OU recruiting: Sooners steal Baylor commit, offensive lineman Dionte Savage

Savage blocked for OU running back Damien Williams when both played at Arizona Western Community College.
by Ryan Aber Published: February 4, 2013

Oklahoma went back to some familiar territory to get its latest commitment.

Arizona Western Community College offensive guard Dionte Savage committed to the Sooners on Monday, two days before signing day, after a weekend visit to Norman.

Savage (6-foot-5, 345 pounds) blocked for Damien Williams during the 2011 season before Williams signed with Oklahoma.

Savage's commitment was first reported by Rivals.com.

He committed to Baylor in mid-January but immediately took visits to Texas Tech, Kansas and Oklahoma over the last week-plus.

He remained committed to the Bears after visiting Lubbock and Lawrence, but the weekend visit to Norman swayed him to sign with the Sooners.

Savage is the Sooners' 23rd commitment for the 2013 class and the third offensive lineman. He joins junior college tackle Josiah St. John and Houston Stratford High School tackle Christian Daimler as offensive line commits.

Savage will need to make a quick impact as he's already used his redshirt season. With Adam Shead and Bronson Irwin returning at the guard spots, Savage will have to fight for playing time.


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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