Orso makes the switch

The goose egg is gone for OU at defensive end. Sooners land a late bloomer on an official visit.

Major schools are starting to show interest in Homewood (Ala.) defensive end Dwayne Orso, but Oklahoma did one better.

While other schools are getting acquainted with the imposing lineman, the Sooners were ahead of the curve and offered Orso a couple of weeks ago.

That offer has now landed a commitment as Orso confirms he has switched his commitment from Western Kentucky to OU on Sunday.

Orso said earlier in the week that if he felt comfortable with the situation, that he wasn't going to hesitate in making the switch. Orso had been committed to Western Kentucky since September.

The addition of Orso gives OU its first defensive end pledge of the 2014 class, and it's obvious what first-year line coach Jerry Montgomery is looking for.

He wants his defensive ends big. Orso is that at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds. He wants his defensive ends able to fare well in a 3-4 defensive scheme. Orso does that, too, and said that was the one thing Montgomery said he likes about his game the most.

Orso has been hearing from schools like Auburn and Mississippi State but made the official visit to Norman this weekend and committed before flying back home.


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