Now that Lincoln Riley has found a new home in South California we are seeing the ripple effects in Norman take place. In a not so shocking move former five-star quarterback Spencer Rattler announced he will be entering the transfer portal this offseason. He isn’t the only former five-star recruit that has dipped into the portal though. Former five-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood also announced he will be transferring from Oklahoma this offseason.
It is no surprise that Rattler is leaving Oklahoma. Even before Lincoln Riley decided to leave the Sooners it was heavily speculated that he would enter due to losing his starting job. During OU’s matchup with the Texas Longhorns Rattler was benched in favor for true freshman QB Caleb Williams.
Jadon Haselwood’s announcement to transfer was more unexpected and rather concerning if you’re a Sooners fan. Haselwood has caught 39 passes for 399 yards and six touchdowns this season for the Sooners. In the 2019 recruiting cycle Jadon was the No. 1 wide receiver, and the No. 4 prospect in the entire class.
Both of these losses are huge, but even worse as they are only a sign to come. Former five-star wide receiver from Allen High School, Theo Wease Jr., has also entered the transfer portal. This the exact opposite kind of move the Oklahoma athletic department was hoping to head in as they move towards the SEC.