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OU football picks up verbal commitment #13

Franklin "Frank" Shannon

Defensive Back/Linebacker - Dallas, Tx - Skyline High School
Recruiting SitesRivals - Scout - ESPN
Measurables: 6'2" 210lbs
Rankings: Scout - #12 S in nation
Status - Verbally Committed to Oklahoma
Offers and Other Interested Schools - offers from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas A&M

Check out the details and video after the jump.

Oklahoma coaches have fought for several years to get their foot in the door at Skyline High School and based on recent results, it would appear that foot is planted quite firmly in the powerful Dallas program.  Shannon reportedly committed late Thursday night and becomes the third Skyline player to commit to OU in the past two years.  Incoming freshman LB Corey Nelson, a late commit on 2010 signing day, and WR Joe Powell also hail from the Skyline program.  Shannon projects as a perfect fit for the hybrid LB/DB role OU coaches have used ever since TRRW was roaming the field in Norman.  In fact, Coach Venables described just such a role for Shannon in a conversation they had several weeks ago. 

 Additionally, Shannon's teammate LB Anthony Wallace is another Skyline product that OU has been heavily recruiting so one would have to think that Shannon's commitment only enhances OU's chances of landing Wallace as well. 

Welcome to Sooner Nation Frank!