Texas Prospect Commits to OU

LB Mastrogiovanni verbally commits to OU: Inside linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni has committed to Oklahoma. Coach Brandon Hickman confirmed Mastrogiovanni's selection via e-mail on Thursday.

The 6-3, 225-pound Mastrogiovanni selected the Sooners over more than 20 other offers, from schools such as LSU, Arkansas, Baylor, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

He had 77 tackles, 32 solo, two interceptions and two sacks for Jesuit in 2011.

Mastrogiovanni had been recruited by former Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables, but worried that OU's interest had waned and an offer might not materialize after Venables' departure to Clemson, according to a May Rivals.com story.

But new linebackers coach Tim Kish came through with an offer in late May.

"He asked me what I am looking for in a program and why I play football. I gave him a couple of answers and he told me he was hoping he made my day because the University of Oklahoma wanted to offer me a scholarship," Mastrogiovanni told Rivals. (More at Dallas Morning News)
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