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Oklahoma Football Recruiting: Sooners Land 2 Massive 6'5" Prospects

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 16:  The Oklahoma Sooners take the field before the game against the Iowa State Cyclones November 16, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 48-10. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystNovember 18, 2013

Oklahoma added a pair of versatile pieces to its 2014 recruiting class Sunday night. The Sooners secured commitments from tight end Isaac Ijalana (Mount Holly, N.J.) and defensive end Dwayne Orso (Birmingham, Ala.), according to Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.

The 3-star prospects, via 247Sports, give Oklahoma 17 total pledges, three coming this month. Cornerback Dimitri Flowers accepted the Sooners' scholarship offer Nov. 6.

Coach Bob Stoops and his staff landed the latest commits a day after hosting Orso and Ijalana. Both players were in attendance Saturday, when Oklahoma overwhelmed Iowa State in Norman.

The tandem provides the Sooners' class with a boost in size. They each stand at 6'5" and display excellent athleticism.

Orso, a 6'5", 255-pound edge-rusher, is listed as the nation's No. 60 weak-side defensive end prospect in 247Sports' composite rankings. He initially created a verbal pact with Western Kentucky before committing to Oklahoma.

The Homewood High School standout fits the mold of a slim pass-rusher, still growing as a run-defender. The raw prospect is a "high-ceiling" talent.

Ijalana, a JUCO product, provides an infusion of athleticism at Oklahoma's tight end position. The 6'5", 235-pound prospect is a sophomore at Pierce College in Los Angeles, Calif.

He will arrive in Norman with two years of eligibility remaining in his collegiate football career. Ijalana, ranked third nationally among JUCO tight end recruits by 247Sports, also hold offers from Florida Atlantic, Illinois and Temple.

The Sooners' 2014 recruiting class remains a work in progress. It currently ranks 25th nationally and fourth in the Big 12, according to 247Sports.

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