Former Arizona State wide out LV Bunkley-Shelton just announced he’s transferring to Oklahoma and breaks down why he chose the Sooners.

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Bunkley-Shelton had narrowed his list to the Sooners and Kansas and visited both programs over the last month. He called it a tough decision and said there was a lot he liked about both programs but following his heart led him to OU.

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“It was honestly just a gut feeling, that’s what it came down too,” Bunkley-Shelton said. “I liked both coaching staffs and both campuses a lot and had two really good visits.

“OU just stuck out a little more for me. They came after me hard right when I went in to the portal and made me feel like a priority. I really liked it there, it’s a big time program and I think I’ll fit in really well there.”

Bunkley-Shelton had a strong connection with former Sooner defensive back and current defensive assistant Jeremiah Criddell and that played a role in his decision.

“Having Jeremiah there was huge in my decision,” Bunkley-Shelton said. “He’s family, we’ve been close for a long time, since before high school. We played on GZ (Ground Zero, 7v7 program) together and he’s someone I know I can trust.

“When you go somewhere new, it always helps to have someone there that you’re comfortable with and that’s definitely Jeremiah. I liked Oklahoma a lot as it was, but having him there put them over the top.”

As a redshirt freshman in 2021, Bunkley-Shelton had 33 catches for 418 yards and two touchdowns for the Sun Devils. He had 11 catches for 100 yards as a true freshman in 2020 and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Coming out of high school, Bunkley-Shelton was the No. 27 receiver and a top-20 prospect in California regardless of position in the 2020 class. He chose the Sun Devils over programs like USC, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State and Florida in what was a big win for ASU.

Bunkley-Shelton is currently back home in SoCal training and will enroll at Oklahoma with three years of eligibility left.

“I’m excited and ready to go” Bunkley-Shelton said. “I know this is a great opportunity for me and I plan to work as hard as I can, be an impact player and help the team win as many games as we can.”

Bunkley-Shelton has the tools to be an excellent slot receiver with the versatility to make plays outside as well. He’s very natural with his hands, runs well after the catch, has always been a pure route runner and plays with an edge and a bit of a chip on his shoulder.