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October 13, 2012

Future Sooners: Thomas Keeps Rolling

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    Oklahoma's class of 2013 is hitting it's stride as we hit the mid-season and week five was no different with several big performances from numerous future Sooners.



    University of Oklahoma's Class of 2013

    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 got going again with five catches for 59-yards and two touchdowns (9, 6) in a 48-0 win over Pasadena Dobie.

    Next Week: Manvel (5-1) is travelling Pasadena.

    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: In spite of yet another strong performance from Byrd and the rest of his defense, the Grizzlies lost for the first time in 2012 15-12 to Clovis.

    Next Week: Central East (6-1) is hosting Clovis North.

    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 had two sacks as the Tigers just keep rolling this time crushing Katy Taylor 56-7.

    Next Week: Katy (6-0) is travelling to Katy Seven Lakes.

    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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    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Ranch, against a drastically overmatched Cy-Lakes team, only put Ford on the field for the first half. But in limited use he had seven carries for 65-yards, including a 23-yard touchdown and one 22-yard catch.

    Next Week: Cypress Ranch (4-2) is travelling to Cy-Woods.

    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

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Mastrogiovanni and Jesuit keep their big season going with a 59-7 win over W.T. White.

    Next Week: Jesuit (5-1) is hosting Lake Highlands.

    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

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Rodriguez and the Redskins are setting into their typical midseason form with another lopsided win, this time over Sand Springs 59-7.

    Next Week: Union (5-2) is hosting Bartlesville.

    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 five catches for 47-yards and helped the Jenks ground game pound it's way to big numbers in the second half while downing Westmoore 38-14.

    Next Week: Jenks (5-2) is travelling to Muskogee.

    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

    Video Reel

    The Skinny: Taylor had a pair of touchdowns while East Central put a beatdown on Grove, 50-20.

    Next Week: East Central (7-0) is hosting Collinsville on Thurs., Oct. 18.

    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 had the week off.

    Next Week: Central (3-2) is hosting Carol City on Thurs., Oct. 18.

    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: Week 6 MVP Thomas had yet another massive night for the Panthers with his third seven touchdown outing of the year. In a 56-49 win over Irving MacArthur Thomas was 26-of-43 for 541 yards and the seven scores.

    Next Week: Heritage (5-1) is hosting Irving.

    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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