Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up RB transfer from LSU

Several news sources, including John Hoover of Sports Illustrated, are reporting that Oklahoma football has added another former SEC running back to its 2021 roster.

Former LSU running back Kevontre Bradford reportedly is transferring to Oklahoma after one season with the Tigers.

Bradford entered the transfer portal on June 2, although he has not formally announced his arrival in Norman, and Oklahoma has not yet made an official announcement.

The 6-foot, 190-pound running back  from Lancaster, Texas, saw limited action last season as a freshman at LSU. He gained 58 rushing yards on 10 carries, and 53 of that came in a single game against Ole Miss. He also caught three passes for 13 additional yards.

A four-star prospect out of high school, Bradford was rated as the No. 13 running-back prospect in the 2020 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He chose LSU over offers from Texas, Ohio State, USC, Wisconsin and a number of other major programs.

Bradford, who goes by “Tre,” does come with some recent controversial baggage, however. He was arrested in December for an alleged shoplifting incident at a Baton Rouge Walmart store. He was processed and booked at a Baton Rouge Detention Center and released on a misdemeanor summons, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate.

The addition of Bradford adds immediate depth to a Sooner running back group that also picked up Eric Gray, formerly with Tennessee, during this offseason through the transfer portal.

Bradford played only three games for LSU last season, so he could have as many as four years of eligibility remaining, although under NCAA transfer rules, he may only be allowed three.