The Oklahoma Sooners are reportedly losing an incoming freshman. A defensive tackle recruit has reportedly decided to leave the OU program.
SoonerScoop.com is reporting that Oklahoma incoming freshman Derek Green has decided to leave the Sooners’ program. Green, a North Carolina native, was a top-60 defensive tackle in the 2019 recruiting class.
Green’s father has confirmed the news to the Oklahoma outlet.
#Sooners freshman defensive tackle Derek Green has decided to leave OU. His father Arlandis Green confirmed the departure,” SoonerScoop.com reports.
BREAKING: Incoming #Sooners freshman defensive tackle Derek Green has decided to leave OU. His father Arlandis Green confirmed the departure to our @JLMcCuistion. More from Josh on @SoonerScoopCC ($) https://t.co/4xjaFeqfuD
— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) February 13, 2019
Green will not be the first incoming 2019 freshman to leave a major program before playing in a game.
USC lost incoming five-star wide receiver recruit Bru McCoy about a week after he enrolled with the Trojans. The top wide receiver recruit left USC for Texas.
Eligibility rules for these situations are tricky, though the players will likely appeal the NCAA for immediate eligibility at another program for 2019.
Green was a part of Oklahoma’s 2019 recruiting class, which was one of the top classes in the country. The Sooners’ 2019 class was ranked No. 6 in the country and No. 2 in the Big 12 per 247Sports.
Oklahoma, which added Alabama transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts this offseason, is expected to start the 2019 season ranked in the top five.