Following Keith Ford out the door at Oklahoma, will be former four-star recruit Justice Hansen. The quarterback, who never took a snap with the Sooners as red-shirt freshman, announced via his Twitter account that he was transferring on Wednesday.
— Justice Hansen (@J_Hansen11) May 27, 2015
Prior to the Tweet, Carey Murdock of SoonerScoop.com was the first to report on the transfer:
Justice Hansen, a redshirt freshman quarterback from Edmond (OK) Santa Fe High School, has decided to transfer according to sources close to the Hansen family and the University of Oklahoma.
Hansen was evaluated against Norman North’s David Cornwell during his high school career by the Sooners, who ended up targeting the playmaking Hansen over the big arm of Cornwell. Cornwell signed with Alabama after OU’s lone quarterback offer went to Hansen.
But the coach who recruited Hansen, Josh Heupel, is no longer a part of the Oklahoma program, as he has been replaced by offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.
With Hansen transferring, juniors Trevor Knight and Baker Mayfield as well as sophomore Cody Thomas will now battle it out to be starter for the Sooners this season.
Hansen was heavily recruited by high-majors coming out of high school, as he previously had offers from Missouri, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Kansas State, etc. So, there should be no trouble for Hansen finding a big-time landing spot.