Another day went by without a decision from Justin Brown on whether to transfer from Penn State or not.
Brown, a senior wide receiver who has been in contact with Oklahoma, had 35 receptions, 517 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Nittany Lions.
He told The Oklahoman on Thursday that he “wasn't close” to a decision and had no timetable for making one, although the Sooners opened practice Friday morning, and Penn State begins Monday.
ESPN.com, citing a source, reported Brown was in Norman last week. The website also reported that Brown was meeting with Penn State coach Bill O'Brien on Friday and “had an Oklahoma lean.”
Brown was reportedly also contacted by Illinois and Cincinnati.
Brown, like all current Penn State players, is allowed to transfer to any other Football Bowl Subdivision school without sitting out the usual one-year required by the NCAA.
The transfer option was given to players in the aftermath of the Penn State child abuse scandal, which resulted in harsh NCAA sanctions including a four-year postseason ban and scholarship reductions.
Eight players have left Penn State thus far, and Brown's departure would be among the most difficult for the Nittany Lions to endure. The team also lost starting running back Silas Reed to USC earlier this week.
Penn State senior cornerback Stephon Morris, who is not transferring, tweeted to Brown on Friday, imploring him to stay.
“Better not leave me,” Morris' tweet, directed at Brown, read. “Played as true freshmen together, helped each other game rise & we still have unfinished business.”
For OU, though, adding Brown could be a big boost to the receiver corps, which is still without suspended receivers Trey Franks, Kameel Jackson and Jaz Reynolds, and will rely on talented, yet inexperienced, newcomers.
Brown, who at 6-foot-3 would be one of OU's tallest receivers, has been Penn State's punt returner since arriving on campus.