Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Justice Hansen is likely headed to junior college. On Twitter, ESPN’s Joe Schad reported that the former four-star recruit would probably end up at Butler Community College in Kansas.
Hansen’s decision likely comes as the result of the Sooners having an abundance of quarterbacks, with Hansen falling behind the likes of incumbent starter Trevor Knight, plus backups Baker Mayfield and Cody Thomas. Thus, rather than try to battle for a backup spot and risk losing another year of eligibility, heading to JUCO will allow Hansen to play for a year before transferring back into an FBS program and being able to play immediately without having to sit a year per NCAA transfer rules.
It was surely a tough decision for the former star of Edmond Santa Fe High School, near Oklahoma City, but it is one truly in Hansen’s best interests as he looks for a fresh start elsewhere.
Oklahoma was 8-5 (5-4 Big 12) in 2014 and was pummeled by Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Sooners open 2015 in Norman on September 5 against the Akron Zips.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World