The Oklahoma State Cowboys suffered a home loss over the weekend but it wasn’t the only bad news received by the fanbase. On Monday afternoon, receiver Jalen McCleskey announced the intention to transfer. Utilizing a the implementation of a new rule, the senior also intends to redshirt. The move allows McCleskey to transfer while retaining a year of eligibility.
Breaking: Jalen McCleskey has decided to redshirt and transfer from #OKState. Mike Gundy said McCleskey said he feels like he wasn’t getting the ball enough. Shocking loss of a veteran WR.
— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 24, 2018
Earning playing time since setting foot on campus, McCleskey recorded a total of 167 receptions. Racking up 1,865 total yards of offense, the receiver crossed the goal line seventeen times. Providing a sense of stability and experience with a new quarterback this season, the veteran ranked second on the team with 15 catches this season. However, the senior posted two touchdowns to lead the program. Vacating the position, its clear that McCleskey’s production and presence will be missed.
The responsibility in the air raid now falls to the likes of Tylan Wallace as well Dillon Stoner. As a duo, the pair collected 40 receptions through four games this year and three scores. This could shape up to be a bigger loss that it appears on the surface.