Wide receiver Dallis Todd was one of Oklahoma's earliest commitments in its 2014 recruiting class, and the 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect from La Mirada, Calif., has an opportunity to make an early impact next fall.
Throughout the recruiting process, Todd has gotten to know several of his fellow OU commitments, and said the group has very high expectations for itself.
“We want to win national championships and the Big 12,” Todd said. “Those are the expectations that everybody is talking about. There are a lot of expectations, but we don't let it get to us. We want to carry on the tradition that they left in the past, and keep Oklahoma the way it's been.”
Todd initially planned to enroll early and go through spring practices, but couldn't because his high school's first semester doesn't end until late January, after OU's spring semester begins.
OU'S TOP TARGETS VISITING OTHER SCHOOLS
Oklahoma's top three remaining 2014 targets all visited Norman last weekend, and were all on other campuses a week later.
Four-star Jenks safety Steven Parker, who remains uncommitted, visited Oklahoma State and will visit Auburn next weekend — only a few days before national signing day.
Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark committed to LSU last summer, but remains interested in the Sooners because of defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery. Clark visited LSU this weekend and will make a trip to Arizona State a week later.
Finally, three-star defensive tackle Courtney Garnett visited Tennessee this weekend and will make a trip to Oregon before deciding on a college destination. Garnett, from New Orleans, was previously committed to Texas, but has said that Oklahoma is his favorite at this point.
ALVAREZ EXCITED ABOUT CHANCE TO PLAY EARLY
Oklahoma offensive line commitment Jonathan Alvarez said coaches have told him he will play both guard and center in Norman, and that he could have an opportunity to play early in his career.
“They said it was a great plus that I'm a center, because they said it's easy to teach a center guard, but it's hard to teach a guard to be a center,” Alvarez said.
The Mesquite, Texas, native committed to the Sooners in September.
“I feel like everyone up there was straight forward,” Alvarez said when asked what he liked about OU. “They don't play games up there. They know what they're talking about. They're gonna make you the best athlete you can be.”