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Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners flip Cal commit Dannon Cavil

Wide receiver Dannon Cavil is the Sooners' third commit in three days. Sooners' pursuit of No. 1-rated receiver Laquon Treadwell has reportedly come to an end.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Modified: January 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm •  Published: January 14, 2013

Goodman said he wound up hanging out with senior-to-be Roy Finch.

“He kind of helped me out,” Goodman told Rivals. “I hung out with him and he showed me around.”

Goodman went on to say he loved the coaching staff, the possibility of early playing time excites him and he's intrigued by OU's solid record of sending defensive backs to the NFL.


With a big recruiting weekend behind them, Sooners coach Bob Stoops and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops went to Tulsa on Monday to visit a pair of players who are already committed and at least one 2014 target.

They visited Sooners wide receiver commitment Jordan Smallwood at Jenks before going to Tulsa East Central, to visit defensive back commit Stanvon Taylor.

Smallwood isn't the only recruit the Sooners are after at Jenks.

They've already offered Trojans junior safety Steven Parker. Parker also has offers from Alabama, Oklahoma State and Tulsa.


When asked last week about junior-college transfer defensive tackle Quincy Russell, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops hesitated before answering.

Russell signed with Oklahoma in December — meaning Stoops shouldn't be barred from talking about the three-star prospect — but he told reporters he'd stick to the statement he issued upon Russell's signing.

Monday, when OU began classes for the spring semester, the reasoning behind Stoops' hesitance became a little clearer. Russell apparently has yet to enroll at Oklahoma, according to a people search on the university's website. reported that Russell took a couple intercession courses at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, but is still expected to arrive in Norman soon.

Russell (6-foot-3, 300 pounds) originally signed with Texas out of high school, but was forced to go the junior-college route because of academic issues.

The day after Russell signed with Oklahoma, Stoops told reporters that he was a "huge difference maker" and that coaches were excited about him.

The Sooners' defensive line, which struggled through most of the 2012 season, was senior-dominated, meaning Russell could start immediately and contribute next season.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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