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College football transfer portal: Oklahoma signs quarterback General Booty

Oklahoma earned a new commitment from the college football transfer portal as quarterback General Booty pledged to the Sooners this offseason.

Booty, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound sophomore from Tyler Junior College in Texas, arrives at OU with three more seasons of eligibility.

Booty hails from a prominent football family. His father is former LSU wide receiver Abram Booty, his uncle Josh was a former quarterback at LSU, and another uncle, John David, played quarterback at USC under coach Pete Carroll.

General Booty went to four different high schools, including two in California and two in Texas, finishing in the Dallas area.

Largely overlooked as a high school recruit, Booty elected to play junior college, throwing for 3,115 yards and 25 touchdowns, ranking second in the nation among NJCAA players.

In one game, Booty passed for 528 yards and eight touchdowns.

Oklahoma quarterback room

Booty arrives at OU at a moment when the program needs to develop its depth at the quarterback position under first-year head coach Brent Venables.

Dillon Gabriel transferred to Oklahoma this offseason to reunite with offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby after the pair orchestrated a top 10 offense at UCF in 2019.

Gabriel, an 8,000-yard career passer, is the presumptive starter this season after taking most of the primary reps with the team during spring practice.

OU signed quarterback recruit Nick Evers, the first player to pledge to the Sooners after Venables' arrival. Former Pittsburgh quarterback Davis Beville, a member of the 2019 recruiting class, also transferred to Oklahoma.

Gabriel, Booty, Evers, and Beville make up the team that will help the Sooners replenish the quarterback position after the departures of Caleb Williams and Spencer Rattler, both of whom transferred out of the program this offseason.


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