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Oklahoma Lands Transfer Texas A&M TE Blake Smith

The Oklahoma Sooners have added some depth to their H-Back/Tight End room with the addition of former Texas A&M Aggie, Blake Smith, on Monday.

Smith, a 6-4, 255-pound tight end out of Southlake Carroll (TX), was a redshirt sophomore last season and played in five games for A&M, catching two passes. In the class of 2020, Smith was ranked as a three-star recruit and was the No. 24 ranked tight end in the country, according to 247Sports.


Oklahoma tight ends coach Joe Jon Finley was a part of the Texas A&M staff and was who originally recruited Smith to College Station, so the two have plenty of history and will have a reunion of sorts in Norman in 2023.

After losing TE Brayden Willis to the NFL Draft and TE Daniel Parker to graduation, the Sooners needed to add some pieces to the room, and preferably experienced pieces. After the addition of Austin Stogner, it was expected that OU would still look to add some more college experience and with Smith, they have done just that.

Oklahoma has three young tight ends with Kaden Helms and Jason Llewellyn both coming off of their true freshman seasons and incoming freshman Kade McIntyre already signed. Those guys will eventually have a major role in Jeff Lebby’s scheme, but for now they can learn behind the older guys and get used to the speed of the college game.

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