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Recruiting reset: How we got here

NORMAN, Okla. — With National Signing Day less than a week away, takes you on a walk down memory lane, and shows you the key recruiting-related dates over the past 12 months:

OU quarterback commit Justice Hansen attended the first Junior Day Feb. 2 and received an offer there.


2 – Oklahoma hosts its first Junior Day, and the visitors include, among others, QB Justice Hansen, RB Samaje Perine, WR Jeffery Mead and S Vontre McQuinnie; three of the four receive offers (Perine already held one), and McQuinnie commits to become the first of the 2014 class

6 – S Steven Parker is named OKPreps Junior of the Year

10 – QB Justice Hansen and WR Mark Andrews named second-team All-Americans by 247 Sports

14 – Oklahoma offers LB Curtis Bolton

20 – Oklahoma offers WR Dallis Todd

24 – Oklahoma offers OG Natrell Curtis


Five-star running back Joe Mixon selected the Sooners at the U.S. Army All-American Game, choosing them over Cal, UCLA and Wisconsin.

9 – Oklahoma hosts its second Junior Day, and LB Tay Evans attends, among other visitors

12 – WR Mark Andrews unofficially visits Oklahoma

13 – RB Samaje Perine commits to Oklahoma

28 – OT Alex Dalton unofficially visits Oklahoma


13 – QB Justice Hansen commits to Oklahoma; WR Dallis Todd unofficially visits Oklahoma

15 – WR Dallis Todd commits to Oklahoma


Running back Samaje Perine became OU's second commitment on March 13. Perine is one of three Sooner commits for running back coach Cale Gundy.

6 – Bobby Jack Wright visits CB Marcus Green and offers him

7 – Tim Kish visits LB Curtis Bolton and makes big impression

12 – CB Marcus Green commits to Oklahoma

15 – Oklahoma offers CB Tito Windham

16 – CB Tito Windham names Oklahoma his leader

17 – OT Alex Dalton and CB Tito Windham commit to Oklahoma; Oklahoma offers TE Carson Meier

22 – TE Carson Meier commits to Oklahoma


It took just two days for cornerback Tito Windham to pull the trigger on Bobby Jack Wright's Oklahoma offer.

2 – TE’s Jeremy Smith and Payton Prince, DT’s Brandon Glenn, Garrald McDowell, DJ Williams, Armon Watts, Travonte Valentine, DE’s Justin Hollins, Jordan Brailford and Grant Blankenship, S Steven Parker, CB Payton Hendrix, K’s Rafael Gaglianone, Mikhail Ellis, Cole Hedlund and Adam Centers and commits, QB Justice Hansen, S Vontre McQuinnie and CB Marcus Green, among others, attend Oklahoma Elite Prospect Camp

11 – Oklahoma offers LB Tay Evans and DT Brandon Glenn

14 – DT Brandon Glenn unofficially visits Oklahoma and commits

22 – WR Jeffery Mead commits to Oklahoma


2 – LB Tay Evans commits to Oklahoma


2 – WR Mark Andrews unofficially visits Oklahoma again and commits

Defensive tackle Brandon Glenn unofficially visited Oklahoma June 14 and committed then, just three days after earning an offer.

14 – Oklahoma offers CB Jordan Thomas

23 – LB Curtis Bolton commits to Oklahoma


6 – TE DeAndre Goolsby, WR commit Mark Andrews and CB commit Tito Windham take officials to Oklahoma; OC Jonathan Alvarez unofficially visits Oklahoma for West Virginia game

10 – OT Joseph Paul de-commits from Florida; OC Jonathan Alvarez names Oklahoma his leader, then commits later in the day


4 – Oklahoma hosts its first of two major recruiting weekends during the 2013-14 season with elite ATH’s Michiah Quick and Adoree’ Jackson, RB Joe Mixon, S Steven Parker, LB’s Dwight Williams and commit Tay Evans, JUCO LB Devante Bond and defensive tackles Tashon Smallwood and Ainuu Taua all in attendance for the TCU game

8 – OG Natrell Curtis commits to Washington

Center Jonathan Alvarez committed four days after his unofficial visit for the West Virginia game.

11 – RB Joe Mixon names Oklahoma his leader

18 – Oklahoma QB quarterback Justice Hansen suffers season-ending ankle injury

25 – WR’s KD Cannon and commit Dallis Todd officially visit Oklahoma for Texas Tech game

31 – Jay Boulware visits JUCO TE Isaac Ijalana; Oklahoma offers HB Dimitri Flowers


6 – HB Dimitri Flowers de-commits from Boise State and commits to Oklahoma

8 – TE DeAndre Goolsby commits to Florida over Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas State

15 – Oklahoma hosts huge recruiting weekend with running back De’Chavon Hayes, JUCO TE Isaac Ijalana, JUCO offensive tackles Sebastian Tretola and Fahn Cooper, offensive tackle Kenyon Frison, OG Natrell Curtis, DE Dwayne Orso, cornerbacks Arrion Springs and John Plattenburg Jr. all visiting for the Iowa State game

TE/H-back Dimitri Flowers de-committed from Boise State and committed to Oklahoma on the same day, Nov. 6.

17 – JUCO TE Isaac Ijalana commits to Oklahoma; DE Dwayne Orso switches commitment from Western Kentucky to Oklahoma

18 – JUCO LB Devante Bond commits to Oklahoma

21 – RB Joe Mixon named semifinalist for the 2014 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award

26 – Oklahoma LB commit Tay Evans earns 10-5A first-team all-district selection


1 – Cale Gundy visits RB Joe Mixon for the final time before his announcement

2 – TE Isaac Ijalana de-commits from Oklahoma

4 – Bob Stoops and Jerry Montgomery put the full court press on Deondre Clark and make a major power play with an in-home visit for the local stud LSU commit

JUCO linebacker Devante Bond selected the Sooners over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

6 – TE Isaac Ijalana officially visits Purdue, his first visit after de-committing

11 – Jay Boulware again visits TE Isaac Ijalana

13 – JUCO RB De’Chavon Hayes, who the Crystal Ball had 71 percent Oklahoma, chooses Arizona State Sun Devils over the Sooners; Lukayus McNeil, one of Oklahoma’s two final offensive tackle targets, visits officially

15 – TE Isaac Ijalana re-commits to Oklahoma

18 – Oklahoma LB commit Devante Bond signs letter of intent; JUCO offensive tackle Sebastian Tretola chooses Arkansas over Oklahoma and signs letter of intent with the Hogs

19 – OG Natrell Curtis de-commits from Washington; Oklahoma RB commit Samaje Perine is named an Associated Press Class 5A second-team all-state selection

21 – Oklahoma CB commit Marcus Green wins Texas 5A Division II State Title

23 – Oklahoma offers OT Joseph Paul; CB Tito Windham earns his fourth star and 91 rating

JUCO tight end Isaac Ijalana re-committed to Oklahoma and signed after de-committing.

24 – RB Joe Mixon named second-team All-USA by USA Today; S Steven Parker named first-team All-USA by USA Today

30 – OG Natrell Curtis names Oklahoma his leader


2 – Oklahoma QB commit Justice Hansen takes in events at Under Armour All-America Game

4 – Oklahoma WR commit Mark Andrews, as well as targets, RB Joe Mixon, OT Natrell Curtis and OT Jordan Sims and LB Dwight Williams compete in the U.S. Army All-American Game; Mixon commits to Oklahoma over California, UCLA and Wisconsin, then wins MVP, while Williams selects UCLA instead of Oklahoma and other suitors

5 – Oklahoma commits, WR Dallis Todd, TE Carson Meier, and CB’s Marcus Green and Tito Windham, plus targets OT Kenyon Frison, four-technique Deondre Clark and S Steven Clark compete in the Semper-Fidelis Bowl

8 – OT Joseph Paul commits to Oklahoma

6 – OG Natrell Curtis commits to Oklahoma

17 – Oklahoma commits, RB Samaje Perine, LB Curtis Bolton, TE Carson Meier and OT Joseph Paul, plus targets, S Steven Parker, CB Jordan Thomas, defensive end Deondre Clark and four-technique Courtney Garnett officially visit Oklahoma

18 – LB Devante Bond and TE Isaac Ijalana enroll at Oklahoma

19 – CB Jordan Thomas commits to Oklahoma

27 – DE Deondre Clark visits Oklahoma for Bedlam basketball game and is displeased with result of fans chanting “left, right, left right” to brother Stevie after he fouls out

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