Oklahoma Sooners Recovering at Wide Receiver Position

By Luke McConnell

Last week, the Oklahoma Sooners‘ offense was struck a huge blow with the indefinite suspensions of three wide receivers.

Today, it seems the Sooners are on the road to recovery, at least for the future.

Last night, Kameel Jackson, one of the four Sooners who were suspended by head coach Bob Stoops last week, tweeted he was not going to transfer to Texas A&M after all. 10 days ago, Jackson had tweeted he was tranferring to College Station to join the Aggies. The problem was, Jackson had not spoken with Texas A&M officials about the transfer, and it was likely they would not have accepted him, due to the depth they already have at the wide receiver position.

Jackson also revealed the reasoning behind his suspension in a tweet. He said he had missed too much class and that it was nothing more.

Now, whether or not that is the case for Trey Franks, Jaz Reynolds, or Quentin Hayes is yet to be determined. Stoops has not said anything as to the reason for the indefinite suspensions. However, Hayes tweeted last week he would be back for the fall.

Sooners Add Fresno State Transfer

The Sooners also officially added former Fresno State wide receiver, Jalen Saunders this week. Saunders, who was a sophomore in the fall for the Bulldogs, will sit out the 2012 season, and have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013.

Saunders was the Bulldogs’ leading receiver in 2011, catching 50 passes for 1,065 yards, and 12 touchdowns. Saunders also had a 21.4 yards per catch average that ranked second nationally.

Saunders is 5’9″ and 160 pounds, so the Sooners would probably look to use him in the slot, much like they did with Ryan Broyles. However, rumors have circulated that the reason Saunders transferred from Fresno State is because he didn’t want to play in the slot.



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