Former St. Paul’s star Jalen McCleskey to transfer from Oklahoma State

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Oklahoma State senior wide receiver Jalen McCleskey has decided to leave the program, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy announced Monday.

Gundy said at his weekly press conference that McCleskey, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound former standout for the St. Paul’s Wolves, was dissatisfied with his usage in the OSU offense.

“Jalen McCleskey is not with us anymore. He did not feel good about us getting the ball to him, so he’s decided to redshirt and transfer, so we’re gonna let him sit the rest of the year. That decision was made this morning,” Gundy said.

The NCAA’s new redshirt rule allows players to participate up to four games before burning their redshirt for the year. Through four games this season, McCleskey has caught 15 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

McCleskey, son of former New Orleans Saints defensive back J.J. McCleskey, has amassed 167 catches for 1,865 yards in his career with the Cowboys. His father is in his first season as a defensive assistant at Tulane.

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