The Norman Transcript

February 7, 2013

Sooners’ 2013 football recruits and bios


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — *Jed Barnett, P, 6-2, 215, Camas, Wash. (Laney College)

Two-star recruit by 247sports.com

Two-star recruit by Rivals.com

Ranked as No. 2 JUCO punter by 247sports.com

Averaged 41.3 yards per kick on 65 attempts last season at Laney

14 punts inside the 20 and three touchbacks at Laney

Redshirted at University of California as a freshman

Averaged over 50.0 yards per punt and recorded 56 touchbacks as a senior at Union HS

*Dannon Cavil, WR, 6-3, 200, San Antonio (Madison)

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 35 wide receiver by ESPN.com

No. 61 wide receiver by 247sports.com

No. 100 wide receiver by Scout.com

No. 32 player in Texas by ESPN.com

No. 71 player in Texas by 247sports.com

No. 92 player in Texas by Rivals.com

Recorded 33 catches, 720 yards and seven TDs as a senior

*Qunicy Russell, DT, 6-4, 315, San Antonio (Trinity Valley CC)

2012 First Team NJCAA All-American

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

No. 7 JUCO defensive tackle by 247sports.com

No. 37 JUCO player by 247sports.com

Tallied 75 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks last season at Trinity Valley and also broke up five passes, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com out of HS

Had 102 tackles, seven TFLs, 3.0 sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a prep senior

*Ahmad Thomas, S, 6-1, 199, Miami (Central)

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

No. 27 safety by 247sports.com

No. 36 safety by Scout.com

No. 58 safety by ESPN.com

No. 44 player in Florida by 247sports.com

No. 71 player in Florida by Rivals.com

No. 161 player in Florida by ESPN.com

Helped Miami Central win two Florida Class 6A championships

Selected for Semper Fidelis All-American game

Recorded 82 tackles, sack and INT as a junior

*D.J. Ward, DE, 6-2, 245, Southmoore

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

Four-star recruit by Scout.com

Member of the ESPNU 150

No. 1 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com

No. 1 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com

No. 2 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com

No. 11 defensive end by Scout.com

No. 12 defensive end by ESPN.com

No. 13 defensive end by 247sports.com

U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection

Posted 75 tackles, 11.0 sacks, nine forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a junior

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, 6-2, 209 Houston (Taylor)

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 15 defensive end by 247sports.com

No. 32 defensive end by Rivals.com

No. 52 defensive end by Scout.com

No. 60 defensive end by ESPN.com

No. 55 player in Texas by 247sports.com

No. 60 player in Texas by Rivals.com

No. 120 player in Texas by ESPN.com

2012 18-5A overall district MVP

2011 18-5A unanimous first team DT all-district

Had 50 tackles, 13 TFLs and 11 sacks as a junior

Keith Ford, RB, 5-11, 200 Cypress, Texas (Ranch)

Five-star recruit by Scout.com

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

ESPNU 150 member

No. 3 running back by ESPN.com

No. 4 running back by 247sports.com

No. 5 player in Oklahoma by Scout.com

No. 7 running back by Rivals.com

No. 2 player in Texas by ESPN.com

No. 4 player in Texas by 247sports.com

No. 6 player in Texas by Rivals.com

Started at running back for the White team in the Under Armour All-American Game

Rushed for 1,868 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior and 1,296 yards and 10 TDs as a sophomore

Jordan Smallwood, WR, 6-2, 190 Jenks

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 66 wide receiver by ESPN.com

No. 104 wide receiver by Scout.com

No. 111 wide receiver by 247sports.com

No. 4 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com

No. 5 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com

No. 7 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com

Caught 50 passes for 763 yards and 11 touchdowns as a prep senior

Caught two passes for 50 yards and two TDs in Oklahoma 6A State Championship game

Christian Daimler, OT, 6-6, 270, Houston (Stratford )

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 43 offensive tackle by Scout.com

No. 80 offensive tackle by 247sports.com

No. 95 offensive tackle by ESPN.com

No. 158 overall player in Texas by ESPN.com

No. 162 overall player in Texas by 247sports.com

Added 71 pounds to his frame over last three years

Austin Bennett, WR, 6-0, 170 Manvel, Texas

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 63 receiver by 247sports.com

No. 69 receiver by Scout.com

No. 71 athlete by Rivals.com

No. 117 athlete by ESPN.com

No. 74 player in Texas by Rivals.com

No. 79 player in Texas by 247sports.com

No. 154 player in Texas by ESPN.com

Caught 42 passes for 676 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior

Caught 44 passes for 785 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior

Matthew Romar, DL, 6-3, 268 Port Arthur, Texas (Memorial)

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 44 defensive tackle by 247sports.com

No. 48 defensive tackle by Rivals.com

No. 50 defensive tackle by ESPN.com

No. 90 defensive tackle by Scout.com

No. 91 player in Texas by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com

Had 100 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, and INT and a forced fumble as a senior, while also rushing for 55 yards and eight TDs on 12 carries

21-5A Defensive MVP

Charles Walker, DL, 6-3, 280 Garland, Texas (South Garland)

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

No. 26 defensive tackle by Rivals.com

No. 49 defensive tackle by ESPN.com

No. 49 defensive tackle by 247sports.com

No. 67 defensive tackle by Scout.com

No. 57 player in Texas by Rivals

No. 75 player in Texas by ESPN.com

No. 104 player in Texas by 247sports.com

Stanvon Taylor, CB, 5-11, 160, Tulsa East Central

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Four-star recruit by Scout.com

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 1 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com

No. 2 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com

No. 2 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com

No. 8 overall athlete by Rivals.com

No. 8 wide receiver by 247sports.com

No. 20 overall athlete by ESPN.com

No. 88 overall player by 247sports.com

Named Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma

2013 Gridiron Kings Game selection

Recorded 53 tackles and posted four interceptions, including one for a TD as a senior

Also caught 67 passes for 1,100 yards and two TDs, while rushing for 301 yards and two TDs

Dominique Alexander, LB, 6-0, 198, Tulsa Washington

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 43 overall athlete by Rivals.com

No. 115 overall athlete by ESPN.com

No. 4 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com

No. 9 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com

No. 12 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com

Had 130 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, an INT and 14 passes defended as a senior

Father, Derrick Sr., played defensive end at OSU

Brother, Derrick Jr., plays defensive end for Tulsa

Josiah St. John, OT, 6-6, 305, Toronto, Canada (Trinity Valley CC)

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

No. 5 offensive tackle by 247sports.com

No. 6 JUCO recruit by ESPN.com

No. 12 JUCO recruit by ESPN.com

No. 24 JUCO recruit by Rivals.com

No. 32 JUCO recruit by 247sports.com

Dionte Savage, OL, 6-5, 345, Flint, Mich. (Arizona Western CC)

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

Two-star recruit by Rivals.com

No. 5 JUCO offensive guard by 247sports.com

No. 22 JUCO player in Arizona by 247sports.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Cody Thomas, QB, 6-4, 213, Colleyville, Texas (Heritage)

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

Four-star recruit by Scout.com

No. 6 quarterback by 247sports.com

No. 7 quarterback by Rivals.com

No. 13 quarterback by ESPN.com

No. 13 player in Texas by Rivals.com

No. 23 player in Texas by ESPN.com

Passed for 4,154 yards and 51 TDs as a senior

Passed for 3,057 yards and 32 TDs as a junior

Selected for 2013 Elite 11 QB Finals

Also a prep baseball standout

Matt Dimon, DE, 6-2, 245, Katy, Texas

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Four-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 22 strongside DE by ESPN.com

No. 23 strongside DE by Scout.com

No. 23 strongside DE by 247sports.com

No. 25 strongside DE by Rivals.com

No. 40 player in Texas by ESPN.com

No. 51 player in Texas by Rivals.com

No. 62 player in Texas by 247sports.com

Recorded 55 tackles, 12.0 sacks and six forced fumbles as a senior

Helped lead Katy to Class 5A state championship

Hatari Byrd, S, 6-1, 195, Fresno, Calif. (Central East)

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Four-star recruit by Scout.com

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 12 safety by 247sports.com

No. 13 safety by Scout.com

No. 14 safety by ESPN.com

No. 16 safety by Rivals.com

No. 8 player in California by 247sports.com

No. 23 player in California by Rivals.com

No. 32 player in California by ESPN.com

No. 90 overall player nationally by 247sports.com

Posted 97 tackles (32 solo) two INTs, four passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior

Selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Game and the 2013 Gridiron Kings Game

Jordan Evans, LB, 6-3, 199, Norman North

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

Two-star recruit by Scout.com

No. 45 outside linebacker by Rivals.com

No. 82 outside linebacker by ESPN.com

No. 117 outside linebacker by 247sports.com

No. 6 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com

No. 12 player in Oklahoma by 247sports.com

No. 14 player in Oklahoma by ESPN.com

Had 94 tackles (72 solo), 9.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a senior, while rushing 51 times for 335 yards and five TDs

Had 87 tackles, 2.0 sacks, three INTs and a forced fumble as a junior

Returned four kickoff returns and two punt returns for TDs during his prep career

Father, Scott Evans, was a three-time all-Big Eight defensive tackle at Oklahoma (1988-90)

Kerrick Huggins, DL, 6-3, 289, Dallas (Skyline)

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com

Four-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 11 defensive tackle by Rivals.com

No. 22 defensive tackle by 247sports.com

No. 27 defensive tackle by Scout.com

No. 39 defensive tackle by ESPN.com

No. 21 player in Texas by Rivals.com

No. 39 player in Texas by 247sports.com

No. 69 player in Texas by ESPN.com

Three-year starter recorded 51 tackles, 17 TFLs, 4.5 sacks and five passes defended as a senior

K.J. Young, WR, 6-1, 182, Perris, Calif. (Citrus Hill)

Three-star recruit by ESPN.com

Three-star recruit by Rivals.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

No. 65 wide receiver by Scout.com

No. 84 wide receiver by ESPN.com

No. 96 wide receiver by 247sports.com

No. 68 player in California by ESPN.com

No. 81 player in California by 247sports.com

Caught 91 passes for 1,593 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior

Dakota Austin, CB, 5-11, 167, Lancaster, Texas

Three-star recruit by Scout.com

Three-star recruit by 247sports.com

Two-star recruit by Rivals.com

No. 87 cornerback by 247sports.com

No. 134 cornerback by Scout.com

No. 158 player in Texas by 247sports.com

Had offers from Texas Tech, Nevada, Tulsa, UNLV, Indiana and Utah State

L.J. Moore, CB, 6-1, 175, Fresno, (Central East) Calif.

Four-star recruit by Rivals.com

Four-star recruit by Scout.com

Four-star recruit by ESPN.com

Four-star recruit by 247sports.com

No. 17 cornerback by Rivals.com

No. 19 cornerback by 247sports.com

No. 24 cornerback by Scout.com

No. 29 cornerback by ESPN.com

No. 20 player in California by Rivals.com

No. 28 player in California by 247Sports.com

No. 46 player in California by ESPN.com

No. 60 player in the region by ESPN.com

No. 194 player in the nation by Rivals.com

No. 244 player in the nation by 247Sports.com

Finished senior campaign with 47 tackles (15 solo), three INTs and returned a fumble for a 60-yard TD

Also spent time at QB, racking up 680 rushing yards and 376 passing yards

* Denotes players signed before national signing day

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