Oklahoma Football Loses Another: Bennett Okotcha Leaves Team

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 8: Oklahoma Sooner players hold their helmets hight before a game against the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl on October 8, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. The Sooners defeated the Longhorns 55 to 17. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Bennett Okotcha joins a growing list of OU players to leave the team, although no reason for the departure has been offered.

The Oklahoma Sooners have had several players transfer before their 2012 season already, and the school confirmed on Tuesday morning that safety Bennett Okotcha is the latest player to do so.

Okotcha, a three-star recruit in the 2011 recruiting class, never played a down with the team before his transfer after redshirting his first and only season with the team due to a shoulder surgery. No reason for the transfer has been offered yet and Okotcha's twitter account has been quiet since the announcement of the move.

Sooners blog, Crimson and Cream Machine, reacted to the move with disappointment, but also noted that the redshirt freshman wasn't expected to significantly contribute in 2012.

Also notable was the fact that junior wide receiver Trey Franks was listed on the team's official roster at wide receiver upon the announcement of Okotcha's departure.

For more on Sooner football, visit Oklahoma blog Crimson And Cream Machine.

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