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Juco defensive lineman Dillon Faamatau commits to OU

OU has added its final piece to #SoonerSquad17, juco defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau.

In the middle of one of the greatest NCAA softball games in history, Oklahoma football got in on the fun as well.

Junior college defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau has flipped his commitment from USC to OU, sources confirmed late Monday evening.

http://www.scout.com/player/217215-dillon-faamatau?s=73

https://twitter.com/DillonFaamatau/status/871950134854144000

Faamatau, listed at 6-foot-4 and 305 pounds, had originally committed to the Trojans on April 30 as part of the 2018 class. However, there was always a possibility of him becoming a member of the 2017 class, and he has earned that right and is the final piece to #SoonerSquad17.

Because of issues with his academic credits transferring, he wasn’t able to be a member of USC for the 2017 season but would have had to spend a semester in junior college before arriving in spring 2018.

That won’t be the case at OU as the Sooners were able to get Faamatau on campus this weekend for an official visit with safety Steven Parker doing the hosting job.

OU has been seeking help for the defensive line so Faamatau is exactly what the Sooners have been looking for.

He will be a redshirt sophomore for the 2017 season, giving him three years of eligibility to help the Sooners this year.

No idea as of this moment when he will get to campus as OU players returned to Norman on Sunday with summer workouts officially underway Monday.

OU softball won a 17-inning thriller, 7-5, vs. No. 1-seeded Florida on Monday evening. Faamatau committed to OU during the 17th inning.


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