NORMAN, Okla. -- Kellen Jones, a 6-1, 223-pound linebacker, has transferred from Michigan to Oklahoma and is eligible to play for the Sooners this season. OU Head Coach Bob Stoops made the formal announcement today.
"We are excited to add Kellen to our program," said OU Head Coach Bob Stoops. "Obviously he's in a learning phase right now, but he has very good physical skill and is someone who can contribute to our program."
Jones, a freshman, did not play at Michigan. He originally hails from Houston where he attended Saint Pius X High School.
As a high school senior in 2010, he was credited with 110 tackles with 32 for loss and eight sacks. He also forced three fumbles and recovered two in 11 games.
Several recruiting services gave him high marks. Scouts rated him as the No. 12 inside linebacker nationally, while Rivals listed him at No. 29. In all, he received scholarship offers from more than 20 schools.
Jones carried a 3.32 grade point average in high school and plans to major in mathematics.
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