P.J. Mbanasor (© John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

Cornerbacks P.J. Mbanasor, Antoine Stephens express interest to transfer from OU

Bob Stoops confirmed cornerbacks Antoine Stephens and P.J. Mbanasor will transfer from OU.

Recruiting can tell you a lot about the direction of a program, and you know something was about to go down with Oklahoma and its secondary.

Head coach Bob Stoops said Thursday evening cornerbacks Antoine Stephens and P.J. Mbanasor will both be looking to transfer from the program.

“Antoine Stephens and also P.J. Mbanasor are guys that want to try and find something different,” Stoops said. “At this point that’s all I know of.”

Stephens, a three-star recruit for the 2015 class, didn’t see action in two years in Norman. Mbanasor, after starting one game as a freshman, didn’t see significant time the rest of the way and redshirted last season and was a four-star recruit for the 2015 class.

Mbanasor played in 10 games during his OU career, registering seven tackles one pass breakup.

All signs pointed toward major changes this week based on how many defensive backs the Sooners have been offering. OU is already in good standing with several targets but has already made five offers to high school secondary prospects.

Since last summer, that is now four defensive backs gone from the program for reasons other than graduation. Michiah Quick left the team during the season, and Parrish Cobb was kicked off the team for off the field transgressions in January.

Mbanasor and Stephens join offensive tackle Christian Daimler and linebacker Kapri Doucet as players to leave the program during the spring.

Daimler, a graduate transfer, announced last weekend he will be attending Texas A&M for his final year. Doucet announced last weekend he was leaving OU at semester’s end.


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