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Report: Junior Running Back Jeff Carr Transferring from Oklahoma State



Junior running back Jeff Carr is transferring from Oklahoma State. We had heard rumors of this being the case, but Lauren Rew of The Franchise was first to report the news on Monday (via Robert Allen).

Carr was a last-minute addition to OSU’s 2015 recruiting class and played a small role in each of his two seasons while in Stillwater. But with the amount of incoming talent in freshmen Chuba Hubbard and J.D. King, and the emergence of second-year walk-on Ja’Ron Wilson, it almost certainly sealed his fate as a player likely to see more time on the pine than the field in 2017.

“I like what Ja’Ron (Wilson) is doing. LD (Brown) is getting better. (Jeff) Carr is still there. He’s better than what he was,” Gundy said a few days into fall camp. “There will be a small role for him at times, and I like the freshmen. I see promise there. We have not seen enough to say it yet, who will be that guy. We’ve been in pads for two days so it’s still really early. I’ve seen glimpses of both those young guys making plays. I’ve liked the guys we’ve had here. I think Carr has been here long enough that we understand what his role is.

“I like the progress that Ja’Ron has made. I like the improvement that LD has made. LD has been a pretty good runner, and at times he’s been successful. He needs to take care of the ball and prove to us he can take care of the ball. We’re not there yet, but I like what we’re working with.”

Carr’s decision to transfer puts a ding on the overall depth for OSU at the position, but it likely won’t play a big factor in OSU’s chances to compete for a Big 12 title. Carr compiled just 255 total yards and 4 touchdowns in his two seasons with the Cowboys, and was never likely to emerge as a feature back in the offense with Justice Hill’s rise to stardom.

On the plus side, Gundy recently spoke glowingly about the position and its overall talent, saying running back is a position that will be loaded for the foreseeable future.

“Ja’Ron is running well. King is running well. I thought Chuba played really well today. Carr got in and got a little bit of work,” Gundy said after the team’s second scrimmage of camp this weekend. “We have a number of guys that should be able to play that position—most of them don’t have any experience—but the good news is that over the next three years, we should be pretty set at that position.”

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