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Arkansas State picks up former Vols RB

David Oku, Nate Rottero,  Thad Williams AP

New Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn already landed one highly touted transfer in former Auburn running back Michael Dyer. Now, he’s getting another.

Malzahn announced today that former Tennessee running back David Oku would also be joining ASU’s roster. Tennessee announced Oku’s decision to transfer in January of last year.

Oku signed with Tennessee in 2009 as the No. 1 All Purpose Back according to However, he finished his two-year career at Tennessee with just 268 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Unlike Dyer, who will most likely have to sit out the 2012 season, Oku will be able to play immediately since he sat out all of last year.

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4 Responses to “Arkansas State picks up former Vols RB”
  1. smadison29 says: Jun 27, 2012 5:48 PM

    Arkansas St keeps raking in the VHT transfers. First the 2008 #10 WR Josh Jarboe, then 2010 #2 RB Michael Dyer, & now 2009 #1 APB David Oku. Malzahn has the talent on offense.

  2. sportsguygerald says: Jun 27, 2012 7:42 PM

    Gus will always have talent on the offense

  3. td2ut says: Jun 28, 2012 12:07 AM

    Good kuck to you Oku, I hope your talents take you where you want to go!

  4. gatiger says: Jun 28, 2012 6:32 AM

    Once again it shows that while the star rankings for High School recruits are fun and keeps us occupied and arguing in the off season, ultimately, they are meaningless.

    You do not know how a kid will react to the increased physical demands of college, the demands on his time, and the worst one of all….how he manages himself under these pressures.

    Good luck to them all. Hope they find success in football and in life.

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