Arkansas' loss wound up being Oklahoma's gain.
Just hours after withdrawing his commitment to the Razorbacks, Tulsa Washington's Dominique Alexander committed to Oklahoma.
Alexander is the Sooners' 13th commitment for the 2013 class and fifth from the state.
Alexander was committed to Arkansas as a safety but is expected to play linebacker/safety in Mike Stoops' system.
“Well. Dreams can come true when you work hard for them. #BOOMER,” Alexander posted on Twitter on Monday night.
He followed shortly by tweeting a photo of OU's logo.
Alexander is No. 12 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list of the state's top recruits.
He has more than 120 tackles for the Hornets this season. Alexander and the Hornets open the Class 6A playoffs against Jenks on Friday. The Trojans feature another Sooners commit, receiver Jordan Smallwood.
The Sooners have a history of bring in players from Tulsa Washington, though it's been several years since Oklahoma signed a Hornets player.
Quentin Chaney, De'Mond Parker and Garrick McGee are among the Tulsa Washington standouts that have gone on to OU.
The Sooners offered Alexander in mid-October after he'd been committed to the Razorbacks for several months.
But after visits over the last two weekends to Oklahoma-Notre Dame and Arkansas-Tulsa over the last two weekends, Alexander withdrew his commitment to the Razorbacks and wasted little time switching it to the Sooners.
Alexander is Oklahoma's first commit since July 31.
STOOPS: NO CAMPUS STATUE ‘UNTIL I'M DONE'
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops tied the legendary Bud Wilkinson for second place with his 145th win as the Sooners' coach Saturday at Iowa State.
He needs 12 more to tie OU's all-time winningest football coach, Barry Switzer.
During his Monday news conference, Stoops was asked if he's thought about which building on campus he'd like to have named for him.
“Those are things … I'm just trying to get the next one (win). I'm trying to get the next this week and that's it,” Stoops said.
“Truly, when that's what you have to do, that's all you think about.”
Stoops said later that he's been approached about putting a statue up on campus, but said he doesn't want that until he's done coaching.
“They've asked and have it ready to go,” Stoops said. “I don't want that at all. It would be weird to me. Not until I'm done. Who knows when that will be?”
The room erupted in laughter when one reporter suggested the “Bob Stoops Press Box.”
Stoops, whose demeanor toward the media is often chilly, even chuckled.
“That's good,” he said. “That would be ironic, wouldn't it?”
GENEO GRISSOM MOVES BACK TO DEFENSIVE END
Geneo Grissom is a defensive end again.
After 6-foot-4, 247-pound sophomore entered Saturday's game at Iowa State on defense, an OU official said Grissom was practicing on both offense and defense.
Bob Stoops confirmed Monday during his news conference that Grissom is still practicing some at tight end, but that defensive end is his main position.
“We thought it was really gonna come together, and it just hasn't,” Stoops said of Grissom's summer move to tight end.
“He still works it part of them time for our goal line and some of those packages ... if something was to happen to Brannon Green, he can do it.”
Arkansas' loss could be Oklahoma's gain.
The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that Oklahoma's Nov. 17 game at West Virginia has been scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff, and will be broadcast nationally on Fox.
Sophomore kicker Michael Hunnicutt was named Monday a semifinalist for the 2012 Lou Groza Award, presented each year to the NCAA's most outstanding place-kicker.
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