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Monday, January 14, 2013
WR Cavil reverses course, flips to Sooners

By Bob Przybylo

ESPN 300 wide receiver Dannon Cavil (San Antonio/Madison) hasn’t been bashful about saying Oklahoma is his dream school.

When he was committed to Ole Miss in the summer, the Sooners were still No. 1. After flipping to California in the fall, OU was still on his mind.

Dannon Cavil
Four-star prospect Dannon Cavil is the Sooners' fourth receiver commitment of the Class of 2013.
And now, days away from enrolling early, Cavil is realizing his dream. Cavil tweeted Monday afternoon he has switched his commitment one more time, pledging to the Sooners.

San Antonio Madison coach Jim Streety confirmed Cavil's plans to enroll early at OU.

“Committed to the University of Oklahoma… enroll in the next couple of days,” Cavil tweeted, followed with a picture of him in OU gear.

Cavil is OU’s fourth wide receiver commit and second in as many days. Three-star wide receiver K.J. Young (Perris, Calif./Citrus Hill) pledged to OU on Sunday afternoon.

While Young is considered a deep-play, explosive threat, Cavil brings a much different skill set to the table: size.

None of OU’s three previous receiver commits is as big as Cavil, who is 6-foot-5, 205 pounds and ranked No. 239 in the ESPN 300 and No. 35 at wide receiver. He is OU’s highest-ranked wide receiver commit.

And it’s another example of just how fast things can happen in recruiting. Cavil said he was offered by OU on Thursday and spent the weekend talking it over.

“I know OU has been his dream school for a long time, and we’ve developed a great relationship with the OU coaches. It’s a great fit,” Streety said. “Unless something changed this afternoon, that’s what he wanted to do. We know he’s in good hands.”

Cavil attended OU’s junior day but was told by OU receivers coach Jay Norvell that the Sooners weren’t quite ready to offer. They wanted to evaluate him more during his senior season before making a decision.

Well, better late than never.

“I’m a speedy, big playmaker and physical receiver,” said Cavil last week after being offered.

Cavil never took an official visit to OU, but he didn’t need to as he had already seen the campus. He is OU’s 20th commit for the Class of 2013.

Wide receiver never appeared to be a position of need for this group after a tremendous crop in 2012, but Norvell once again has produced a solid class, highlighted by the 11th-hour switch by Cavil.