Oklahoma football recruiting notebook: Broken Arrow's Devon Thomas expected back next week

Broken Arrow junior running back Devon Thomas, whose offers include one from the Sooners, is expected back next week. Thomas has missed the first three games for unspecified noninjury reasons.
by Ryan Aber Modified: September 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm •  Published: September 15, 2012
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photo - Jenks defensive back Steven Parker (30) dives at Tulsa Union's Justin Silmon during the the Backyard Bowl football game on Friday, August 31, 2012. Parker, who has been offered a scholarship by Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, received an offer from Alabama last week. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World.
Jenks defensive back Steven Parker (30) dives at Tulsa Union's Justin Silmon during the the Backyard Bowl football game on Friday, August 31, 2012. Parker, who has been offered a scholarship by Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, received an offer from Alabama last week. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World.

Broken Arrow junior running back Devon Thomas, whose offers include one from the Sooners, is expected back next week as the Tigers open district play.

Thomas has missed the first three games for unspecified noninjury reasons.

Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital told the Tulsa World on Friday night that Thomas should be back.

Thomas ran for 1,840 yards and 22 touchdowns as a sophomore.

JENKS SAFETY STEVEN PARKER PICKS UP ALABAMA OFFER

Another 2014 in-state standout with an Oklahoma offer had his profile continue to rise this week.

Jenks safety Steven Parker, who has offers from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, added a third when Alabama made an offer last week.

Parker had an interception in Jenks' 20-7 win over Owasso on Friday night.

Jenks teammate and Sooners commit Jordan Smallwood missed his second consecutive game for the Trojans.

Parker is one of three in-state players with Sooners offers, joined by Thomas and Douglass' Deondre Clark.

HARDING ADDS OFFER

Edmond Santa Fe safety Khari Harding's offer list continues to grow.

Harding picked up an offer from Washington State on Saturday. Former OU receiver Jarrail Jackson is recruiting Harding. Jackson joined the WSU staff during the summer in an off-field recruiting position under Mike Leach, who was OU's offensive coordinator during Jackson's time in Norman.


by Ryan Aber
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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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2013 OU commitment list

Player

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown (school)

Austin Bennett

WR

6-0

170

Manvel, Texas

Hatari Byrd

DB

6-1

190

Fresno, Calif. (Central East)

Matt Dimon

DE

6-3

252

Katy, Texas

Keith Ford

RB

5-11

195

Cypress, Texas (Cypress Ranch)

Jordan Mastrogiovanni

LB

6-3

225

Dallas (Jesuit)

Dalton Rodriguez

OL

6-6

258

Tulsa Union

Jordan Smallwood

WR

6-2

190

Jenks

Stanvon Taylor

Ath.

5-11

165

Tulsa East Central

Ahmad Thomas

DB

6-1

199

Miami, Fla. (Central)

Cody Thomas

QB

6-5

220

Colleyville, Texas (Heritage)

D.J. Ward

DE

6-3

245

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