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Transfer Tales: How an Extra 48 Hours Led Walter Rouse to Oklahoma

The former Stanford tackle initially committed to Nebraska, but reversed course to land in a spot he believes can help him chase his NFL Draft aspirations.

Ryan Chapman.

NORMAN — Surrounded by new faces, Walter Rouse took a deep breath and smiled before starting to tell his story.

Greeting a new wave of media members in Norman, Oklahoma, was not where Rouse planned to be in February.

Had everything gone according to the script, the 6-foot-6, 318-pound offensive tackle would have been preparing to head to the NFL Combine.

Instead, an injury and a coaching change led the Silver Spring, MD, product into the transfer portal, where he would take a brief detour to Lincoln, NE, before finally landing at Oklahoma.

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