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Former Oklahoma 4-Star WR Announces Transfer

An Oklahoma Sooners helmet.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: An Oklahoma Sooners helmet on the field before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

As the Oklahoma Sooners prepare for the College Football Playoff, Lincoln Riley's squad will be without a veteran receiver moving forward.

On Tuesday night, junior receiver Mykel Jones entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to

#Sooners receiver Mykel Jones has entered the transfer portal. He'll be a grad transfer. He's caught 33 passes for 495 yards and one touchdown during his career.

— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) December 17, 2019

">Jason Kersey of The Athletic. Not long after the report first emerged, Jones made it official with an announcement on Twitter. "I am writing to inform you of my intent to transfer. I have learned and grown a lot over the past four years as a student athlete and I've gained lifelong friendships. I am thankful for his amazing experience and I appreciate Coach Stoops and Coach Riley for affording me this opportunity," Jones said.

Jones hauled in 29 catches for 416 yards and one touchdown over his first two years with the Sooners.

He failed to make a legitimate impact in 2018 and 2019, though. Jones combined for just four catches for 79 yards in 11 games over the past two seasons. After failing to make an impact this season, Jones decided now was the right time to move on.

The 5-foot-11, 186-pound receiver was a four-star prospect in the 2016 recruiting cycle. According to the 247Sports Composite ranking, Jones rated as the No. 45 receiver and No. 231 overall prospect in his class.

Stay tuned for the latest on Jones' decision.