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Sunday, January 19, 2014
Sooners flip ex-Northwestern commit

By Damon Sayles

The switch was anticipated, and early Sunday evening, it was confirmed. Jordan Thomas (Klein, Texas/Klein Collins) is headed to Norman.

Thomas, a high three-star athlete expected to play safety at the next level, flipped his commitment from Northwestern to Oklahoma after an official visit to Norman. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete, who confirmed the pledge via text message, became the Sooners’ 22nd commitment of the 2014 recruiting class.

Recruited by Oklahoma cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, Thomas ended a pledge to Northwestern that lasted more than a year. Thomas was the Wildcats’ first 2014 pledge on Dec. 15, 2012, after taking an unofficial visit.

Thomas was a two-way standout for his high school during the 2013 season. He lined up at receiver, running back and quarterback on offense, compiling more than 1,300 total yards and 15 touchdowns. He was a ball hawk in the secondary -- and Oklahoma expects him to continue that against Big 12 opponents.