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Recruiting notebook: Oklahoma lands Texas teammates

Edmond Santa Fe's Justice Hansen gets an offer from OU at its junior day.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jason Kersey Published: February 2, 2013

Lancaster, Texas, was very good to Oklahoma on Saturday.

The Sooners picked up a pair of commitments from the south Dallas suburb within a few hours.

First, senior cornerback Dakota Austin committed to the Sooners on Saturday morning, then 2014 outside linebacker/safety Vontre McQuinnie committed later in the day.

The commitments were first reported by

Austin (5-foot-11, 167 pounds) visited Nevada and UNLV in the two weekends before his visit to Norman. He also had offers from Tulsa, Indiana, Texas Tech, Utah State and UTEP.

Austin is the Sooners' 22nd commitment for the 2013 class and the second cornerback, joining Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor.

Another OU commitment was high on the offer. Tulsa Washington linebacker Dominique Alexander tweeted about Austin's decision shortly after it was reported.

“Say what you want on rankings and stuff. But Dakota Austin is Cold. That boy Lockdown. Good Pick Up,” Alexander posted.

Alexander and Austin were at the same OU camp over the summer.

Later in the day, McQuinnie (6-1, 198) became the second commitment of the 2014 class, joining Texas City wide receiver Armanti Foreman.

McQuinnie picked up the Sooners' offer, his first, earlier in the week and committed during the Sooners' junior day event Saturday.


Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen picked up a scholarship offer from Oklahoma during his junior-day visit Saturday, he confirmed in a text message.

Hansen accounted for 3,852 total yards and 50 touchdowns during his junior season, which was his second as the Wolves' starting quarterback.

In those two seasons, Edmond Santa Fe's record is 20-4 with two playoff victories.

The 2012 Oklahoman All-State selection also holds offers from Arizona State, Missouri, Texas A&M and Arkansas, with strong interest from Oklahoma State as well.

His father, Dusty, played on OU's baseball team in the 1990s.

Hansen's OU offer was first reported by, the Rivals network site that covers OU.


The biggest thing looming in Oklahoma State's 2013 recruiting class is the pursuit of another defensive lineman.

After Tyler, Texas, defensive end Tyus Bowser's brief commitment ended last week, the Cowboys were left with a gap to fill in that spot.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
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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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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