Sooners picks up in-state commitment from BTW’s Alexander
BY RYAN ABER firstname.lastname@example.org Arkansas’ loss wound up being Oklahoma’s gain. Just hours after withdrawing his commitment to the Razorbacks on Monday, Tulsa Washington’s Dominique Alexander committed to Oklahoma. Alexander is the Sooners’ 13th commitment for the 2013 class and fifth from the state. Alexander was committed to Arkansas as a safety but is expected to play linebacker/safety in Mike Stoops’ system. “Well. Dreams can come true when you work hard for them. #BOOMER,” Alexander posted on Twitter on Monday night. He followed shortly by tweeting a photo of OU’s logo. “It’s been a busy day,” Alexander said. “I had to stay prayed up all day. It’s a big relief really to be done with recruiting.” Alexander is No. 12 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top recruits. He said he made his decision to switch his commitment to Oklahoma on his way back form a weekend visit to Arkansas for the Razorbacks game against Tulsa. “On the trip back, I was just thinking about it and decided to switch,” Alexander said. “Arkansas didn’t do anything wrong or anything, I just felt like Oklahoma was where I needed to be.” He has more than 120 tackles for the Hornets this season. Alexander and the Hornets open the playoffs against Jenks on Friday. The Trojans feature another Sooners commit, receiver Jordan Smallwood. The Sooners have a history of bring in players from Tulsa Washington, though it’s been several years since Oklahoma signed a Hornets player. Quentin Chaney, De’Mond Parker and Garrick McGee are among the Tulsa Washington standouts that have gone on to OU. The Sooners offered Alexander in mid-October after he’d been committed to the Razorbacks for several months. But after visits over the last two weekends to Oklahoma-Notre Dame and Arkansas-Tulsa over the last two weekend, Alexander withdrew his commitment to the Razorbacks and wasted little time switching it to the Sooners. Alexander is Oklahoma’s first commit since July 31.
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