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Oklahoma 4-Star Freshman Considering A Position Change

A close up of an Oklahoma Sooners football helmet.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 22: An Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field during warm ups before the game against the Kansas Jayhawks November 22, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Jayhawks 44-7. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Trejan Bridges came to Oklahoma wanting to make an immediate impact. The highly ranked 4-star wide receiver loved Oklahoma's high-powered offensive attack. Bridges anticipated a smooth high school-to-college transition.

But according to recent practice reports, Bridges may be making an unlikely position change. It's not due to lack of playing time, though.

Oklahoma's pass defense has been mediocre at best. As a result, Bridges has been taking reps at safety in practice. It was his idea to begin with too.

Bridges approached Lincoln Riley about the possible move. Clearly, Riley liked the idea. Not mention it was a selfless move to help his team potentially solve an issue. What's not to like about that?

It appears the transition is already paying off.

"He's already a guy that's well-respected throughout the team because he's a phenomenal player offensively too," OU safety Patrick Fields said, via "But seeing him being able to come over to the defensive side and transition so fast, and be willing to learn the new defense and all that, it just makes you respect him that much more."

Once again, the Sooners look like a championship contender. But in past years, the defense has been an Achilles' heel.

Can Bridges help take the Oklahoma defense to new heights?