NORMAN, OK (WWBT) - Atlee graduate and current Oklahoma freshman Ricky DeBerry has opted to redshirt the season, according to his father. DeBerry is a linebacker on the Sooners' roster.
DeBerry is behind several upper-classmen at the position. Ricky DeBerry Sr. told NBC12 that his son made the choice so he could continue learning from the three seniors ahead of him. He also did not want to lose an entire season of eligibility by just playing in a handful of plays as a freshman.
DeBerry was a four star recruit coming out of high school and chose Oklahoma out of more than 70 offers. He was named a U.S. Army All-American during his senior season. The local product will continue to travel with the Sooners for the remainder of the season. 7th-ranked Oklahoma hosts TCU on Saturday night.