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OU football recruiting: Late interest from Texas not enough to sway Matt Dimon away from Sooners

BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: February 5, 2013
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Matt Dimon stood firm in his commitment to Oklahoma.

The three-star defensive end from Katy, Texas, verbally pledged to the Sooners in September, but Texas began showing some late interest in December.

After Longhorns coaches visited Katy, though, Dimon reaffirmed his loyalty to Oklahoma in an interview with SoonerScoop.com, the Rivals network site that covers OU.

“I don't want (anyone) to think I'm not 100-percent Oklahoma because I am,” Dimon told the website.

As a senior, Dimon helped lead Katy to the Texas Class 5A Division II state championship — the powerhouse's first title since 2008.

He was named defensive MVP of the championship game, and returned an interception for a touchdown in Katy's semifinal win.

After the season, the Houston Chronicle named Dimon its All-greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year.

“I just took a visit before spring break last year, and I really liked it,” Dimon told the newspaper when asked what played into college decision.

“It reminded me of Katy a lot, and obviously it's a great program — a top 10 program. I just really want to be successful there, and I felt like Oklahoma gave me the best opportunity to be successful at the next level.”

Dimon is one of three Oklahoma defensive end commitments for the class of 2013, joining local star D.J. Ward and Houston-Alief Taylor's Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.