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Oklahoma WR Zach Farrar, a one-time Mississippi State commitment, is transferring

Zach Farrar

Could Mississippi State get a second chance at a former receiver who decommitted in 2016? Now that Zach Farrar is on the move, it’s a possibility.

Farrar, a redshirt freshman, announced on Twitter over the weekend that he was leaving Oklahoma.

“After much prayer and wise counsel, I have decided to announce my transfer from the University of Oklahoma,” Farrar wrote. “This last year with the OU football coaching staff and especially coach Bob Stoops has been an incredible learning experience that I will always cherish! With that being said my recruitment efforts now begin and I’m looking forward to new opportunities in this next chapter of my life. Good luck to the Sooners!”

Farrar, a former three-star recruit out of Southlake (Texas) Carroll, originally was committed to Mississippi State in the class of 2016 before flipping to Oklahoma just three days before National Signing Day.

He redshirted last fall. He will have to sit out the 2017 season if he transfers to another FBS program, then would have three years of eligibility beginning in 2018.

Farrar didn’t indicate a potential destination. When he initially selected Oklahoma in January 2016, his other finalists were Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Mississippi State.

That’s prompting Bulldogs fans to wonder whether there’s a chance that Farrar could take a second look at Starkville. Several Mississippi State fans posted “#HAILSTATE” and similar messages in response to Farrar’s announcement.

Despite the efforts of players such as Fred Ross, Mississippi State largely has struggled to develop depth at the receiver position in recent seasons.

There’s a possibility that Farrar could change that: At 6-foot-3 and 209 pounds, he has elite size at the position, and posted dominant numbers (56 receptions, 1,115 yards, 18 touchdowns) during his senior year of high school.

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