The Oklahoma Sooners became the beneficiary of a commitment switch on Wednesday. Athlete Dimitri Flowers decommitted from Boise State to create a verbal pact with coach Bob Stoops' squad, according to Scout.com writer Bob Przybylo.
The 6'2", 215-pound Churchill High School standout received a scholarship offer from Oklahoma on Saturday. He couldn't make it through the week without accepting it.
“OU has always been one of those schools," Flowers told Przybylo. "Ever since the beginning in my sophomore year. I thought they had just moved on.”
The late offer added to a list that also includes Colorado, Houston and Nevada. Flowers initially committed to Boise State in June.
The Broncos' recruiting class total drops to nine players with the loss. It ranks 82nd in the nation, according to 247Sports.
The 3-star prospect joins an Oklahoma class that now features 15 commits. The Sooners' 2014 recruiting haul is currently ranked 30th nationally.
Flowers is viewed as a player who can fill a variety of roles at the next level. Based on his conversations with Oklahoma coaches, it seems he's slated for a future in the offensive backfield.
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“My versatility is my strength,” Flowers told Przybylo. “They told me I’m going to be used exactly the way Trey Millard has been used. I feel like I’m a good fit for this one."
Millard, the Sooners' senior fullback and a team captain, was lost for the season in late October after suffering a knee injury. His collegiate career is over, opening the door for Flowers to claim early playing time.
Oklahoma often implements its fullbacks into the short-range passing game. Flowers' blocking abilities will certainly be tested.
He is expected to graduate high school in December and enroll early in Norman, according to the Dallas Morning News. If all goes according to plan, Flowers will be on the field when the Sooners open spring practice.