Wide receiver reneging is officially a thing in Champaign.
In late December, Illinois announced that Miami transfer Jeff Thomas had signed a financial aid agreement and would enroll at the university for the spring 2019 semester; three weeks later, Thomas returned to the Hurricanes. Shortly before Thomas returned to The U, Illinois announced that Oklahoma graduate transfer A.D. Miller had signed a Big Ten Tender of Financial Aid and planned to enroll in classes at the university this spring; two months later, Miller has apparently had a change of heart and will return to Norman and continue his collegiate playing career with the Sooners.
As Miller never attended classes at Illinois, he’ll be eligible to play for Oklahoma in 2019, his final season of eligibility.
A three-star 2015 signee — he originally committed to Illinois before flipping to Oklahoma prior to National Signing Day — Miller started 10 games during his “first” stint with the Sooners. The receiver made four of those starts during his redshirt junior season this past year.
The Dallas native totaled 236 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns on 21 catches during his 27 appearances with the Sooners.