The NCAA transfer portal was just entered by wide receiver John Paul Richardson, which dealt Oklahoma State football a significant setback to their offense. According to Cody Nagel of 247 Sports, Richardson reportedly made the choice on Tuesday. It is unclear where he will go next, but according to another rumor, the TCU Horned Frogs are a team to keep an eye on.
The Cowboys’ loss of Richardson is undoubtedly a difficult one, especially given that the sophomore wideout is coming off a strong season with the squad.
With 49 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns in 2022, John Paul Richardson came in second on the team in catches and receiving touchdowns. Overall, he has recorded 72 catches for 671 yards and six touchdowns over his two years with the Oklahoma State football team.
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Although there have been several difficult departures from the organization, the Cowboys last month acquired wideout De Shaun Stribling via the transfer market. After spending four years with the team, quarterback Spencer Sanders entered the transfer portal in December, joining Richardson. Every year he played quarterback at Oklahoma State, Sanders threw for 2000 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Though it is evident Mike Gundy and his staff will have a lot of work to do, it is unclear how the Cowboys intend to replace those guys who are departing. After a somewhat disappointing end to their season, it won’t be surprising if Oklahoma State becomes quite active in searching for prospects at the transfer site as well.