For the second time in less than a week, Oklahoma has officially landed a transfer from a Left Coast conference.
In a press release sent out Monday, the Sooners confirmed reports from earlier this month by announcing the transfer of cornerback Cortez Johnson. It was announced by Arizona in late March that Johnson would be transferring from the program.
Heading to Norman will serve as a reunion for Johnson; Mike Stoops, fired as the Wildcats’ head coach last year, is back on the OU coaching staff, as is former UA assistant Tim Kish.
As a true freshman under Stoops last year, Johnson started two of the eight games in which he played. He will be forced to sit out the 2012 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
Joining Johnson on the transfer sidelines this season will be Jalen Saunders, the wide receiver whose transfer from Fresno State was made official last week. Additionally, it was reported over the weekend that receiver LaColtan Bester has signed with the Sooners.
Unlike Johnson and Saunders, however, Bester will be eligible to play immediately as he’s entering the program from the JUCO ranks.