Oklahoma football recruiting: Stanvon Taylor could wind up at wide receiver

When he committed to Oklahoma in May, Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor was expected to play defensive back, but he's been talking to OU coaches about playing on offense.
by Ryan Aber Modified: September 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm •  Published: September 1, 2012
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photo - Stanvon Taylor stands on the football field at East Central High School in Tulsa on July 12. The defensive back has committed to the University of Oklahoma. PHOTO BY MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World
Stanvon Taylor stands on the football field at East Central High School in Tulsa on July 12. The defensive back has committed to the University of Oklahoma. PHOTO BY MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World

When he committed to Oklahoma in May, Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor was expected to play defensive back when he got to Norman.

But recently, Taylor has been talking to Sooner coaches about being given an opportunity to play on offense.

“They said they've watched my films over the summer and thought I looked good there,” Taylor said after helping his Cardinals beat Del City on Friday night. “Honestly, I'd really like a chance to play on offense.”

Taylor certainly made his case Friday, with nearly 200 receiving yards and one touchdown throw to go with a couple of touchdown receptions.

MASTROGIOVANNI COMES UP BIG IN IRELAND

Sooners commit Jordan Mastrogiovanni had an eventful season opener even before the game started, as his Dallas Jesuit team opened the season in Dublin, Ireland.

Jesuit played Wilmette (Ill.) Loyola Academy at Donnybrook Stadium.

Mastrogiovanni's team came out with a 30-29 win, kicking a game-winning field goal in the final minute.

Then Mastrogiovanni (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) clinched the game with a tackle on fourth and 1 on the ensuing drive.

THOMAS HAS SOLID OPENER

Colleyville (Texas) Heritage quarterback Cody Thomas, who committed to the Sooners in May, threw for 237 yards and a touchdown Friday night as Heritage beat Duncanville 20-2.

Thomas (6-2, 220) had a somewhat shaky start, mishandling the snap on Heritage's second offensive play of the game and fumbling the ball out of the end zone.

But he settled in to lead scoring drives of 86, 81 and 73 yards to help Heritage come out with the win.

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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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2013 Oklahoma football commitment list

Player

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown (school)

Austin Bennett

WR

6-0

170

Manvel, Texas

Matt Beyer

OL

6-6

275

San Antonio (Ronald Reagan)

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

Southmoore

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