Oklahoma is losing more than its heart and soul at wide receiver with the departures of Sterling Shepard and Durron Neal. The Sooners are losing production.
A whole lot of it. Some of that burden might have been alleviated Monday as Geno Lewis announced his intention to transfer to OU from Penn State via Twitter.
Lewis will be a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible for the Sooners in the 2016 season.
Shepard and Neal combined for 130 catches in 2015 or roughly 45 percent of all of OU’s receptions. When you take running backs out of the equation, then the duo combines for nearly 55 percent of the catches for the Sooners.
Lewis didn’t have a stellar season for the Nittany Lions in 2015 with 17 catches for 196 yards and three touchdowns. But he did score a touchdown in the Penn State’s bowl loss to Georgia and had a terrific 2014 season with 55 catches for 751 yards.
Of course Lewis won’t be the first time the Sooners have looked toward Penn State to find an answer at wide receiver. The Sooners did the same thing back in the 2012 season with Justin Brown and that turned out just fine for everybody involved.
Lewis is listed at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds and was ranked No. 89 in the Scout 100 coming out of high school as Penn State’s No. 1-ranked signee for the class.