“That isn't why he's coming back; maybe parents or other influences realize, ‘It's all your fault. If you want to go to class and do simple things that you're able to do, you can play here.'”
Texas A&M was reportedly unaware of Jackson's intent to transfer, and uninterested in having him transfer.
Two days after Jackson's tweet, Stoops announced the four players' suspensions, and about a week later, the sophomore-to-be tweeted he'd stay at OU after all, adding that his suspension was because he was missing too much class.
“It's the unfortunate reality of Twitter, where you have young people who shouldn't have them when they're not in a position that they have solid decisions in their mind,” Stoops said.
If Jackson is able to return to the field this season, it could be a big boost for an OU team suddenly lacking experienced wideouts.
He started two games and played in 11 as a true freshman, finishing with 12 receptions for 165 yards.
“There's no guarantee for the fall,” Stoops said. “That'll be my decision, and it was my decision to allow him to at least work through summer to see where he'll be. If he isn't going to do things like our entire team does, it'll be my decision and he won't be here.
“So he can Twitter that when that happens, whether he's here or not. We'll see what the Twitter says come August.”