Oklahoma football: Sooner 2025 transfer commit flips pledge to Texas

Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal / USA

Former Louisville defensive lineman Jermayne Lole attended the Oklahoma football spring game on Apri; 20, announced two days later he was transferring to OU and on Thursday this week declared that he was flipping that pledge to Texas.

Perhaps not coincidentally, this news comes a week after Oklahoma landed the commitment of former TCU defensive lineman Damonic Williams.

The 6-foot, 3-inch, 310-pound Lole reportedly chose Oklahoma out of the transfer portal over Washington, Texas A&M and USC. Texas wasn't mentioned at that time. Lole told the On3 recruiting website after announcing his decommitment from the Sooners and subsequent commitment to Texas:

""I was on the wrong side of the Red River"

Former OU transfer Jermayne Lole

Lole has been around the college game since 2018, his freshman season at Arizona State. He was at Arizona State through the 2021 season and transferred to Louisville in 2022. He played just one game at Louisville in 2022, but this past season he recorded 19 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks for the Cardinals.

According to 247Sports, Lole is ranked as the No. 867 player available in the transfer portal and No. 88 as his position.

Sooners' defensive lineman Davon Sears reacted to the news posting on X (formerly Twitter), "That's crazy man."

With Lole's decommitment, the Oklahoma recruiting effort in the spring transfer portal window has landed just two players: DL Damonic Williams, which is a huge pickup, and SMU center Branson Hickman.

Oklahoma opens the 2024 season as one of two new members of the SEC. The Sooners will play Temple at home on Friday, Aug. 30 to open the 2024 season.