The Norman Transcript

December 19, 2013

Report: Texas Tech quarterback intends to walk on at OU

Mayfield threw for for 2,315 yards this season

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The Austin American Statesman reported Thursday morning that former Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to walk on at Oklahoma an enroll in school in January. However, Mayfield has not informed the OU coaching staff of his plans.

As a true freshman walk-on in 2013, Mayfield completed 64.1 percent of his pass attempts for 2,315 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions while playing in eight games.

Mayfield asked Texas Tech for his release when the regular-season ended. He has appealed to the NCAA for immediate eligibility because he was not on scholarship.

There doesn’t appear to be one at OU for him, much less any room on the depth chart.

The Sooners are already facing a scenario where it could have five scholarships when spring practice begins in March. Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen is expected to enroll for the spring semester and join Trevor Knight, Blake Bell, Kendal Thompson and Cody Thomas, who redshirted this season, in the quarterback room.