The Oklahoma State Cowboys are looking to improve from the 110th best pass defense from last season, but it looks like they’ll have to do it without the help of Derek Robertson. The junior safety announced on Twitter that he is transferring from the program.
Time to start a new chapter in my life. Thank you for everything Oklahoma State. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/eypYYEGbhl
— Deric.. ™ (@KooMoDee) June 11, 2015
A three-star recruit, Derek was part of the Cowboys 2013 class out of Killeen, TX. His freshman year showed lots of promise as he earned playing time in eight games, but last season was a bit of a step back. As a reserve he had just eight total tackles in 2014.
No reason was given for the decision to transfer, but playing behind Tre Flowers and Jordan Sterns, Robertson wasn’t expected to get much playing time in 2015. Still, any loss of depth to a defensive unit that struggled a year ago isn’t good.