OSU football: Cowboys add West Virginia grad transfer Josh Sills
STILLWATER — For the second time in two days, the NCAA transfer portal has sent a player Oklahoma State’s way.
On Tuesday, a day after landing Arkansas transfer defensive lineman Collin Clay, OSU picked up West Virginia graduate transfer Josh Sills, a 6-foot-6, 326-pound offensive guard.
Sills was a second-team All-Big 12 selection a year ago, but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury two games into the 2019 season. He entered the transfer portal in mid-December and announced on Twitter his decision to transfer to OSU on Tuesday morning.
“Couldn’t be any more excited to complete my Masters in Agriculture while playing my last two years in Stillwater for Coach (Mike Gundy),” Sills wrote.
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Sills, who was a redshirt junior this season, indicates that he has two years of eligibility remaining, which suggests he has been granted a sixth year of eligibility because of his injury.
Because of rules regarding graduate transfers — even within the Big 12 — Sills will be immediately eligible at OSU.
He’s a likely possibility to fill the left guard spot vacated by four-year starter Marcus Keyes.
Clay, who is transferring after playing as a true freshman at Arkansas, could be a candidate for an NCAA waiver to allow him immediate eligibility because of the coaching staff overhaul at Arkansas. Head coach Chad Morris and his staff were not retained.
Though not all situations are the same, OSU defensive lineman Israel Antwine was granted a waiver last year after transferring from Colorado amid a coaching staff change.
Regardless, both Sills and Clay are expected to be in Stillwater for the start of the spring semester on Jan. 8.