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Watch List DE D.J. Ward commits to OU

4/14/2012

NORMAN, Okla. – Earlier this week, defensive end D.J. Ward (Lawton, Okla./Lawton) said there wasn’t a good chance for him to commit to Oklahoma this weekend.

His tune changed a little after getting to Norman, Okla., on Friday night and the Sooners kept gaining momentum until Ward reached his breaking point.

Ward, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds and on the ESPN Watch List, committed to the Sooners following OU’s Red-White spring game Saturday afternoon.

Ward had mentioned the possibility of visiting Ohio State, but he said those plans are no more.

“No more visits necessary,” Ward said. “I’m done. I’m going to OU. I’m a Sooner.”

Ward is the fourth commit for OU’s 2013 class and second defensive end. Coincidentally, fellow end commit Matt Dimon (Katy, Texas/Katy) was also at OU’s spring game.