After spending a single season at Oklahoma alongside his older brother, Daeh McCullough has opted to extend his football career in a different setting.

Announcing his decision on social media, the freshman defensive back and younger sibling of Sooners linebacker Dasan McCullough disclosed that he’s transferring to Louisville.

Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing 181 pounds, McCullough had a brief appearance in one game during his freshman year at OU, specifically in the closing moments of the Sooners’ 73-0 victory over Arkansas State.

McCullough officially entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on December 31.

Hailing from South Bend, IN, McCullough is the son of Deland McCullough, a college football coach presently leading Notre Dame’s running backs.

He enrolled at OU last year, joining the team in June and practicing alongside his elder brother when the Sooners commenced training in August.

Reflecting on their shared experience, Dasan McCullough expressed, “It’s been incredible just to be able to go through this with him. I’m still basically new, and he’s brand new. We’re going through it together. We play on the same side. He’s a strong safety, and I’m the Cheetah. When we’re on the field, we’re on the same side. This is what we dreamed of doing as far as we can remember. To be able to live it out now? We’re definitely living it out to the fullest.”

Daeh McCullough revealed that he committed to the move shortly before his brother announced his transfer from Indiana.

Acknowledging the support of having family nearby, Daeh mentioned in August, “It’s great just having him here because obviously there’s days that everybody isn’t gonna be at their best and you’re just gonna feel down. So just having your family there to talk to in person and not just over the phone is great.”

In his high school career at St. Joseph’s High School, McCullough stood out as a consensus 4-star recruit. ESPN ranked him at No. 299 in the ESPN300 list and as the 19th safety nationally. Additionally, 247 Sports positioned him as Indiana’s third-best prospect following a senior season where he tallied 60 tackles, one sack, and seven interceptions.

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