Posted by Jerry Hinnen
Most of the time, statistically speaking, recruiting gurus get it right when they rank teams and players. But sometimes, there's an inevitable swing and a miss--and with his official transfer out of the Oklahoma program, running back Jermie Calhoun will go down as one of those misses.
A product of Ben Wheeler, Texas and a consensus five-star recruit, Calhoun was named to multiple high school All-American lists and was generally considered one of the top 25 prospects at any position in the class of 2008. He chose the Sooners over a variety of high-profile offers from across the country (though, notably, not one from Texas, reportedly) and was expected to make an immediate impact in the Oklahoma backfield.
That impact, unfortunately, never arrived. Calhoun redshirted in 2008, then saw spot duty in 2009 with 45 carries and 220 rushing yards. That would wind up being Calhoun's best season in Norman; he carried the ball only 11 times in 2010, averaging exactly 2 yards per-carry, before tearing his ACL. Calhoun had yet to touch the ball this season.
With junior walk-on Dominique Whaley storming to the top of the Sooner depth chart and various other talented backs in front of him, Calhoun elected to move on. Fellow running back Jonathan Miller also left the program in recent weeks. There is no word where Calhoun might choose as his transfer destination.
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