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Oklahoma football: Dannon Cavil knew Oklahoma was the place for him

After committing — and then decommitting — to Ole Miss and Cal, Cavil has finally settled on Sooners
by Jason Kersey Published: January 16, 2013

But Cavil said he tossed and turned all night after turning Norvell down.

“Every two hours, ‘I'm sticking with Cal; I'm going to Oklahoma ... I'm sticking with Cal; I'm going to Oklahoma,'” Cavil said.

So he called Norvell back the next day and asked, “Can I still take that visit?”

Cavil is glad he did. He became Oklahoma's fourth receiver commitment in its 2013 class, joining Austin Bennett (Manvel, Texas), Jordan Smallwood (Jenks) and KJ Young (Perris, Calif.).

He may have flipped commitments twice since mid-December, but there's strong evidence this pledge is ironclad: Texas swooped in with an offer after he'd flipped to the Sooners, and the self-proclaimed “Texas legacy” said no.

His father, Michael, was a Longhorn defensive back in the 1980s, and his cousin Kwame played receiver at Texas in the late '90s.

Cavil did have a cousin, Ben, who was a lineman at Oklahoma in the early ’90s.

“There's been a lot of record breakers at Oklahoma, and I want to be the next one,” Cavil said.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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