Justin Brown, the senior wide receiver transferring from Penn State to Oklahoma, was set to arrive in Oklahoma City on Monday evening to take his place on the Sooners' roster.
From an airport, Brown tweeted Monday afternoon, “Next stop .. Okc.”
Oklahoma resumed practices Monday morning without Brown; coach Bob Stoops said he couldn't comment on his transfer until he actually arrives.
“I don't think I'm allowed to speak on that until he's here,” Stoops said. “Just like recruiting.”
Quarterback Landry Jones, though, did briefly comment when asked about Brown.
“That's nice ... yeah,” Jones said. “We're excited about him coming in.”
Brown (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) would have been the Nittany Lions' top returning wide receiver. He decided to transfer, along with eight other Penn State players, after the NCAA handed down its tough sanctions in response to the recent child-abuse scandal.
MCGEE QUITS TEAM
True freshman offensive guard John Michael McGee, from Texarkana, Texas, has already left the team, according to his Twitter account.
“Goodluck to OU on the field I'll be watching,” McGee tweeted. “It's just not for me.”
Stoops said after practice that McGee had been given the day off because he was homesick.
“He's contemplating whether he wants to play or not,” Stoops said. “We told him to take the day off and figure all that out.”
McGee (6-foot-3, 267 pounds) was a four-star prospect out of Texas High School.
STOOPS COMPARES ONUOHA AND ALEXANDER
OU opened practice for about 15 minutes to the media Monday while the Sooners warmed up and stretched.
As the defensive ends went through warm-up drills, true freshman Michael Onuoha, from Edmond Santa Fe, has put on some muscle during his first summer on campus and is wearing No. 84, previously worn by All-Big 12 end Frank Alexander.
“Frank Alexander is still here,” Stoops said to reporters with a grin as he pointed at Onuoha.
Onuoha, listed at 6-5 and 235 pounds, didn't play football for an entire season until his senior year, when he displayed raw talent and high potential. He chose the Sooners over an offer from Missouri.
OKLAHOMA HELPING OKLAHOMANS
OU has joined the relief efforts following the recent wildfires that struck central Oklahoma.
The Sooners and Team FanShop released a T-shirt with the words “2012 Relief Efforts — Oklahoma Helping Oklahomans” on Monday. Proceeds from the shirt, which is available at SoonerSports.com, will be donated to the United Way of Norman, Salvation Army and American Red Cross.
Men's shirts cost $19.95, while women's are $21.95. Both also come with a flat-rate shipping fee of $4.99.
OU and the United Way previously partnered for relief efforts following a 2011 tornado.