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Oklahoma Sooners Football: PJ Mbanasor and Antoine Stephens Intend to Transfer

The cornerbacks had been surpassed by younger players on the depth chart.

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Oklahoma cornerbacks P.J. Mbanasor and Antoine Stephens intend to transfer out of the program, Bob Stoops told reporters Thursday. Both had been surpassed in the pecking order by younger players.

Mbanasor came to Norman with a considerable amount of hype in 2015, but he rarely saw the field after starts against Akron and Tulsa. Things were even worse for Mbanasor in 2016, as he never saw the field despite Oklahoma’s well-documented instability at the position that season. He ends his OU career with seven tackles and one pass breakup.

Stephens was in the same recruiting class as Mbanasor, but he came in with a bit less hype. The three-star corner from Dallas redshirted in 2015 and never saw the field in 2016. Both players would’ve been redshirt sophomores in 2017.

The departures of Stephens and Mbanasor leave OU with only six scholarship corners for 2017 (if you include Justin Broiles as a corner).