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Oklahoma football recruiting: A closer look at the Sooners' 2013 commitments

Taking a closer look at the players who have committed to Oklahoma, including Tulsa Washington's Dominique Alexander and Cypress Ranch's Keith Ford.
by Ryan Aber Modified: January 13, 2013 at 11:13 pm •  Published: January 14, 2013

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, 6-3, 220, Houston (Alief Taylor)

Another flip for the Sooners, Okoronkwo committed to OU, two days before Huggins, after being committed to Oklahoma State.

*Quincy Russell, DT, 6-3, 311, San Antonio (Trinity Valley CC)

Russell gave the Sooners a Trinity two-fer just before Christmas, signing with the Sooners the same day Josiah St. John committed.

Jordan Smallwood, WR, 6-2, 190, Jenks

Caught a pair of touchdown passes in the Trojans' state-championship game win over Evans' Norman North team.

Josiah St. John, OL, 6-6, 305, Pickering, Ontario (Trinity Valley CC)

St. John wasn't as highly touted going into Trinity as teammate Russell, but the Canadian import is the No. 24 juco prospect according to Rivals.

Stanvon Taylor, Ath., 5-11, 165, Tulsa East Central

Listed as an athlete, Taylor seems destined to wind up in the secondary when he arrives in Norman.

Ahmad Thomas, DB, 6-1, 199, Miami, Fla. (Central)

Thomas is expected to enroll for the spring semester, which begins Monday, and go through spring practice with the Sooners.

Cody Thomas, QB, 6-5, 220, Colleyville, Texas (Heritage)

Thomas will have a decision over the summer, when he's likely to be picked in the MLB Draft.

Charles Walker, DT, 6-4, 280, Garland, Texas (South)

Walker's stock has risen dramatically over the past few weeks and he committed to the Sooners on Saturday.

D.J. Ward, DE, 6-3, 245, Southmoore

Ward did not play this season after being ruled ineligible following a move but plans to enroll and start classes at OU on Monday.

K.J. Young, WR, 6-0, 180, Perris, Calif. (Citrus Hill)

Young became the Sooners' second commitment of the weekend when he pulled the trigger Sunday.

*Signed in December

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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