Oklahoma football: Sooners gain two more linemen from transfer portal


Oklahoma football transfer additions grew by two more in as many days.

Two days ago, we reported that OU was a heavy favorite to land the services of Miami of Ohio edge rusher Caiden Woullard from the transfer portal. That prediction became official on Friday.

On Saturday, picked up a transfer commitment from an offensive lineman. USC transfer Michael Tarquin, will be playing at Oklahoma in the 2024 season.

These two transfer additions will provide valuable help and depth in two position groups from which the Sooners are losing veteran players.

At Miami of Ohio, Woullard recorded 41 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and. 9.5 sacks as a junior this season. The Sooners lose a trio of defensive ends: Rondell Bothroyd, who transferred in from Wake Forest ahead of the 2023 season, is out of eligibility, Reggie Grimes entered the transfer portal and Marcus Stripling has declared for the NFL Draft.

The 6-foot, 5-inch, 252-pound Woullard chose OU as a landing spot over offers from Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Missouri, among others. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Tarquin will be joining his third team in six year. He played just one season for Lincoln Riley at USC after four years at Florida and has one year of eligibility left. Tarquin is listed at 6-foot-5 and provides a lot of versatility on the O-line. He has played left tackle, left guard and most recently right tackle over his career.

Tarquin in the third offensive lineman Oklahoma has added from the portal since the regular season ended. He joins Spencer Brown from Michigan State and North Texas transfer Febechi Nwaiwu. These three will probably see quite a bit of action with Oklahoma returning just one offensive lineman, sophomore Jacob Sexton, who started any games for OU in the 2023 season.

The current running tally for the Sooners regarding the transfer portal is nine arrivals and 18 players leaving via that route. Three more have declared for the NFL Draft.