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Report: former four-star receiver transferring from Ducks to Huskies

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Less than a week after reports first surfaced that he would be transferring from Oregon, Devon Blackmon has apparently found a new football home.

And,as it turns out, he’ll remain in the same conference and the same division as well.

According to 247Sports.com website DuckTerritory.com, the wide receiver intends to transfer to Washington.  The Huskies have yet to confirm Blackmon’s intentions.

If the move were to come to fruition, Blackmon, who informed the OU coaching staff Monday of his decision to leave the program, would be forced to sit out the 2013 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules

After redshirting as a true freshman last season, Blackmon had played in two games in 2012.  he did not have a catch in that pair of games.

Blackmon was a four-star member of the Ducks’ 2011 recruiting class, rated as the No. 5 receiver in the country by Rivals.com.

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4 Responses to “Report: former four-star receiver transferring from Ducks to Huskies”
  1. thegamecocker says: Nov 23, 2012 11:51 AM

    IMO he should not be allowed to transfer into a school in the same conference. The Big East has this rule and it just works out better for everyone. If the person wants to transfer to a school withing the same conference, he or she may do so but not play that sport. It would have prevented things like we saw with Scam Newton and the renegade Auburn program.

  2. beastmode5150 says: Nov 23, 2012 2:59 PM

    We’ll take him!

  3. pdcooper08 says: Nov 23, 2012 8:43 PM

    Gamecocker, I agree with your point other then the one regarding Cam Newton, as he left UF and went to the Juco first. That doesn’t qualify him as an inter-conference transfer, rather a kid returning back to his old conference to play at another school.

    I was always under the impression, that if a player was to transfer within their conference, they had to give 2 years eligibilty to then qualify. Makes it real hard to stay then. Maybe that’s a Big 10 rule, can’t remember where I heard that.

  4. thegamecocker says: Nov 23, 2012 9:07 PM

    @pdcooper

    You are technically correct but is that the spirit of the rule? In my opinion, it is not but your point is well taken. The spirit of the law IMO is the athlete cannot transfer to another conference school and play that sport.

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