The Oklahoma Sooners received their sixth commitment in the 2014 recruiting class today from unrated offensive tackle Alex Dalton. The Troy standout is something of an unknown commodity, but he had several major offers and was a big target for the Sooners with Bill Bedenbaugh and Jerry Montgomery both recruiting Dalton to Norman. Dalton gives the Sooners their first offensive line prospect in the class, and he committed to the school after last visiting Oklahoma in late March.
Dalton received offers from the Arkansas Razorbacks, Cincinnati Bearcats, Indiana Hoosiers, Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan State Spartans, Stanford Cardinal, Virginia Tech Hokies, Louisville Cardinals, Penn State Nittany Lions Nebraska Cornhuskers, and South Carolina Gamecocks in his recruitment. There was certainly a lot of interest out there in Dalton, and his size, strength, intelligence, and versatility (he can play anywhere on the offensive line) are likely big reasons why.
The 6’4″, 280 pound offensive lineman had a big month of May with major offers from Arkansas, Virginia Tech, and Louisville, and so Oklahoma’s ability to land Dalton so quickly is impressive given the late push made by other major schools.
Oklahoma currently has one of the top five recruiting class in the Big 12, and 247Sports ranks the Sooners current 2014 haul as the 31st-best in the country.