Oklahoma added a lot of firepower to Lincoln Riley’s arsenal today. Kentucky graduate transfer wideout Jeff Badet announced his intentions to spend his final season in Norman. The former Wildcat star put up 670 yards and 4 scores on 31 receptions. If those numbers seem low to you, that is due to Kentucky’s run-heavy offense, and they will absolutely jump in Oklahoma’s offense with a quarterback like Baker Mayfield at the helm.
— Jeff Badet (@uk_jb4) March 28, 2017
There’s no hiding it, and there’s no reason to hide the obvious fact that this is a business move for both Oklahoma and Badet. The Sooners know they need a receiver to help fill the hole left by Dede Westbrook’s departure. Which is good, because Badet needs a program with lots of national exposure and a high-octane offense to get to the next level. So, this is a move that makes a lot of sense for both sides.
Badet is only 6-foot flat, but he’s electric with the ball in his hands, and knows how to attack the ball as any tall receiver in the country. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Badet came in and contributed as receiver #1 right away. He’s not the dominant wideout that Westbrook was, but he’s solid, and should light it up in the Oklahoma offensive system.
Badet chose Oklahoma over Oregon and Virginia Tech, and will be eligible to play at OU immediately.
I would highly suggest giving his highlights a watch. He’s an excellent deep ball threat, and because of that, his ceiling in Norman is absolutely sky-high.