Claremore Daily Progress


January 29, 2013

RECRUITING: Area football players ready to make commitments


MUSKOGEE — Other in-state commits for the Sooners are Jenks wide receiver Jordan Smallwood, Norman North linebacker Jordan Evans and Tulsa Washington athlete Dominique Alexander. All are listed by Rivals as three-star athletes. One recruit, San Antonio Madison wideout Dannon Cavil is already enrolled at OU and will participate in spring drills.

Among those left are L.J. Moore, a four-star safety from Fresno, Calif., who has OU and Oregon State at the top of his list.

Adrian Baker, a cornerback from Hollywood, Fla., who committed to Florida State before Mark Stoops left to become the head coach at Kentucky. The Sooners lost out on Dallas Jesuit linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni, a three-star who changed his commitment to A&M after the Cotton Bowl.

Three of the Cowboys’ four-star commits are receivers – Marcell Ateman, from Wylie, Texas, Fred Ross from Tyler, Texas and Dallas Skyline’s Ra’Shaad Samples. Jerel Morrow, listed as an athlete from Emporia, Kan., Tyler, Texas, rounds out the four-stars. Rivals lists no Oklahoma commits for the Cowboys although Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark visited this weekend. His older brother Stevie has signed with OSU’s basketball team.

This coming weekend, Dontre Wilson, a four-star running back from DeSoto, Texas, will visit Stillwater.

Boyd is Tulsa’s only four-star commit, according to The Hurricane have also got word from Union offensive linemen Dalton Rodriguez and Blake Mejia, Hooker defensive back Joe Bean, Broken Arrow defensive end Frankie Davis, Union running back Chris Hall, Owasso athlete Jaylen Low, Sallisaw athlete Ben Oberste, Norman High offensive lineman Zac Uhles and Metro Christian offensive lineman Zach Webb.

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