Oklahoma adds Eric Gray and more from the transfer portal
Oklahoma has lost some valuable players due to the transfer portal, but they have also made the biggest splash in adding Eric Gray and many more thanks to the transfer portal.
Oklahoma’s major impact player they added is Eric Gray from Tennessee. Gray transfers to Sooners as a sophomore. His 2020 stats were 157 rushing attempts, 772 yards, 4 touchdowns averaging around 4.9 yards a carry.
Gray has proven to be an elusive speed back, once he is in the open field, you might as well wave bye since his speed is unmatched, and he will figure out a way to make the defenders miss in the open field.
Gray fits perfectly in Lincoln Riley’s system. He can catch from the backfield, he can block when he needs to, and he can find the open hole his offensive line will create for him.
The quarterback whisperer Lincoln Riley does it again, adding Micah Bowens to his QB room. Bowens will be competing with 2020 starter Spencer Rattler, number 1 QB in the nation Caleb Williams for a starting position.
Bowens played his high school ball in Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas. He is a dual-threat quarterback who signed with Penn State in 2019. Bowens could just be looking for stability as the quarterback had three different offensive coordinators in his years at Penn State.
Keshawn Lawrence, Tennessee. Lawrence is a safety who left Tennessee just after one year. His addition will help Alex Grinch’s defense, as he is a fast, hard-hitting defensive back with great ball skills.
Lawrence coming out of high school was highly recruited, but he chose Tennessee over Alabama, LSU, Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M, Clemson, Ohio State, and many more.
Wanya Morris, Tennessee. Morris is a 2-year starter on the offensive line. He joins his fellow teammates from Tennessee and lands in Norman to help out a new offensive line with Creed Humphrey and Adrian Ealy’s departure to the NFL.
Robert Congel, Arizona. Congel was a 2-year starter at Arizona, and walk-on at Texas A&M. Congel will help Wanya Morris with the offensive line and protect Spencer Rattler in the backfield.
With all these transfers that Oklahoma is getting, will they finally make a push to get in the National Championship game instead of losing in the first round?