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2013 OU SIGNING CLASS

2013 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA SIGNING CLASS

Dominique Alexander

Dominique Alexander LB 6’2 198 Booker T. Washington HS Tulsa, Okla.
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 43 athlete by Rivals.com
No. 115 athlete by ESPN.com
No. 4 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No. 9 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
No. 12 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
Had 130 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, an INT and 14 passes defensed as a senior
Had offers from Arkansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Nebraska

Dakota Austin CB 5’11 167 Lancaster HS Lancaster, Texas
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Two-star recruit by Rivals.com
No. 87 cornerback by 247sports.com
No. 134 cornerback by Scout.com
No. 158 player in Texas by 247sports.com
Had offers from Texas Tech, Nevada, Tulsa, UNLV, Indiana and Utah State

Jed Barnett P 6’2 215 Laney College Camas, Wash.
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
Two-star recruit by 247sports.com
Two-star recruit by Rivals.com
Ranked as No. 2 JUCO punter by 247sports.com
Averaged 41.3 yards per kick on 65 attempts at Laney
14 punts inside the 20 and three touchbacks at Laney
Redshirted at University of California as a freshman
Played high school football at Union High School in Camas, Wash.
Averaged over 50.0 yards per punt and recorded 56 touchbacks as a senior in HS

Austin Bennett WR 6’0 170 Manvel HS Manvel, Texas
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 63 receiver by 247sports.com
No. 69 receiver by Scout.com
No. 71 athlete by Rivals.com
No. 117 athlete by ESPN.com
No. 74 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No. 79 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No. 154 player in Texas by ESPN.com
Caught 42 passes for 676 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior
Caught 44 passes for 785 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior
Had offers from Arkansas, Texas, Ole Miss, TCU and Utah
Hatari Byrd S 6’1 195 Central East High School Fresno, Calif.
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 12 safety by 247sports.com
No. 13 safety by Scout.com
No. 14 safety by ESPN.com
No. 16 safety by Rivals.com
No. 8 player in California by 247sports.com
No. 23 player in California by Rivals.com
No. 32 player in California by ESPN.com
No. 90 player in the country by 247sports.com
Posted 97 tackles (32 solo), two INTs, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble
recoveries as a senior
Had two tackles in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Game
Selected for the 2013 Gridiron Kings Game
Selected for the 2013 The Opening summer prospect camp
Had offers from Arizona State, California, Georgia, Notre Dame, Mississippi, Notre Dame and UCLA

Dannon Cavil WR 6’5 205 James Madison HS San Antonio, Texas
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 35 wide receiver by ESPN.com
No. 100 wide receiver by 247sports.com
No. 61 wide receiver by Scout.com
No. 32 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No. 71 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No. 93 player in Texas by Rivals.com
Early enrollee at OU
Recorded 33 catches, 720 yards and seven TDs as a senior
Had offers from Cal, Texas, Baylor, Clemson, Mississippi State and South Carolina
Christian Daimler OL 6’6 270 Stratford HS Houston, Texas
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 43 OT by Scout.com
No. 80 OT by 247sports.com
No. 95 OT by ESPN.com
No. 162 OT by 247sports.com
No. 158 player in Texas by ESPN.com
Has added 71 pounds to his frame over last three years
Had offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Texas A&M, Washington State & UNLV

Matt Dimon DE 6’2 252 Katy HS Katy, Texas
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 22 strongside DE by ESPN.com
No. 23 strongside DE by 247sports.com
No. 23 strongside DE by Scout.com
No. 25 strongside DE by Rivals.com
No. 40 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No. 54 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No. 62 player in Texas by 247sports.com
Key defensive player on Class 5A State Championship team
Had 55 tackles, 12.0 sacks and six forced fumbles as a senior
Offers from Missouri, Mississippi, Baylor, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Arkansas
Jordan Evans LB 6’3 210 Norman North HS Norman, Okla.
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
Two-star recruit by Scout.com
No. 45 OLB by Rivals.com
No. 82 OLB by ESPN.com
No. 117 OLB by 247sports.com
No. 6 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No. 12 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
No. 14 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
Had 94 tackles (72 solo), 9.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a senior
Also rushed 51 times for 335 yards with five TDs as a senior
Had 87 tackles, 2.0 sacks, three INTs and a forced fumble as a junior
Returned four kickoff returns and two punt returns for TDs during his prep career
Father, Scott Evans, was a three-time all-Big Eight defensive tackle at Oklahoma (1988-90)
Had offers from Air Force, Colorado State, Navy and UNLV

Keith Ford RB 5’11 208 Cypress Ranch HS Cypress, Texas
Five-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by PrepStar.com
Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150
No. 3 running back by ESPN.com
No. 4 running back by 247sports.com
No. 5 running back by Scout.com
No. 7 running back by Rivals.com
No. 2 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No. 4 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No. 6 player in Texas by Rivals.com
Started at running back for the White team in the Under Armour All-American Game
Rushed for 1868 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior
Rushed for 1296 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore
Played on all special teams
Had offers from Alabama, Florida St., Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin

Kerrick Huggins DL 6’3 289 Skyline HS Dallas, Texas
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by PrepStar.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
No. 11 defensive tackle by Rivals.com
No. 22 defensive tackle by 247sports.com
No. 27 defensive tackle by Scout.com
No. 39 defensive tackle by ESPN.com
No. 21 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No. 39 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No. 69 player in Texas by ESPN.com
Was a three-year prep starter
Recorded 51 tackles, 17 TFLs, 4.5 sacks and five passes defensed as a senior
Also returned INT for 46-yard TD
Had offers from Texas A&M, Colorado State and Texas Tech

Cody Thomas

L.J. Moore CB 6’1 175 Central East HS Fresno, Calif.
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by 247Sports.com
No. 17 cornerback by Rivals.com
No. 19 cornerback by 247Sports.com.
No. 24 cornerback by Scout.com
No. 29 cornerback by ESPN.com
No. 9 safety by MaxPreps.com
No. 20 player in California by Rivals.com
No. 28 player in California by 247Sports.com
No. 41 player in California by MaxPreps.com
No. 46 player in California by ESPN.com
No. 60 player in the region by ESPN.com
No. 194 player in the nation by Rivals.com
No. 244 player in the nation by 247Sports.com
No. 323 player in the nation by Prepstar
No. 333 player in the nation by MaxPreps.com
Spent a portion of his senior campaign as a quarterback, racking up 680 rushing yards, 376 passing yards
Working at cornerback, finished his senior campaign with 47 tackles (15 solo), three INTs and
returned a fumble for a 60-yard TD
Had offers from Arizona State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Texas Tech and UCLA

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo DE 6’3 220 Alief Taylor HS Houston, Texas
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 15 defensive end by 247sports.com
No. 32 defensive end by Rivals.com
No. 52 defensive end by Scout.com
No. 60 defensive end by ESPN.com
No. 55 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No. 60 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No. 120 player in Texas by ESPN.com
Had offers from Oklahoma State, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado State, West Virginia, Texas Tech and Utah

Matthew Romar DL 6’3 268 Memorial High School Port Arthur, Texas
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
No. 44 defensive tackle by 247sports.com
No. 48 defensive tackle by Rivals.com
No. 50 defensive tackle by ESPN.com
No. 90 defensive tackle by Scout.com
No. 91 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No. 91 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No. 91 player in Texas by 247sports.com
Had 100 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, and INT and a forced fumble as a senior
Had 12 carries for 55 yards with eight rushing touchdowns
Was the defensive MVP for District 21-5A
Had offers from Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri and Texas Tech

Quincy Russell DT 6’4 315 Trinity Valley CC San Antonio, Texas
First team NJCAA All-American
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by PrepStar.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
No. 7 defensive tackle by 247sports.com
Ranked 7th best JUCO DT by 247sports.com
Ranked 37th best JUCO player by 247sports.com
A 2012 NJCAA Football First Team All-American at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas
Tallied 75 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks last season at Trinity Valley. Also broke up five passes, forced a fumble and recovered another fumble.
Was a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com coming out of high school
Attended Sam Houston H.S. in San Antonio, Texas, prior to enrolling at Trinity Valley
Had 102 tackles, seven TFLs, 3.0 sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumblerecovery as a prep senior
Had offers from Baylor, Miami, Nebraska, TCU and Texas Tech

Dionte Savage OL 6’5 345 Arizona Western CC Flint, Mich.
Two-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
No. 5 JUCO OG by 247sports.com
No. 22 JUCO player in Arizona by 247sports.com
Had offers from Baylor, Fresno State, Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia
Jordan Smallwood WR 6’2 190 Jenks HS Jenks, Okla.
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 66 wide receiver by ESPN.com
No. 104 wide receiver by Scout.com
No. 111 wide receiver by 247sports.com
No. 4 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
No. 5 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No. 7 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
Caught two passes for 50 yards in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Caught two passes for 50 yards and two TDs in Oklahoma 6A State Championship game
Caught 50 passes for 763 yards and 11 touchdowns as a prep senior

Josiah St. John OL 6’6 305 Trinity Valley CC Toronto, Canada
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by PrepStar.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
No. 6 junior college recruit by ESPN.com
Had offers from Kansas, Baylor, Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida State, Mississippi, Oregon State,Texas A&M, Texas Tech, West Virginia

Stanvon Taylor CB 5’11 175 East Central HS Tulsa, Okla.
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 1 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
No. 2 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
No. 2 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No. 8 athlete by Rivals.com
No. 8 wide receiver by 247sports.com
No. 20 athlete by ESPN.com
No. 88 player by 247sports.com
Named Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma
Selected for the 2013 Gridiron Kings game
Caught 67 passes for 1,100 yards and two touchdowns as a senior
Rushed for 301 yards and two TDs
Recorded 53 tackles and posted four interceptions, including one for a TD
Had offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Tulsa, and Indiana

Ahmad Thomas CB 6’1 205 Miami Central HS Miami, Fla.
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by Rivals.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 27 safety by 247sports.com
No. 58 safety by ESPN.com
No. 36 safety by Scout.com
No. 44 player in Florida by 247sports.com
No. 71 player in Florida by Rivals.com
No. 161 player in Florida by ESPN.com
Leader of prep team that won Florida Class 6A Championship two out of last three years
Selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Game
Had 82 tackles, a sack and an INT as a junior
Had offers from Auburn, Florida State, Notre Dame, North Carolina State and West Virginia
Early enrollee at OU

L.J. Moore

Cody Thomas QB 6’5 220 Heritage HS Colleyville, Texas
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 7 quarterback by Rivals.com
No. 6 quarterback by 247sports.com
No. 13 quarterback by ESPN.com
No. 9 player in Texas by 247sports.com
No. 13 player in Texas by Rivals.com
No. 23 player in Texas by ESPN.com
Passed for 4,154 yards and 51 touchdowns as a senior
Passed for 3,057 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior
Selected for the 2013 Elite 11 quarterback finals
Also was a prep baseball standout
Held a part-time job at a Tom Thumb grocery store during his high school career
Had offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Florida, Auburn, LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame,
USC, Oklahoma State, Oregon and TCU

Charles Walker DL 6’3 280 South Garland HS Garland, Texas
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
Two-star recruit by Rivals.com
No. 40 defensive tackle by ESPN.com
No. 49 defensive tackle by 247sports.com
No. 67 defensive tackle by Scout.com
No. 75 player in Texas by ESPN.com
No. 104 player in Texas by 247sports.com
Had offers from Colorado State and Iowa State
D.J. Ward DE 6’2 245 Southmoore HS Moore, Okla.
Four-star recruit by Rivals.com
Four-star recruit by ESPN.com
Four-star recruit by Scout.com
Four-star recruit by 247sports.com
Four-star recruit by PrepStar.com
Ranked in ESPNU Top 150
No. 1 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com
No. 1 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com
No. 2 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com
No. 11 defensive end by Scout.com
No. 12 defensive end by ESPN.com
No. 13 defensive end by 247sports.com
Selected for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Sat out his senior season due to transfer restrictions
Posted 75 tackles, 11.0 sacks, nine forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a junior at LawtonH.S
Had offers from Arizona, Auburn, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas Tech and TexasA&M

K.J. Young WR 6’1 182 Citrus Hill HS Perris, Calif.
Three-star recruit by Scout.com
Three-star recruit by ESPN.com
Three-star recruit by 247sports.com
Three-star recruit by PrepStar.com
No. 84 wide receiver by ESPN.com
No. 96 wide receiver by 247sports.com
No. 65 wide receiver by Scout.com
No. 68 player in California by ESPN.com
No. 81 player in California by 247sports.com
Caught 91 passes for 1,593 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior
Had offers from Oregon, Nebraska, UNLV, Boise State, Colorado State, and UTEP

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