After losing two quarterbacks to the transfer portal at the end of the season, the Oklahoma Sooners were clearly thin at the position. Possessing two scholarship signal caller in Spencer Rattler and incoming freshman Caleb Williams, the coaching staff needed to address the issue. Diving into the list of potential candidates, the program added a dual-threat option via transfer in Micah Bowens.
Initially signing with Penn State as a member of the 2020 recruiting class, Bowens did not appear in a single contest as a true freshman. Despite the lack of experience, the quarterback has a year in a college weight training program. In addition, Bowens gained valuable knowledge while under the direction of James Franklin with the Nittany Lions.
While Rattler is the expected starter, Williams is the heir apparent to the throne. Still, there’s room and more specifically a role for Bowens on this roster. Providing depth and a legitimate yet immediate backup option for the upcoming season, the quarterback’s progress will be an interesting storyline to follow.