Much of the news after the spring game was extremely positive for the Oklahoma Sooners football program. However, the harsh reality of the transmission portal led to a wide receiver deciding to move on. Wide receiver Cody Jackson entered his name on the transfer portal on Monday and it looks like he will find a new playground in 2022.
It’s similar to last spring when Mike Woods played in Arkansas’ spring game only to move to Oklahoma shortly thereafter.
Jackson, who caught just five passes for 45 yards in his freshman season, enters the portal with three years of fitness. He was one of the earliest commitments to the Sooners’ 2021 recruiting class. He committed himself for almost 2 years before signing with the Sooners and the whole process remained steadfast at his commitment.
He was a four-star recruit from Foster, Texas (the same high school where Sooners legend CeeDee Lamb came from) and only saw action in two games last year. He played in the Sooners’ victories in Norman against West Carolina and Nebraska.
– NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) 25 April 2022
Jackson looked best for more of an opportunity under attacking coordinator Jeff Lebby with several receivers departing via the transfer portal or to the NFL. But after staying with the Sooners through the spring, it looks like Jackson will be looking for a new home.
The Sooners’ receiving room looks pretty thin, all things considered with Marvin Mims, Theo Wease, Jalil Farooq and Drake Stoops at the top of the depth chart. Brian Darby and Trevon West will also participate in the rotation, while Jayden Gibson and Nic Anderson have the potential to contribute in year one.
There’s a good chance the Sooners will use the portal as a way to get another one or two receivers into the room, if nothing else for depth purposes.
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