Oklahoma football notebook: Hornets' Dominique Alexander switches commit to OU

The Tulsa Washington defensive standout withdrew his commitment from Arkansas on Monday.
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: November 5, 2012

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.


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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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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