A report from CBSSports.com on Thursday says Texas Tech has released Baker Mayfield to be allowed to get a scholarship from Oklahoma, but it’s now too late for Mayfield to get the scholarship this season.
Tech had been preventing Mayfield from getting a scholarship from OU after he left Texas Tech, despite only being a walk-on with the Red Raiders and not being on scholarship for Tech.
Mayfield walked on to OU in the spring, and was hoping to be able to play immediately.
Texas Tech still wants to prevent Mayfield from playing this season for the Sooners, and Mayfield’s family has hired an attorney to pursue getting Mayfield eligible immediately.
Big 12 transfer rules require transfers to lose a year of eligibility, which Mayfield will do unless he can win an appeal.
Mayfield passed for over 2,300 yards and 12 touchdowns last year as a walk-on true freshman for Tech, and would likely be the backup to Trevor Knight a OU this year if he becomes eligible.