Less than an hour after Oklahoma reportedly backed off its transfer blocking of quarterback Austin Kendall, the former four-star recruit has reportedly made a decision.
Kendall, who put his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal earlier this month, has reportedly enrolled at West Virginia.
247Sports first reported news of Kendall’s official move to West Virginia.
Kendall will be enrolling at West Virginia on Thursday.
After hours of public shaming, the Sooners relented on their decision to keep him from being eligible right away. EerSports reported that he would then visit Morgantown on Thursday, but we can now update that and say Kendall will enrollat West Virginia on Thursday. He will officially be a Mountaineer.
Kendall’s move to West Virginia had reportedly been blocked by Oklahoma earlier in the day.
The quarterback is a graduate transfer, so he’s able to play right away in 2019. However, Oklahoma was allowed to block moves within the conference.
Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley has backed off that blocking, though, allowing Kendall to go to West Virginia.
BREAKING: Oklahoma will grant grad transfer QB Austin Kendall the waiver to be immediately eligible at West Virginia, @usatodaysports
The school worked through its concerns over a transfer within the Big 12 to arrive at the decision.
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) January 16, 2019
Kendall, who has two years of eligibility remaining, threw for 122 yards and 1 touchdown during the 2018 season.
He spent his time at Oklahoma backing up Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray and likely would’ve been OU’s backup to Jalen Hurts in 2019.
Now, Kendall gets to head to another major program and likely start right away.