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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
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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 wasn't asked to do a lot as Manvel completely overwhelmed Pasadena 70-3.
Next Week: Manvel (6-1) is hosting Pasadena.
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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 seemed to be cruising for the first portion of the season but after a surprising loss last week were pummeled by Clovis North, 50-7.
Next Week: Central East (6-2) is hosting Clovis West.
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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 had a crucial sack, multiple quarterback hurries and a couple of tackles for loss as Katy downed rivals Katy Seven Lakes 38-13.
Next Week: Katy (7-0) is travelling to Houston Strake Jesuit on Sat., Oct. 27.
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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: Ranch, in a huge game for their district title hopes came up just short in overtime against Cy-Woods, 40-37. On the night Ford had 28 rushes for 108-yards and a touchdown. He also had two catches for 101-yardss and another score.
Next Week: Cypress Ranch (4-3) is hosting Cy-Fair.
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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: In what was a relatively quiet night for Foreman the Stingarees collected a dominant 42-0 win over Galveston Ball.
Next Week: Texas City (5-2) is hosting Galena Park.
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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 couldn't quite get going against Lake Highlands, falling to a last second field goal 20-17.
Next Week: Jesuit (5-2) is travelling to Richardson Pearce.
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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 are closing in on another run toward a state title with another lopsided win, this time over Bartlesville 49-14.
Next Week: Union (6-2) is travelling to Booker T. Washington.
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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 his biggest night so far on the year with four catches for 130-yards including a 60-yard touchdown.
Next Week: Jenks (6-2) is hosting Bixby.
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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 8 MVP Taylor continues to play up to his lofty status throwing a 71-yard touchdown pass and catching two more (12, 17). He also had several other catches, including one of 45-yards and shined on defense in front of Mike Stoops, who attended the first half of the Cardinals 36-26 win over Collinsville.
Next Week: East Central (8-0) is travelling to Tahlequah.
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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 took advantage after a week off scoring a 49-32 win over Carol City.
Next Week: Central (4-2) is hosting Miami Northwestern.
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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, by his lofty standard, had a pedestrian night with just three touchdowns and 241-yards on 12-for-19 passing.
Next Week: Heritage (6-1) is travelling to Irving Nimitz.
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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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