Ex-Oklahoma offensive lineman Savion Byrd reveals his destination after entering the transfer portal. He shared his future intentions on Tuesday evening.

Another ex-Oklahoma offensive lineman made his new choice known on Tuesday.

Savion Byrd, who participated in eight games and initiated four at left guard in 2023, confirmed his commitment to SMU.

Byrd will be teaming up with Nate Anderson, another former OU offensive lineman, who also pledged to SMU this week.

Once a highly touted recruit from Duncanville, TX, Byrd lost his starting position on the offensive line to Cayden Green this season, who also departed Norman through the transfer portal.

Byrd’s move to SMU implies that Oklahoma will need to actively recruit to fill the gaps in the offensive line.

As left tackle Walter Rouse and right guard McKade Mettauer exhaust their eligibility after the Alamo Bowl, center Andrew Raym and right tackle Tyler Guyton opted out of the bowl game to prep for the 2024 NFL Draft.

Jacob Sexton has already stepped in for Guyton at right tackle and is expected to shift to left tackle next season.

Additionally, OU’s offensive line coach, Bill Bedenbaugh, secured the commitment of Spencer Brown, the former Michigan State right tackle, earlier this month. Troy Everett and Joshua Bates remain on campus to vie for the open center position.

There’s substantial work ahead to reshape the offensive line before the Sooners embark on SEC play next year, with quarterback Jackson Arnold helming Oklahoma’s offense.

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