NORMAN, OK (TNN) - The University of Oklahoma is reportedly stepping in to keep quarterback Austin Kendall from playing at West Virginia next season, according to ESPN.
Last week Kendall’s name showed up in the NCAA transfer portal, meaning he was able to leave OU as a graduate transfer and play for another university next season. But, many universities still reserve the right to block transfers from being immediately eligible to play at a new university. Oklahoma is reportedly using that ability to keep Kendall from being immediately eligible if Kendall goes to the Mountaineers, another Big 12 school.
Last year, the SEC passed a rule which prohibits their schools from blocking a transfers eligibility at a new school.
Sources told ESPN that Kendall entered the transfer portal last Friday after learning that the Sooners were courting Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Kendall could still transfer to West Virginia and spend one year on the sideline, leaving him only one year of eligibility left.