Football recruiting: Jenks' Jordan Smallwood commits to OU

by Ryan Aber Published: June 7, 2012

Oklahoma went out of state to get an in-state player Thursday.

While Jenks was at a team camp in Bentonville, Ark., Jenks coaches got a call that the Sooners wanted to offer Trojans wide receiver Jordan Smallwood.

Less than two hours later, Smallwood was committed to the Sooners.

“The first thing you notice is his physical stature,” Jenks coach Allan Trimble told the Tulsa World. “He's big, physical and tall and plays even bigger than he is. He's a big, strong kid and a good blocker that works on blocking. He's a complete player that plays hard whether it's a run or a pass.”

The commitment was first reported by

Smallwood had offers from Eastern Illinois and Wyoming, but his recruitment was just starting to pick up when he decided to commit.

Smallwood (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) becomes the ninth commit from the 2013 class for Oklahoma and the fourth from the state.

He joins Lawton defensive end D.J. Ward, Tulsa East Central defensive back Stanvon Taylor and Tulsa Union offensive lineman Dalton Rodriguez as in-state commits.

Smallwood is the first wide receiver to commit to the Sooners for 2013.

Verbal commitments are nonbinding. The first day players can sign is Feb. 6, 2013.

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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