For a recruit from the Los Angeles area, Norman, Okla., won’t often feel like a home away from home. But it is for ESPN Watch List wide receiver Dallis Todd (La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada).
Todd created quite a stir a couple of weeks ago when he said he might commit to Oklahoma on his unofficial visit if everything went well.
It did, and Todd lived up to his word. A source confirmed on Monday afternoon that Todd committed to the Sooners following a great trip over the weekend.
Todd, who is 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, has aunts and uncles in the Oklahoma City area and he said being able to be close to his family was going to be important.
OU still had to deliver on the visit, and the Sooners did that in spades. Todd spent the majority of his time with OU wide receivers coach Jay Norvell. When he wasn’t with Norvell, he was with fellow OU commit ESPN Watch List quarterback Justice Hansen (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe).
The bond between Todd and Hansen was so tight that Todd came along for Hansen’s surprise dinner on Saturday night to celebrate his commitment.
Todd said Saturday night he was feeling great about the Sooners, but he wasn’t going to commit without talking to his parents. He flew by himself to OU and wanted to talk to his parents face-to-face. Once that was done, he said his first call would be to Norvell to let him know he was joining Hansen in pledging to the Sooners.
Despite how much Todd expressed his interest in OU, it was still questionable if he would follow through on his commitment. With so many schools interested and one top offer after another coming his way -- Todd's offers include Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma State -- nobody would have blamed him had he decided to wait.
Instead OU once again has a big-time receiver recruit in the fold. Two weeks ago ESPN Watch List wide receiver Armanti Foreman (Texas City, Texas/Texas City) decommitted from OU. It never takes long for Norvell to find an answer.
Todd is OU’s fourth commit of the 2014 class and continues OU’s string of being able to land quality recruits from California.