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

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Date of Commitment: Nov. 5, 2012
Others Considered: Arkansas, Kansas State
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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.
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AUSTIN BENNETT
>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
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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.
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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

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Date of Commitment: July 31, 2012
Others Considered: UCLA, Notre Dame, Cal
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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.
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MATT DIMON
>6-foot-3, 252-pounds
Katy, Texas
Primary Recruiter: Bobby Jack Wright
Texas ranking: No. 67
Defensive End ranking: No. 23

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Date of Commitment: March 13, 2012
Others Considered: Baylor
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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.
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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

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Date of Commitment: March 3, 2012
Others Considered: Florida State, Wisconsin, Alabama
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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.
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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

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Date of Commitment: October 1, 2012
Others Considered: N/A
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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.
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JORDAN MASTROGIOVANNI
>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
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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.
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DALTON RODRIGUEZ
>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
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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.
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JORDAN SMALLWOOD
>6-foot-2, 190-pounds
Jenks, Okla.
Primary
Recruiter: Jay Norvell
Oklahoma ranking: No. 8
Wide Receiver ranking: 80

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Date of Commitment: June 7, 2012
Others Considered: Wyoming
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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.
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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
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Date of Commitment: May 4, 2012
Others Considered: Arkansas and Kansas State
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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.
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AHMAD THOMAS
>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 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.
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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
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Date of Commitment: May 17, 2012
Others Considered: Arkansas, Oklahoma State, TCU
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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.
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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
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Date of Commitment: April 14, 2012
Others Considered: Oklahoma State, Texas A&M
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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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