BTW's Alexander switches commitment to Sooners
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Monday, November 05, 2012
11/05/12 at 9:49 PM
Booker T. Washington’s Dominique Alexander didn’t waste time changing his college football destination on Monday.
Alexander announced he was committing to Oklahoma, just hours after rescinding a five-month pledge to Arkansas.
“I get to stay home,” the senior linebacker/safety said. “OU is one of the top programs in the nation. For my name to be a part of it is a great feeling.”
Alexander said he called Sooners head coach Bob Stoops, who was “real excited” about his choice.
“He kept telling me he loves the way I play,” said Alexander, who added he is projected as an outside linebacker or nickel back. “He said I’m big, fast and physical and they are going to do a lot to help me when I get there to be the best that I can be.”
Alexander witnessed OU’s game against Notre Dame, traveling with Sooners commit Stanvon Taylor, a friend who plays at East Central.
“He had a lot to do with my recruiting,” Alexander said while laughing.
One of the main reasons Alexander decommitted from Arkansas, he said, was because there is “a lot up in the air as far as the coaching situation.”
Alexander (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) has 121 tackles, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and four sacks this season. He had a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown against Bartlesville last week to seal the Hornets’ playoff bid.
Alexander’s older brother Derrick is a defensive lineman at Tulsa and was the Tulsa World’s 2010 state player of the year. His father, Derrick, was the Tulsa World’s metro defensive player of the year in 1985 and played at Oklahoma State.
He is the 12th member of the Sooners’ 2013 recruiting class and the fourth from the Tulsa area. Alexander joins Jenks wide receiver Jordan Smallwood, Union offensive lineman Dalton Rodriguez and Taylor, listed as an athlete, to commit to Oklahoma.
“We’ll be excited about the chance to represent Tulsa at OU,” Alexander said.
Dominique Alexander of B. T. Washington has given a verbal commitment to play football at Oklahoma. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World