Nearly a month ago, Oklahoma’s receiving unit took a potentially serious blow when the school announced the suspension of Trey Franks, Kameel Jackson and Jaz Reynolds. The school would only state the suspensions, which also included defensive back Quentin Hayes, were for a violation of team rules, although Jackson later said his time in the doghouse was due to failure to meet the school’s class attendance policy.
Whatever road three of the four Sooners have to rejoin the team, however, could be a long one. Bob Stoops said this evening that Franks, Reynolds and Hayes have been “removed from scholarships.” The site adds that the future of the players are up in the air.
“There’s no update,” Stoops said. “(They) have been removed from scholarship and we aren’t counting on any of them.
“We’ll keep moving forward. This program doesn’t bank on any one individual player, we’ve recruited a lot of really good players so we’ll keep moving on.”
However, Jackson is still on scholarship and is “not in the same situation as others.”
If the two receivers are unavailable for any length of the 2012 season — I’ll always put the emphasis on “if” — it would be a tough break for an offense that has already experienced turnover at that position. Reynolds leads the aforementioned group of receivers from last year with 41 catches for 715 yards and five touchdowns. Franks and Jackson had 22 receptions for 196 yards, and 12 receptions for 165 yards, respectively.