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Oklahoma QB Austin Kendall to transfer to West Virginia

FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall looks for a receiver during the annual Oklahoma NCAA college spring football game in Norman, Okla. For Lincoln Riley’s second season as head coach at Oklahoma, the Sooners have to find Heisman winner Baker Mayfield’s successor. So a big part of the coach’s first spring was determining the new starter, a process between last year’s backup Kyler Murray and redshirt Austin Kendall that continue into the summer and preseason. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma quarterback Austin Kendall will transfer to West Virginia, he announced on Friday.

Kendall will be immediately eligible for West Virginia as a graduate transfer. Although, Oklahoma tried to block Kendall from receiving immediate eligibility before changing course, USA TODAY reported.

The Sooners quarterback leaves the program days after Kyler Murray declared for the NFL draft and Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts committed to transfer to Oklahoma.

Kendall and West Virginia will play Oklahoma in Norman on Oct. 19. Kendall will get a second crack at the Sooners in 2020 if he doesn't declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Kendall played in eight games from 2016 through 2018. He tossed for 265 yards on 39 attempts. He threw three touchdown passes and completed 71.8 percent of his passes.

Kendall was tabbed as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com coming out of Waxhaw (N.C.) Cuthberston High School.

Kendall never cracked Oklahoma's first-string group with Heisman Trohpy winners Baker Mayfield and Murray in front of him.

The 6-foot-2 Kendall started one game for the Sooners — playing one series against Baylor on Sept. 29, 2018.

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