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Oklahoma football recruiting: OU to hold junior day Jan. 12

Oklahoma will hold its first junior day of the year Jan. 12. The expected visitors include Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen and Tulsa Memorial tight end Mike'Quan Deane.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 29, 2012

The Trinity Valley Community College product is three spots ahead of Trinity teammate and Sooners commitment Josiah St. John, who comes in at No. 23.

Former Southmoore standout linebacker d'Vante Henry, who played for Arizona Western last season and recently signed with West Virginia, is No 23.

Dimon leads Katy

Sooners defensive end commitment Matt Dimon of Katy, Texas, picked up Defensive Most Valuable Player honors in Katy's 35-24 win over Cedar Hill to win the Class 5A Division II title at Cowboys Stadium the weekend before Christmas.

Katy finished the season 16-0.

“It feels like all our hard work throughout the season is really worth it,” Dimon told “We got every team's best shot. We weathered the storm and now we're 16-0 and state champions.”

Since the championship, there was talk Texas was going after Dimon. Longhorns coaches spent some time at Katy recently, but Dimon reiterated his commitment to the Sooners.

Young set for visit

Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill's KJ Young is expected to visit Norman on Jan. 11.

The wide receiver/defensive back has an offer from the Sooners.

Young (6-0, 180) already visited Boise State and UNLV and is expected to visit Colorado State the week after coming to Norman.

Young had 91 catches for 1,593 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior.

Beyer accepted to Minnesota

Former Sooner offensive lineman commitment Matt Beyer of San Antonio Reagan had his football career cut short because of an injury just as his senior season was beginning.

Last week, Beyer was accepted into the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering.

Beyer lived in Minnesota before moving to San Antonio.

Beyer committed to the Sooners over the summer but was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis in early September.

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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