BY RYAN ABER Staff Writer raber@opubco.com

Oklahoma hasn't had much positive recruiting news lately but for the second time in a week, the Sooners appear to have flipped a player who had long been committed elsewhere.

Dallas Skyline defensive tackle Kerrick Huggins (6-foot-4, 283 pounds), who had been committed to Texas A&M since February, switched to the Sooners on Friday.

Huggins' switch was first reported by 247sports.com.

Huggins is the first defensive tackle to commit to the Sooners, who are in need at the position with defensive tackles Casey Walker, Stacy McGee and Jamarkus McFarland set to graduate.

Earlier in the week, defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo switched his commitment from Oklahoma State to the Sooners.

But the Sooners have also lost Tulsa Union's Dalton Rodriguez and missed out on Dallas Kimball defensive tackle Justin Manning recently.

Rodriguez switched his commitment to Tulsa in part because of a desire to play on the defensive side and in part because of Golden Hurricane assistant Adam Blankenship, a former Union defensive line coach, being at the school.

Manning, the brother of former Sooners standout DeMarcus Granger, committed to Texas A&M last week.

Huggins gives the Sooners 15 commitments for the 2013 class.


Commitments are nonbinding.

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