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 ESPN.com.
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.
SANTA FE'S HANSEN OFFERED BY OU
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 SoonerScoop.com, the Rivals network site that covers OU.
D-LINE TARGETS TOP OSU'S LIST
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.
Two targets have separated themselves, one from junior college and the other from a high school where OSU has already landed an offensive lineman.
Vili Leveni of L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas, is the teammate of OSU commitment Jesse Robinson, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound offensive lineman.
Leveni, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, is committed to Utah, but visited OSU on Jan. 25.
The Cowboys are also going strong after defensive tackle Ofa Hautau from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.
The 6-foot-1, 290-pounder also visited Stillwater last weekend, and made the trip to Hawaii this week. He also has offers from Utah and Oregon State.
WILSON CANCELS OSU VISIT
Oklahoma State apparently lost out on DeSoto, Texas, running back Dontre Wilson, an Oregon commitment who continues to look at other options after coach Chip Kelly left for the NFL.
Wilson was scheduled to visit Stillwater over the weekend, but canceled to go to Texas, according to a report from Scout.com.
Wilson's decision is expected to come down to Oregon, Texas and Ohio State.
The Cowboys landed Houston Cypress Ridge RB Rennie Childs late last month to go with longtime commitment Corion Webster of Atlanta, Texas, giving the class a solid running back presence.
JUCO COACH PRAISES RUSSELL
Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College defensive tackle Quincy Russell already signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma, but likely won't join the team until the summer.
“We had one class we needed to finish up, and he had gone home for Christmas break and there was a mix-up,” said Trinity Valley coach Brad Smiley. “He's finishing up.”
Russell (6-3, 311 pounds) signed with Texas out of high school, but academics forced him to take the junior-college route. He chose OU in December over Nebraska.
The Sooners lost several senior defensive tackles from last season's team, leaving the unit thin and inexperienced entering 2013.
“He was looking at the opportunity to go in and fight for a starting job,” Smiley said. “That's what he wants.
“Plus, him being a former Texas signee, and them kinda deciding to part ways while he was at Trinity Valley, I think that played a big part in it. Oklahoma gets to play Texas, and Nebraska doesn't.”
Trinity Valley offensive tackle Josiah St. John also committed to the Sooners just a few days after Russell did.
“He's a monster ... a complete animal,” St. John said. “He's big, fast, strong.
“I'm pretty sure he's gonna make a big impact.”