Headed into the season, the Sooners are a favorite to win the Big 12. They aren’t without their question marks, though. One of those questions is, who will Baker Mayfield be throwing to? As Dede Westbrook heads off to the NFL, the Sooners have just one player returning with more than 20 catches on the year, and that is tight end Mark Andrews. Most likely, that production will be made up by committee as OU has a few promising options.
However, we know one receiver that won’t be an option for Mayfield in 2017. Receiver Zach Farrar has announced his decision via Twitter to transfer from Oklahoma.
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— Zach James (@ZachFarrar3) May 13, 2017
Farrar was a 4-star member of the Sooner’s 2016 class according to Scout, and redshirted last season. There is no word yet on where he might end up, but Farrar was originally committed to Mississippi State before taking a visit to OU, which ultimately led to him flipping his commitment. He also had interest from Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, and then there recruiting snafu with Texas when Charlie Strong accidentally sent Farrar a recruiting package that was intended for his roommate Jordan Humphrey.
Should Farrar decide to transfer to another Division I program, he would have to sit out this upcoming season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. He would also lose a year of eligibility since he used his redshirt last season. Should he drop down to the JUCO ranks, he would be able to play right away, and could look to transfer to a Division I school next season without having to sit out a year.