Sure, holding your announcement ceremony at a local area Supercuts isn't the most common of venues but clearly Dalton Rodriguez marches to the beat of his own drummer. And when the news is that one of the state's top players will be staying home and committing to the Oklahoma Sooners, well then the location of said announcement quickly becomes much less of the focus. And that is exactly what happened today as Tulsa Union's Dalton Rodriguez pledged his verbal commitment to the Sooners who now have a total of six verbal commitments for the 2013 class.
As we've told you previously, Rodriguez stars at defensive end for local powerhouse Union however the Sooners view him as an offensive tackle. Offensive line/tight ends coach Bruce Kittle was in Tulsa on Monday to watch Rodriguez take part in practice and the OU coach extended the scholarship offer shortly after leaving. Given the brief amount of time that transpired from Monday to the news from Rodriguez on Friday that he would be announcing his decision today, it seemed almost inevitable that the Sooners would be the choice.
Despite being somewhat of a developmental player, Rodriguez has yet to play a snap at offensive tackle in his high school career, it's a big commitment for Oklahoma. Not long ago, Rodriguez had been focusing mainly on schools out west like Arizona and Arizona State among others. There appeared to be a decent chance that one of the state's top players may get away from the Sooners. However today's news obviously aleviates those concerns and with it the Sooners add another solid member to their still developing 2013 class.
Welcome to Sooner Nation Dalton!