Ok so I think it's probably the yeast that I got. Next test will be picking up the 1 pound container of instant yeast from sams club to try.
I used the microwave to let the dough rise and left it rise for about 4 hours total time, and it got a bit bigger but still not as large as his. tastes great though.
I thing I did with the yeast was to add a little bit of sugar and stirred it a couple times also. Seemed to help a bit.
I did add some oregano about 1 tbsp to the mix and that was pretty darn tasty.