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Sooners pick up commitment from three-star cornerback

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New Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch said he was uncompromising on certain traits in is defense, especially in the secondary.

That led to a couple of de-commitments in the secondary early in his tenure.

Sunday, it paid off when three-star cornerback Dontae Manning announced his commitment to the Sooners. Manning made his announcement on Twitter.


Manning (6-foot-0, 180 pounds) was among the large group of players who visited for the Sooners' spring game over the weekend.

He had offers that included Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri among others.

Manning, from Raytown, Missouri, is the sixth 2020 commitment for the Sooners and the first on the defensive side. Athlete Drew Sanders could wind up playing on the defensive side in Norman as well.

Manning's commitment is the first of at least three players who committed over the weekend to make their decisions public. At least two sets of Lincoln Riley's eyeball emojis remain unaccounted for.

For the second year in a row, Riley made the spring game a focus of Oklahoma's recruiting efforts. Last season, the Sooners received a wave of commitments just before the game. This season, the game was moved up a day to Friday due to weather and the commitments are becoming public after the game.


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OU senior Grant Fate, of Dallas, yells  "Boomer Sooner" with other fans as the team arrives at the stadium for the Rose Bowl Game, a College Football Playoff Semifinal, between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Georgia Bulldogs (UGA) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

OU senior Grant Fate, of Dallas, yells "Boomer Sooner" with other fans as the team arrives at the stadium for the Rose Bowl Game, a College Football Playoff Semifinal, between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Georgia Bulldogs (UGA) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Monday,...

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Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The... Read more ›

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