OU = Transfer QB U?
One would think that OU would be able to recruit and develop the top QBs in the nation and not have to get transfers. Then again, they have lost some QBs as well.
Justice Hansen, 155th overall player in the 2014 class decided to transfer instead of wait his turn behind Trevor Knight and Baker Mayfield. He went to Butler CC and then to Arkansas State.
Chris Robinson, the 172nd overall player in the 2017 class was dismissed from the team. Ended up at FAU.
If they bring in Hurts for 2 years, I wouldn't be surprised to see Austin Kendall, the 190th overall player in the 2016 class, transfer. He has already graduated and has 2 years left to play, so there is no reason for him to stick around as a backup. He already sat behind Mayfield, and behind Murray, the team was supposed to be his next.
Also have to wonder if Tanner Mordecai, 249th best player in the 2018 class, would think about transferring as well. He RS 2018, so he still has 4 years to play, but would he want to sit behind Hurts for 2 years when his talent could have him starting earlier elsewhere? Not to mention that OU already over recruited him with Spencer Rattler, the 23rd best player in the 2019 class. Something has got to give already, adding Hurts makes it even harder.
RS JR - Austin Kendall - 190th in 2016
RS FR - Tanner Mordecai - 248th in 2018
FR - Spencer Rattler - 23rd in 2019
That brings up my soap box. Every year we see good players go to these "blue blood" programs only to be over-recruited the next year and end up transferring. How many times is it going to happen before these players realize they are better off being the star at another school, then riding the bench at a blue blood for a few years before transferring? A lot of times, outside of the top players like Hurts, they end up transferring to a lower school then what they could have had straight out of HS. Take Hansen for example. Instead of going to OU, he could have gone to Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss, Texas A&M. Instead, he goes to OU, gets buried and then after losing eligibility at OU, and then at a JUCO he ends up at Arkansas State. Would he have just been better off with one of those other schools instead? Kids need to take a serious evaluation of the rosters, and themselves to see if they can earn a starting spot, or if they will just get over recruited.