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Oklahoma Freshman Derek Green Putting Off Military Career, Will Transfer Instead

The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner carries the American flag on the anniversary of September 11 at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 11: The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner carries the American flag on the anniversary of September 11 at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Derek Green enrolled early at Oklahoma as a member of the Sooners' 2019 recruiting class. Last week, he announced that he was leaving the school.

Initially, Green said that he was going to start a military career. He announced that he was going to enlist in the Navy, but left the caveat that he may instead transfer to another school.

As it turns out, that is the path he is choosing. Green says that he will play elsewhere and "put his military career on hold."

Derek Green was Oklahoma's sole defensive tackle signee in the 2019 recruiting class.

247Sports ranks him No. 721 overall in the class of 2019.

The North Carolina resident was ranked No. 32 in his home state, and No. 57 among defensive tackles in the class of 2019.

Oklahoma is also losing defensive lineman Ron Tatum to transfer, so the Sooners are definitely a bit depleted along their defensive front.

Green had been committed to the Sooners since last April, so it is unclear what other programs may be involved with him as he chooses a new program.

Georgia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Virginia are among the other programs to offer him out of high school. Unless he is granted a waiver, Green will likely have to sit out the 2019 season as a transfer.