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Former OU commit Dalton Rodriguez transferring to Sooners from Tulsa

by Ryan Aber Published: August 16, 2014
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Dalton Rodriguez committed to Oklahoma while he was at Tulsa Union but, wanting to play defense, eventually switched his commitment to Tulsa and eventually signed with the Golden Hurricane.

Now, Rodriguez will wind up in Norman after all, deciding to transfer to OU after an up and down year where he was eventually dismissed from Tulsa’s football team.

Rodriguez (6-foot-6, 258 pounds) will have to sit out this season and will walk-on to the Sooners but says he feels confident in his chances to re-earn a scholarship.

“I’m ready to put in the work and ready to get back on the field,” Rodriguez said. “It was cool getting to play as a freshman and TU was all right but I had my doubts about it from when I first got there.”

Rodriguez had seven tackles and two sacks for Tulsa last season but was dismissed for an undisclosed violation of team rules in March.

He said he’s still prefer to play defense—he was recruited to OU as an offensive tackle—but that he’d play wherever OU’s coaches needed him.

“They haven’t really said,” Rodriguez said. “But whatever gets me out on the field quickest.”

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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