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Bedlam recruiting notebook: Norman North's Jordan Evans gets offer from OU

by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: November 24, 2012

Jenks receiver Jordan Smallwood and Tulsa Washington athlete Dominique Alexander, both OU commitments, were among the visitors as well.


When junior-college lineman Brandon Garrett verbally committed to Oklahoma State last week, it likely signaled the end of Joe Wickline's offensive line recruiting class.

Garrett, from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, was the sixth verbal commitment on the offensive line, and the only junior-college player at any position among the 18 commitments in the 2013 class.

Garrett, a 6-foot-6, 285-pounder, gives the group of offensive line recruits a good mix of tackles and interior linemen.

North Texas and Louisiana-Lafayette were Garrett's top offers prior to OSU. He visited Stillwater for the Texas Tech game and committed shortly after. He is originally from Deer Park, Texas, in the Houston area.


Sooners running back commitment Keith Ford helped his Cypress (Texas) Ranch team continue to make history, running for 155 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in Ranch's 17-7 win over Memorial on Friday in the Class 5A Division II area round.

Ranch is in the playoffs for the first time in school history.

The win sets up a meeting of Sooners commitments next week when Ranch faces Sooners wide receiver commitment Austin Bennett and Manvel at 2 p.m. Saturday at Houston's Berry Center.


Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor was initially recruited to the Sooners as a defensive back and committed to OU on that side of the ball.

Taylor keeps showing that maybe he should get a shot on the offensive side, though.

In Friday night's Class 5A semifinal in Muskogee, Taylor caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another in East Central's 26-14 win over McAlester.

Taylor went over the 1,000-yard mark receiving. He finished with five catches for 101 yards.

Taylor caught touchdown passes of 22 and 47 yards and ran for a 57-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal East Central's win.


OSU commitment Fred Ross had 131 receiving yards and a touchdown on five catches to propel John Tyler High of Tyler, Texas, to a 38-10 win over Wylie in the Class 4A Division I area playoff round Friday night.

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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