OU commits talk about realignment 

September, 23, 2011
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When the idea of Oklahoma moving from the Big 12 to the Pac-12 was presented, nobody was more excited than OU sophomore Tony Jefferson.

Jefferson was one of three California natives who signed with the Sooners two years ago, joining running back Brennan Clay and wide receiver Kenny Stills. Jefferson said he believed they wouldn’t be the last ones, either. With OU playing a more prominent role on the West Coast, the Sooners were going to build a pipeline and be a factor with some of the top prospects in the area, according to Jefferson.

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It might still end up that way, but the Sooners are going to have to work for it. The announcement Tuesday by Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott that the conference wouldn’t expand didn’t just surprise OU fans. It also shocked OU verbal commits.

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