With transfer portal season officially upon us, college football fans are beginning to witness big names from their favorite teams announce their decision to enter the portal.
While Smothers did not see the field much in his freshman season with the Sooners, the North Carolina native did record 11 carries for 42 yards averaging 3.8 yards per carry.
Coming out of high school, the 5-foot-11, 173-pound running back was listed as a four-star prospect by the On3 Industry Ranking as well as the nation’s 379th-ranked player. He also checked in as the 26th-ranked running back in his class and the 14th-ranked player in the state of North Carolina.
Smothers’ announcement to enter the transfer portal came just minutes after another member of the Sooners backfield elected to leave, with senior running back Marcus Major also deciding to transfer.
Oklahoma will now have multiple departures to fill ahead of the 2024 season. Still, with this offseason shaping up to include one of the busiest portal cycles in college football history, Brent Venables should have some options available for replacement.