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Oklahoma Football | UCLA Transfer Theo Howard Could Fill Void In Receiving Corps

M. Hofeld

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Oklahoma’s receiving corps is deep and talented…but inexperienced. The graduations of Nick Basquine, A.D. Miller, and Lee Morris, along with the early departure of CeeDee Lamb to the NFL, leaved the Sooners with a junior and four sophomores on the two-deep next fall. While the future is extremely bright for the likes of Jadon Haselwood and company, the Sooners could benefit from having an experienced senior in the group.

That’s where a familiar face may come in handy next fall. UCLA grad transfer Theo Howard is rumored to be heading to Norman for his final NCAA football dance. In three seasons with the Bruins, Howard caught 119 passes for 1,359 yards and 9 touchdowns.

In 2018 Howard caught two passes for 53 yards against the Sooners, when the two teams played in Norman. Oklahoma walked off the field with a 49-21 win but Howard still made quite the impression.

Howard (6-0/181), was a member of UCLA’s 2016 recruiting class. He was ranked as a 4-star prospect by 247Sports and earned a total of 27 scholarship offers, including Oklahoma.

With expectations of the OU offense being even more explosive in 2020 than they were in 2019, when they were the second-ranked offense nationally, the Sooners will be set one way or the other at the receiver position. The addition of 4-star incoming freshman Marvin Mims will only help the situation, but adding Theo Howard would bring senior leadership to a receiving corps that doesn’t have any.

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