You can officially put Tulsa on the football transfer portal tote board for the first time in a while. And not in a good way.
According to 247Sports.com, Malik Jackson has made his way into the NCAA transfer database. That would be the wide receiver’s first step in ultimately leaving the Tulsa football team.
Thus far, there been no word from either the program or the player on Jackson’s status moving forward.
Now, for what’s seemingly becoming a daily disclaimer when it comes to transfers.
As we’ve stated myriad times in the past, a player can remove his name from the portal and remain at the same school. At this point, though, other programs are permitted to contact a player without receiving permission from his current football program.
NCAA bylaws also permit schools to pull a portal entrant’s scholarship at the end of the semester in which he entered it.
Jackson was a two-star member of the Tulsa football Class of 2017. The Taylor, Texas, native didn’t see the field at all during his time with the Golden Hurricane.
It’s likely Jackson will be leaving the AAC school as a graduate transfer. That would allow him to play immediately in 2020. He would also have another season of eligibility to use in 2021 as well.
Earlier this offseason, Tulsa had welcomed a trio of Power Five transfer into the football program.
All three of those transfers will have to sit out the 2020 season to satisfy NCAA bylaws. Johnson and Prince will have two years of eligibility remaining, Boomer three.