Dallis Todd Commits to Oklahoma: What Huge 4-Star WR Brings to Sooners

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIApril 16, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

The Oklahoma Sooners have landed the commitment of 4-star wideout Dallis Todd out of La Mirada, California, and without a doubt, he's a huge pickup for Bob Stoops and his staff.

Todd has great size and elite potential, and he could end up being one of Oklahoma's marquee 2014 recruits when all is said and done. 

Bob Przybylo of ESPN.com reports the commitment:

Todd created quite a stir a couple of weeks ago when he said he might commit to Oklahoma on his unofficial visit if everything went well. 

It did, and Todd lived up to his word. A source confirmed on Monday afternoon that Todd committed to the Sooners following a great trip over the weekend. 

For the Sooners, Todd is commitment No. 4 to the 2014 class, and he's the second commitment for Oklahoma in the past few days. Four-star pro-style quarterback Justice Hansen committed to the Sooners on April 13th, 2013.

What exactly is Todd bringing to the table for Oklahoma? 

As I said earlier, he has elite potential.

Where Todd will really stick out is with his size. He's 6'5'', 210 pounds, which is terrific size for a wide receiver. Frankly, he could even pass for a tight end.

That said, he's ranked as the No. 14 wideout in the 2014 class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings and he's the No. 10 player from the state of California. Anytime you can reach into California and pull out a big-time prospect, you have to feel good about that as a recruiter, so Stoops and his staff have to be pretty happy about this commitment.

Combine the recruiting implications of landing such a big-time California prospect with Todd's skill set, and there's a lot to be excited about if you're a Sooners fan.

For as big as he is, Todd possesses very good speed. That's partially due to his natural quickness and athleticism, but much of his speed can be attributed to his length, as he has very long strides and can cover a lot of ground very quickly. Without any doubt in my mind, Todd projects to be a big-time deep threat at the college level. He has the speed and length to create separation and get behind the deep zone or man coverage, and his height allows him to high-point the ball and make plays a smaller receiver couldn't.

He'll also be more than just a vertical threat, though. Todd has great footwork and runs crisp routes, so he'll be very effective on short to intermediate routes as well.

Overall, Todd is a huge commitment for Oklahoma. He has tremendous measurables and great intangibles.

He projects to be a star receiver in time. 

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