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Don't Count On Graduate Senior OL Transfer

Oklahoma State fans were hoping a graduate senior offensive linemen would transfer in to help bolster the Cowboys up front, but it doesn't appear that will be happening.

It came up again on my radio show this week as to whether Oklahoma State was going to be able to attract a graduate senior offensive line transfer to help with bolstering the Cowboys offensive line for this fall.

The top prospect for that role was Iowa State three-year starting offensive guard Daniel Burton out of Putnam City North High School. But Burton asked for his release from new Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell, he got it for a number of schools but not Oklahoma State. I don't blame Campbell and likely neither does Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy, as you likely aren't releasing a player to come back and play against you the next season. That would have made the Cowboys home game against the Cyclones on Oct. 8 even more interesting. 

Oklahoma State has two graduate transfers coming in for the summer in Stanford running back Barry J. Sanders and Louisiana-Monroe cornerback Lenzy Pipkins, but the 6-0, 201-pound senior from Mansfield, Texas and the Oklahoma City-native Sanders are it for right now.

It is very hard to get an offensive linemen as most stay where they are. Linemen tend to be very loyal and if things aren't working out then they are more likely to call it a career than to seek out another school destination. At least that is what it seems.

So far for 2016 here is the line-up of graduate senior offensive linemen that have transferred to new homes: Rhode Island University guard Tyler Catalina (6-6, 290) transferred to Georgia; Sean Fogerty (6-4, 300) a third-team All-MEAC lineman from Savannah State also transferred to Georgia; Dayton offensive tackle Zac Morgan (6-7, 290) transferred to Oregon, and Will Adams (6-7, 303) of Auburn transferred to Boise State. We still don't know where Iowa State's Burton will end up but it won't be Oklahoma State.

It's most likely that there won't be an offensive line transfer coming in for the 2016 season.


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