Oklahoma picked up a pair of football commitments Monday — one somewhat expected, the other a bit unexpected.
The surprise came from North Royalton (Ohio) St. Edward tight end Sam Grant, who chose the Sooners over Michigan.
St. Edward athletic director Paul Michalko confirmed the commitment to Rivals.com on Monday morning.
Cornerback Zack Sanchez's commitment was less of a surprise after he visited Norman over the weekend despite being committed to Baylor.
Sanchez announced his decision on Twitter, first tweeting the time of his announcement, then posting, “Officially a Oklahoma Sooner !!! #BOOMERSOONER” just after 4:30 p.m.
At the same time, another Sooners target was announcing his decision to go elsewhere as Washington high school offensive lineman Zach Banner picked USC over Oklahoma and Washington.
Grant was the Sooners 20th commitment with Sanchez becoming No. 21.
They can sign beginning Wednesday.
Five players from the class — Kass Everett, Brannon Green, Taylor McNamara, Trey Metoyer and Chaz Nelson — are already on campus.
Grant (6-foot-6, 240 pounds) was committed to Boston College before reopening his recruitment in early December.
He visited Michigan and Arkansas in December before traveling to Norman in early January.
Grant was believed to be leaning toward Michigan, where high school teammate Kyle Kalis is committed.
Instead, he became the Sooners fourth commitment at tight end, joining Green, McNamara and Florida high schooler Laith Harlow.
Sanchez visited Norman over the weekend after visiting Baylor — where he had been committed since July — a week before.
Sanchez is likely to be a cornerback to start at OU but has also seen significant time at safety.
The Sooners have made a strong effort at bringing defensive backs in after the recent decommitments of Mesquite, Texas, cornerback De'Vante Harris and Wagoner's Kevin Peterson. Harris switched to Texas A&M, while Peterson changed to Oklahoma State.
Sanchez joins Everett as the only committed defensive backs in OU's class, although Daniel Brooks and Derrick Woods could possibly wind up on the defensive side.
The Sooners are still making a push for defensive backs, with St. Petersburg (Fla.) Gibbs' Gary Simon set to announce on signing day and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral receiver/defensive back Davonte Neal making his decision after signing day.
Sanchez gives the Sooners two commits from the four weekend visitors, joining College of the Canyons offensive lineman Will Latu, who committed Saturday.
Edmond Santa Fe defensive end Michael Onuoha and junior college wide receiver Courtney Gardner were the other two visitors.
Onuoha will decide between OU and Missouri and could make an announcement before signing day. Gardner, although still committed to Arkansas, has said he would wait until Wednesday before making his choice between the Sooners and Razorbacks official.