Prior to this season’s Peach Bowl between Oklahoma and LSU, the Sooners sent home freshman safety Ty DeArman for disciplinary reasons. Fast forward a few weeks later, and the Texas native has announced his transfer destination.
DeArman, a three-star recruit, committed to Arizona State early in the recruitment process. He flipped to Oklahoma but didn’t see the field for the Sooners this season.
Instead of returning to Oklahoma for next season, DeArman is heading closer to home.
Earlier this afternoon, DeArman announced that he’s transferring to SMU. This is quite the addition for the Mustangs as they try to improve their defense for the 2020 season.
DeArman will have four years of eligibility remaining since he didn’t receive any playing time in 2019.
Unless he receives a waiver for immediate eligibility, the three-star safety will have to sit out next season.
— Ty DeArman (@dearman_ty) January 11, 2020
SMU had one of the most explosive offenses in the country this past season, but the defense struggled mightily. Sonny Dykes’ defense allowed 33.4 points per game.
Perhaps, the addition of DeArman will help out the defense moving forward.
This loss does hurt the depth chart for Oklahoma heading into the offseason. However, there was never any indication that DeArman would see an increased role in 2020.