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Lawton DT Ivan Thomas commits to Texas Tech

by Scott Wright Modified: June 21, 2013 at 9:05 am •  Published: June 21, 2013

New Texas Tech coach Klilff Kingsbury and his staff are working hard on the Oklahoma recruiting trail.

The Red Raiders landed their third Oklahoma prospect Thursday night when Lawton defensive tackle Ivan Thomas announced his verbal commitment on Twitter.

Thomas, 6 feet, 265 pounds, has spent most of the last two seasons as a running back, but has shown that those quick and powerful skills translate to the defensive line as well. Thomas, who also had an offer from Kansas State, was rated No. 26 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting list for the class of 2014.

Millwood receiver Cameron Batson and Douglass offensive lineman Mildren Montgomery have also committed to Texas Tech.

Thomas becomes the state’s 15th player committed to an NCAA Division I FBS program, 10 of whom are committed to teams from BCS conferences — the Big 12, SEC or Pac-12.

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK

by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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