Oklahoma recruiting notebook: Courtney Gardner will visit for Notre Dame game

Gardner, a junior-college transfer from Sierra Community College in Roseville, Calif., signed with Oklahoma in February, but couldn't get academically qualified in time to join the Sooners for the 2012 season.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: October 6, 2012

“Last week we just really didn't execute,” Thomas told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “But this is our crosstown rival so there was a little added incentive to get it done this week.”

Grapevine tied the game at 21 before Heritage scored three touchdowns in the final four minutes of the second quarter to take control.

Thomas had touchdown passes of 26 and 80 yards in the final minute of the half.

“They gave us the pass tonight,” Thomas told the paper. “We have a great running game, but tonight they gave us the opportunity to throw it and the receivers made plays.

FOREMAN SPARKS COMEBACK

On Monday, Texas City junior wide receiver Armanti Foreman became the first player to commit to OU for the 2014 class.

Friday night, Foreman sparked a comeback that fell just short as Texas City lost to undefeated Dawson, the top-ranked 4A team in Texas, 32-29.

With his team trailing by 16 in the fourth, Foreman returned a kickoff 67 yards for a touchdown to start the comeback.

Foreman finished with four catches for 28 yards and a pair of carries for 35 yards.

His twin brother D'Onta had 76 yards rushing, scoring a late touchdown to pull Texas City within three points.


by Ryan Aber
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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2012 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; Southmoore

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