Todd ready to be a Sooner

Schools keep coming for Dallis Todd, and he keeps turning them down. He's solid to OU. Is that the case following his visit?

Committing early can help during the recruiting process as long as other schools get the memo that you're done with looking around.

That hasn't been the case for La Mirada (Calif.) High four-star wide receiver Dallis Todd. Committed to Oklahoma since April 15, he hasn't given any reason at all as to why he might be backing out.

No reason has been needed, though, for schools such as Ole Miss and Nebraska to keep flooding him with letters to entice him to look around. Todd hasn't yet. And following his official visit to OU last weekend, he's not going to as he is locked down with the Sooners.

"I'm 200 percent committed," Todd said.

When Todd visited the campus for the spring game, he came by himself. For this visit his mother was with him. Todd didn't want to leave Norman back in April. This time around it was his mother who didn't want to leave the area.

"She really liked it," Todd said. "She didn't want to come back yet."

Todd was hosted by redshirt freshman wide receiver Derrick Woods, who Todd got to know during spring game weekend. But he also had a chance to hang out with Sterling Shepard and Jalen Saunders.

The goal was simple. Todd wanted to know as much about OU receivers coach Jay Norvell as possible. Throughout the process, Todd has developed a stellar relationship with Norvell. Todd wanted to know if it would stay that way once he got on campus.

The good news for him, he said, is every receiver said Norvell doesn't change once you get to campus.

"It's just the way he loves the game," Todd said. "It's not just that, he's like a second dad to all the players, and they all said they can count on him when they need him. That really stands out."

Todd was originally supposed to visit OU earlier this month, but Norvell told him to stay home and take the SAT one more time.

OU fans were worried if that meant Todd still had some academic work to get done before qualifying. But Todd said all those worries can be put aside following a great SAT score.

"It went really good," Todd said. "Better than I expected. My goal is still to enroll early."

With the academic questions pushed to the side, Todd was able to enjoy himself and admitted coming in for the Texas Tech game was a great idea.

Todd was impressed by the more than 20,000 fans OU had for its spring game, but it was nothing compared to the more than 80,000 fans who stayed through the delay and cheered the Sooners to the 38-30 victory.

He didn't find himself wishing to be a part of it. He knows he will be a part of it, much sooner than later.

"It was way different," said Todd about seeing a game. "This is actually going to be me. I'm going to running out the same tunnel. It opened my eyes."

What also opened his eyes is the opportunity that is ahead for him. The Sooners are lacking a tall wide receiver that can stretch the field. That's exactly the spot Todd believes he can come in and fill.

"I was watching all the wide receivers and watching the way Norvell coaches on the sidelines," Todd said. "I can definitely be that deep threat down the field to help open up the offense."

Todd said he understands other schools will continue to send letters, but it won't happen for too much longer. In two months, this process will be over and he can head to Norman and start his future.

"I can't wait," Todd said. "I'll be back soon."

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