The Oklahoma Sooners have had recent success with graduate transferring stepping on to campus and having an immediate impact. Apparently the trend looks to continue at no other position than wide receiver. On Tuesday, Jeff Badet announced his intentions to transfer from Kentucky to Oklahoma as reported by Joey Helmer of 247 Sports.
— Jeff Badet (@JeffBadet__) March 28, 2017
Although the junior recorded 1,385 total receiving yards along side seven touchdowns in three years with the Wildcats, Badet could potentially make the biggest impact on kick returns. Looking back to 2016, Dede Westbrook and Joe Mixon received the lion’s share of opportunities in the return game. With both departing for the NFL, it’s time to look at replacements.
Playing in 13 games last season with Kentucky, Badet found himself able to return 15 punts. Racking up 344 return yards, the wide receiver boasts a 22.9 yard average. Talk about a the ability to put the Sooners in solid starting field position!
With tons of unproven talent on the roster, Badet could easily work his way into the rotation. Welcome to Sooner Nation!