The Oklahoma Sooners football team added two new commitments for the 2014 Recruiting Class, one an offensive guard and the other a cornerback.
The offensive guard is Troy (Ohio) High School’s Alex Dalton, a player that brand new assistant coach Bill Bedenbaugh went to Ohio to recruit personally. Dalton is 6-4, 280 pounds, and word is that he may switch positions when he comes to OU. Since Gabe Ikard will be gone and Ty Darlington will be a junior when Dalton comes to Norman, the Sooners may move him to center.
Bedenbaugh wanted Dalton when he was at West Virginia, and he kept working on him after coming to OU. There wasn’t actually interest in Dalton before Bedenbaugh came to OU, and he is one of the assistant’s personal targets. He also had offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Stanford, and Yale.
Dalton is also the first offensive line recruit for the Sooners in the 2014 Recruiting Class.
The second player who committed to the Sooners for the 2014 Recruiting Class this past week is cornerback Tito Windham from Gulfport (Miss) Harrison Central High School.
Windham had 44 tackles and one interception as a junior and also played some at quarterback. A number of schools were watching Windham, including Alabama and LSU, but it was Mike Stoops who called and made him his first commitment offer and Windham accepted immediately.
Windham (5-9, 174 pounds), much like all the 2014 Recruiting Class commitments, can change their minds between now and next February, but Windham said he won’t.
“No, my recruitment is done,” Windham said. “I’m not sure if I’m going to visit [OU] in the summer or the fall, but I’m definitely going to get there soon.”