Oklahoma fans may have had to wait until Monday, but they were rewarded with the multiple verbal commitment weekend they were hoping last Saturday's Red/White game would produce.
That's because La Mirada (CA) wide receiver Dallas Todd has confirmed (via his Twitter account) he became the latest member of Oklahoma's 2014 class after a trip to Norman this past weekend.
Edmond Santa Fe quarterback and longtime Oklahoma target, Justice Hansen, became the third member of OU's 2014 class and the first commitment of the weekend when he made the trip to Norman and chose the Sooners over Texas A&M. While there he apparently struck up and friendship with Todd and the two spent most of the day together.
Todd, who made the trip without his family, did not have any plans following the game so Hansen and his family invited him to join them for dinner. Evidently the two hit it off and according to multiple accounts of the dinner, Hansen was giving Todd the hard sell to become his running mate and pledge to Oklahoma.
Obviously, between Hansen and the Oklahoma coaches Todd saw what he needed to see and made the call after he returned home and talked things over with his family.
At 6'5" 210 pounds, many who have not seen him play assume that Todd is your prototypical possession receiver. Once they see the film however, you quickly realize that is not the case as even for a guy his size Todd is what you might call sneaky fast. He has a long stride and with it covers a lot of ground. What you really like to see is a guy with his size who plays like it. What we mean by that is he's not afraid to get physical and use his size and strength to his advantage. There is a chance he could eventually grow into a tight end, but even if he did it would create an incredibly difficult matchup for any linebacker and/or safety.
The addition of Todd certainly helps to remove the sting of losing Texas City (TX) wide receiver Armanti Foreman, who decommitted from Oklahoma about two weeks ago and was originally OU's first 2014 verbal commit. Jay Norvell took the loss in stride and, as he's done so many times in recent years, reloaded with yet another talented receiver.
Prior to his commitment, Todd held offers from an impressive list of schools. Which included Arizona, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and West Virginia among others.
Welcome to Sooner Nation, Dallis!