Deaton, Sorenson And Townsend Transferring

There will be some deletions for the Oklahoma State Cowboys as they head into fall practice in a couple of weeks. A source did confirm on Wednesday something I had suspected for some time, that quarterback Johnny Deaton, sophomore squadman out of Sand Springs, Okla,. has decided to transfer.

Deaton is not the only player leaving as the same source confirmed that Nate Sorenson, a quarterback turned receiver and a baseball player the past two seasons at Oklahoma State, has also decided to leave.

Sorenson and Deaton both arrived in the same recruiting class in 2009. The departure of Deaton and Sorenson has not been officially reported by Oklahoma State.

Neither has the departure of offensive lineman Javius Townsend, but his locker has been empty all summer. Townsend reportedly told coaches he was leaving at the end of the spring semester. All are expected to be given their releases to transfer to other schools.

Deaton's locker was still in place last week, but he had not been to summer strength and conditioning workouts or team metabolic workouts in more than a month. Deaton is a talented player that just didn't work out at Oklahoma State. He was competitive for the backup spot going into last season and shared it with Clint Chelf for awhile.

Last season he played in the opening blowout win over Washington State, completing 1-of-2 passes for six yards. In the spring he came in as the number three quarterback, but according to coaches was passed in the spring by new freshman J.W. Walsh.

Sorenson red-shirted his first year at OSU and then saw no action after moving to wide receiver before the 2010 season. Townsend, out of Dallas, Texas, red-shirted last season as a freshman and was no higher than third on the depth chart in the spring. That is not unusual for a young offensive lineman.

Oklahoma State was set to have a 2012 recruiting class at 15 signees but that would appear to have grown now with the departure of the three players to 18 possible spots in that class.

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