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OU football notebook: Junior college tight end recommits to Sooners

Two weeks after his commitment, Ijalnana said he needed more time to make up his mind and reopened his recruitment. Sunday, Ijalana committed to the Sooners once more.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: December 15, 2013

Junior college tight end Isaac Ijalana had second thoughts after committing to Oklahoma in mid-November.

Two weeks after his commitment, Ijalana said he needed more time to make up his mind and reopened his recruitment.

Sunday, Ijalana committed to the Sooners once more.

“It's a great feeling to be a Sooner again! #BoomerSooner,” Ijalana posted on Twitter.

Ijalana (6-foot-5, 235 pounds) played this season at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., after spending last year at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa.

He's originally from Mount Holly, N.J., and his brother, Ben Ijalana, is an offensive lineman for the New York Jets.

Ijalana is expected to be in Norman for the spring semester.


Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron spent quite a bit of time this week with Auburn running back Tre Mason as the two made their way to several award ceremonies, including Saturday's presentation of the Heisman Trophy.

And though the two are rivals and Auburn knocked Alabama out of the BCS National Championship game and into the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma, there's no doubt who McCarron will be rooting for when Auburn plays Florida State for the title.

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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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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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