Oklahoma redshirt freshman offensive lineman Stacey Wilkins announced on Saturday he has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Wilkins wrote in part on Twitter, “To my teammates, I will forever be thankful for the brotherhood and bond that was created on and off the field as well as in the locker room,” read his statement in part. “I will forever bleed crimson and cream regardless of where God takes me. With that being said I will be entering my name in the transfer portal with 4 years of eligibility remaining.”
Thank You Sooner Nation 🖤 pic.twitter.com/luK2lTDwwM
— Stacey Wilkins II ✞🇦🇸 (@Wilk_65) June 12, 2021
Wilkins opted out of the 2020 college football season due to COVID-19 and had used a redshirt in 2019, where he played in four games and a handful of snaps.
He has great size at 6’6” and over 300 pounds and was the No. 15 offensive tackle and a top 200 recruit per 247sports.
According to OU Insider, Wilkins was expected to back up Wanya Morris, the highly-recruit offensive tackle transfer from Tennessee. However Morris was likely to head off to the NFL after next season, which would’ve created a path for Wilkins to be on the Oklahoma offensive line by 2022, with still three years of eligibility remaining.
Coming out of high school, Wilkins was also recruited by LSU and Alabama.