The Austin American-Statesman reported on Thursday Mayfield, a true freshman this season, was a walk-on at Texas Tech and started the season as the Red Raiders’ quarterback, beating out scholarship player Davis Webb, another freshman.
Mayfield started seven games for Texas Tech this season, completing 64 percent of his passes for 2, 315 yards and 12 touchdowns. He threw nine interceptions.
According to the American-Statesman, officials at the University of Oklahoma had not yer been contacted about Mayfield’s plans to transfer.
If this report is true, and Mayfield indeed carries through with this decision and walks on to spring practice at Oklahoma, it will create a dificult and unanticipated development at the OU quarterback position, where there are alreafy four QBs on the roster and a fifth on the way who is part of the incoming recruiting class. And that does not include Mayfield.
The Sooners are currently three-deep at quarterback with redsirt freshman Trevor Knight, junior Blake Bell and sophomore Kendall Thompson. The Sooners also will have redshirt freshman Cody Thomas competing for the position next season as well as true freshman Justin Hansen, who played locally and is graduating early from Edmond Memorial High School.
It would not seem that a walk-on would not have much of an opportunity to crack this deep lineup of quarterback candidates. With that in mind, the report of Mayfield coming to Oklahoma seems to have the opposite effect of the outcome he is presumably seeking to gain more playing time.