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OU football: Tulsa Union's Dalton Rodriguez commits to Sooners

A day after Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor made his commitment to Oklahoma public, the Sooners picked up another in-state commitment.
by Ryan Aber Published: May 5, 2012
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A day after Tulsa East Central's Stanvon Taylor made his commitment to Oklahoma public, the Sooners picked up another in-state commitment.

Tulsa Union's Dalton Rodriguez committed to the Sooners at a ceremony in Tulsa on Saturday afternoon.

“It just felt right,” Rodriguez said on 97.1 FM in Tulsa. “It felt like the right thing to do.”

Rodriguez (6-foot-6, 258 pounds) is the No. 10 player on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list of the state's top prospects from the 2013 class.

He has played primarily on the defensive line for Union but figures to wind up at offensive tackle with the Sooners.

Rodriguez picked the Sooners over Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Arizona State.

Rodriguez is the third in-state commitment for the Sooners.

Joining Rodriguez and Taylor is Lawton defensive end D.J. Ward.

The Sooners signed three in-state players a year ago — Edmond Santa Fe's Michael Onuoha, Jenks' Alex Ross and Heritage Hall's Sterling Shepard.

Rodriguez had been talking and texting with Taylor before Taylor made his announcement Friday evening. The two played basketball together in junior high.

Overall, the Sooners now have six commitments, all coming since the first of March.

Rodriguez's commitment is nonbinding. He can sign beginning Feb. 6, 2013.

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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