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UPDATED: Kameel Jackson enrolled, on scholarship at Louisiana-Monroe

by Jason Kersey Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm •  Published: August 10, 2012
Kameel Jackson won't be with the Louisiana-Monroe football team when it travels to Norman for the 2013 season opener. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE
Kameel Jackson won't be with the Louisiana-Monroe football team when it travels to Norman for the 2013 season opener. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVE

Note: This post was updated at 5:15 p.m. with ULM confirmation of Jackson’s transfer.

NORMAN — Kameel Jackson has again announced his intent to transfer on Twitter.

This time, though, it seems his new school was expecting him.

Jackson, who was dismissed from Oklahoma’s football team, tweeted that he’s “officially” a student-athlete at Louisiana-Monroe.

Friday afternoon, Louisiana-Monroe director of media relations Alex Edwards confirmed that Jackson is practicing with the team, is enrolled at ULM and is on scholarship.

Jackson’s older brother, Kenzee, has also transferred to ULM; he had been at Texas A&M-Commerce.

Last year as a true freshman at OU, Jackson had 12 catches for 165 yards. He started two games for the Sooners, with career highs in a 3-catch, 45-yard outing against Iowa in the Insight Bowl.

An interesting note about this transfer: Jackson will likely become eligible for the 2013 season, per NCAA transfer rules. According to a report, Louisiana-Monroe is scheduled to visit Oklahoma that year.

The ULM game isn’t official yet, according to OU’s website with future opponents listed, though.

Jackson was suspended indefinitely in May along with teammates Trey Franks, Quentin Hayes and Jaz Reynolds for unspecified team violations. But before the news became public, he announced on Twitter that he would transfer to Texas A&M. Reports out of College Station indicated, though, that the Aggies didn’t know he was coming and wouldn’t have taken him.

After news of his suspension became public, he tweeted his intent to stay at OU. Coach Bob Stoops let him work through summer school to have a chance at keeping his scholarship in the fall, but the coach announced on OU’s media day last Saturday that Jackson wouldn’t be reinstated.

Franks, Hayes and Reynolds were reinstated for practices only last week.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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