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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
Oklahoma 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: Booker T. (6-5) ended their season in the first round of the playoffs.
Next Week: N/A
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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 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.
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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 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.
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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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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.
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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: 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.
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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

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Date of Commitment: October 1, 2012
Others Considered: N/A
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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.
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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 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.
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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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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.
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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 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.
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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: 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.
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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 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.
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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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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.
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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

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Date of Commitment: November 18, 2012
Others Considered: OSU, LSU, Ark., Clem.
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The Skinny: Broken Arrow (8-4) ended their season in the second round of the playoffs.
Next Week: N/A
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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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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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