Oklahoma football 2024 transfer portal update

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Oklahoma football recruiting for the 2024 class is probably over barring any last-minute surprises, but while that window closes the transfer portal remains active and wide open.

Of course, the transfer portal is a two-way street -- the college sports version of free agency -- with players both leaving and coming.

Currently the OU football transfer portal balance sheet is operating at a deficit, with 18 players leaving and seven so far on the receiving end. You can also add two more players to the list of those leaving with offensive linemen Andrew Raym and Tyler Guyton declaring for the NFL Draft.

The Sooners added former Utah defensive back Jocelyn Malaska earlier this week as the seventh transfer addition to the 2024 roster, and on Thursday they picked up a graduate transfer commitment from kicker Tyler Keltner. Both are coming to OU as preferred walk-ons.

OU also received a projection this week from On3's Josh McCuiston to land elite edge rusher Caiden Woullard from Miami of Ohio. The Sooners also have a visit scheduled this weekend from another talented edge rusher, Nic Scourton (formerly Caraway), considered one of the best edge defenders in the portal. Texas A&M is considered the favorite to land Scourton, but the Sooners are one of the three or four schools he is considering.

Malaska, a native of Bethany, Oklahoma, comes to Oklahoma with three years of eligibility remaining. He played in eight games for Utah over the past two seasons, mostly on special teams. As a high schooler in Bethany, Malaska caught 93 passes for 1,148 yards and seven touchdowns.

Keltner played last season at Florida State, but appeared in just one game. His first three seasons of college ball were at East Tennessee State, where he made 56 of his 74 field goal attempts and made all 131 of his extra-point tries. He was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection. He is expected to compete with senior Zach Schmit, who was 27 of 39 in field goals the last two seasons for OU in the kicking department.

Woulard is a 6-foot, 5-inch, 250-pound edge rusher who had 12 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and 41 total tackles this season at Miami of Ohio. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

In factoring who is coming and going, you also have to consider the incoming recruiting class as well as players who are eligible to leave for the NFL Draft or the portal but have announced their return for another season. The Sooners' 28-member 2024 recruiting class is balanced in both offensive and defensive additions and a consensus top-10 class nationally.

Also, in the past couple of weeks, standout linebacker Danny Stutsman, defensive back Billy Bowman Jr. and Woodi Washington have announced they are coming back for their senior seasons.

You can check out the running tally of who's coming and going and returning in this published accounting by FanNation's Oklahoma website, which is part of the Sports Illustrated media network.