The secondary for the Cardinals will get a boost after P.J. Mbanasor announced that he will leave the Sooners and head to Louisville to play out his collegiate career.
He announced his decision via Twitter.
Mbanasor was a commit in the 2015 class for the Sooners. The Texas native was ranked as a composite 4-star recruit and held offers from Florida, LSU, Louisville, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Texas, among many others.
As a freshman in 2015, P.J. tallied seven tackles and broke up one pass. However, he would end up red-shirting for the 2016 season. Per the NCAA transfer rules, Mbanasor will have to sit out the upcoming season, but should be eligible to play in 2018 with two season of eligibility left.
This is a real big boost for the defense. Not only was Mbanasor a top recruit coming out of high school, but he plays in a position group that at the moment is going to start looking fairly thin of proven talent after this upcoming season. Trumaine Washington and Ronald Walker are both seniors this year, thus, exhausting their collegiate elibility. There’s the possiblity that this could be junior Jaire Alexander’s last season as a Cardinal, potentially opting to play in the NFL if he has another big year. That’s also not mentioning the fact that both Shaq Wiggins and Alphonso Carter have both already left the program. With the addition of Mbanasor, this should help add depth to the secondary.
Welcome to the ‘Ville, P.J.!