As you may recall, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops previously announced that cornerbacks PJ Mbanasor and Antoine Stephens had expressed interest in transferring out of his program. It now appears that Mbanasor has chosen a destination.
The 6-1, 190-pound cornerback came to Norman from Hendrickson HS (Pflugerville, Texas) 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 ended his OU career with seven tackles and one pass breakup to his credit.
I’m glad that Mbanasor has found a home. There are definitely worse places to end up than Louisville, despite the fact that the program happens to be led by Bobby Petrino. He’s someone who has the physical tools to get things done against P5 competition, and I hope things start to click for him.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Mbanasor will have to sit out the 2017 season.