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Former Oklahoma WR Gavin Freeman Announces Transfer to In-State Rival

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Gavin Freeman, a former wide receiver for Oklahoma, said on Sunday that he would be attending Oklahoma State.

After playing for the Sooners for two seasons, Freeman made his way onto the transfer portal on Tuesday night. Freeman began his time at OU as a walk-on, but before his sophomore year, he was put on scholarship. In 2023, he was the team’s main punt returner.

During his two seasons in Norman, Freeman played 208 offensive snaps overall, with over 140 coming in 2023. Freeman gained a larger offensive role as a sophomore after finishing the true freshman season with three receptions for 46 yards and seven carries for 71 yards and a touchdown.

The former three-star recruit had five carries for twenty yards last year and grabbed 19 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. In 2023, Freeman also had one touchdown and 122 yards from 18 punt returns.

Freeman didn’t find the endzone again for the remainder of the season, despite scoring on a touchdown reception and returning a punt 82 yards for a score in the same quarter against Arkansas State. Nevertheless, the 5-foot-8 wide receiver should be a valuable asset to the Cowboys system given his exceptional speed and elusiveness.

In the Sooners’ 2022 season opener against UTEP, Freeman’s first play as a college student was an exhilarating touchdown run. The local product broke multiple tackles as he took a handoff 46 yards for the score.

Freeman, who opted to walk on at Oklahoma rather than accept scholarship offers from other Division I universities, is the son of former Oklahoma tight end Jason Freeman. Playing at Heritage Hall (OK), where his father is an assistant coach, is Oklahoma City native Freeman.

Prior to the 2023 season, former Oklahoma State edge rusher Trace Ford moved from Stillwater to play for Brent Venables and colleagues in Norman, thus Freeman is not the first football player to switch between the Bedlam rivals.

Prior to their 2023–24 seasons, basketball player Lexy Keys and former OSU softball pitcher Kelly Maxwell both transferred to OU from Oklahoma State.

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