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For those of you who are active on social media, this update on Sooners 2014 wide receiver commit Dallis Todd probably won’t come as news. However, in the event that you might have missed it and/or for those who are active on Twitter and the like, we wanted to get something up so everyone knew the latest.
With classes starting on Monday (or today depending on when you are reading this), Oklahoma was expecting five members of their current 2014 recruiting class to be early enrollees — Todd, Devante Bond, Dimitri Flowers, Justice Hansen, and Isaac Ijalana — and arrive on campus this week. However, this past Sunday 6’4″ 205 pound wide receiver Dallis Todd tweeted the following:
#SoonerNation, as of right now I'm not a mid year enrollee !
— TeamTodd2⃣ (@SwaveyDallis) January 13, 2014
On its own, that could have easily been misconstrued as something much more ominous than it actually was and, for some, may have even potentially called into question his commitment to the Sooners. Fortunately, it was nothing like that although it is a bit of a good news/bad news type situation.
The good being Todd’s commitment is still just as solid as it has been for some time. The bad obviously being that he will now no longer be enrolling early, thus he will also not be taking part in spring practice as so many were looking forward to him doing with his size and athleticism being something this OU offense could use on the outside. Those extra spring reps can be invaluable for incoming freshman, especially those who, like Todd, could be called upon at a position of need for this 2014 Oklahoma offense.
The situation is fairly innocent in that Todd’s high school semester will not officially come to an end until later this month which would force him to miss too much time in this first month of OU’s spring semester. Just a timing issue and one that apparently those involved thought they would be able to work around at some point, but it appears that is no longer the case.
It’s unfortunate for Todd who will still graduate early and has said he’ll just continue to work out and prepare for his arrival in Norman which will now not take place until this summer with the remainder of OU’s incoming class.