MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Austin Kendall’s drama-filled week officially reached a happy ending.
Kendall enrolled at West Virginia on Thursday in the Sport Management graduate program, The Dominion Post learned. His enrollment at WVU concludes a saga that began when the Sooners decided to pursue Alabama graduate transfer Jalen Hurts, prompting Kendall to enter the NCAA transfer portal on Jan. 11.
Oklahoma initially blocked Kendall from moving to a school within the Big 12, but after much criticism, granted him a release to do so Wednesday. Time was of the essence for Kendall, who had to enroll in classes at West Virginia by Friday in order to be eligible for spring practices.
Kendall earned his Oklahoma undergraduate degree in December after three years on campus. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Mountaineers.
Kendall played sparingly in 2016 and 2018 while redshirting during the 2017 season.
He has completed 28-of-39 pass attempts for 265 yards and three touchdowns while backing up Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Kendall is a pro-style quarterback, but not an immobile one. After subtracting the three sacks for minus-18 yards he took in his collegiate debut against Louisiana-Monroe, Kendall has scrambled for 47 yards on 10 rushing attempts.
A four-star recruit out of Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, N.C., Kendall was ranked by Rivals as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2016.
With Kendall in the fold, West Virginia is up to three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster.
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