Junior college wide receiver Jarvis Baxter has been released from his letter of intent at South Florida and will walk-on at Oklahoma.
According to Bob Przybylo of Scout.com, Baxter was released from his LOI at USF when it became clear he would not meet the academic requirements to enroll. That was two weeks ago, and now Baxter will walk-on with the Sooners in hopes of earning a scholarship. He has met the university’s academic requirements and will join the team in Norman on Tuesday. He will have three years to use two seasons of eligibility.
In terms of his decision to walk-on at Oklahoma, Baxter’s reasons were valid.
“I talked with [Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley], and he said they have a walk-on spot at wide receiver open,” Baxter said to Scout.com. “I talked to my family about it and decided this would be the best thing for me to do.”
“Because of the institution,” Baxter said. “The kind of school OU is. It’s a great community, and I can get a great education.”
Oklahoma opens the season at home against Akron on September 5.
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