in the semifinals 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 Archbishop McCarthy 59-7.

    Next Week: Central (8-2) is meeting Miami Northwestern in the second 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. This time in a 50-24 win over Lewisville Hebron Thomas went 32-for-43 for 416-yards and four touchdowns (4, 51, 17, 18). He also rushed for 41-yards on five carries and a two-yard touchdown run.

    Next Week: Heritage (10-1) is meeting Waco Midway at Midlothian at 1 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 24 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: Thomas had trouble getting going against Norman North and failed to eclipse 50-yards as the Tigers' season came to an end falling 24-16 to the Timberwolves.

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

    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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