If you were holding on to any glimmer of hope that Austin Kendall would return to Oklahoma after exploring his transfer options, it’s time to let that go. He gone!
According to a report from ESPN’s Jake Trotter, the Sooners have blocked Kendall’s transfer plans to West Virginia. It doesn’t mean he can’t go there, but it does mean that he will not be eligible to play immediately. Instead, he would have to sit a year, per the NCAA transfer rule, and would only have one season of eligibility remaining after that.
Under new transfer rules, Kendall is able to talk to West Virginia coaches and is free to transfer there. Oklahoma, however, still reserves the right under NCAA rules to keep Kendall from becoming immediately eligible at West Virginia, another Big 12 school, for the 2019 season, even though Kendall has earned his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma. Kendall could still transfer to West Virginia, but he would have to sit out the upcoming season, leaving him with only one year of eligibility left.ESPN
This move almost surely ends Kendall’s relationship with Oklahoma. It had already been reported that he had withdrawn from classes, and it appears now that there’s no turning back for the would-be front-runner to replace Kyler Murray.
If Oklahoma loses out on the Jalen Hurts Sweepstakes then sophomore to be Tanner Mordecai will enter the spring as QB #1 for the Sooners.