Oklahoma State running back Jeff Carr has decided to transfer to Texas A&M-Kingsville, as was first reported by GoPokes.com.
Carr was a two-star prospect from Temple, Texas who chose Oklahoma State over Boise State, Purdue, Texas Tech and others.
Despite Oklahoma State having plenty of opening at running back in recent seasons, Jeff Carr’s career never took off in Stillwater. He played in 20 career games with the Cowboys, racking up 231 yards as well as 26 receiving yards and 671 special teams yards. Carr actually saw his production decrease his sophomore season, going from 36 carries as a freshman to only 12 in 2016, piling up just 83 rushing yards.
Carr is expected to be immediately eligible since Texas A&M-Kingsville is a Division II program and is a member of the Lone Star Conference, which includes West Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Commerce, Tarleton State and several others.
Without Carr, the Cowboys are now very young at running back. Of the five on the roster, the Pokes have one sophomore, Justice Hill, and four freshmen.
But it’s the freshman who have been getting more and more attention at camp in Stillwater. The two redshirt freshmen are Ja’Ron Wilson and LD Brown, and two true freshmen are J.D. King and Chuba Hubbard.
While hopefully Carr finds more success down at Texas A&M-Kingsville, this is not a huge loss for the Cowboys. Hill is the obvious #1 running back for Mike Gundy’s offense and the battle for back up should be a good one and continue well into the season.
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