Former Vol David Oku Signs With Arkansas State
The nation’s top all-purpose back in the 2009 recruiting class according to Rivals.com was used primarily in the return game for the Vols. He led Tennessee in returns and return yardage in 2009 and 2010.
I never understood why Oku dropped on the depth chart the way he did. He never fit into Derek Dooley's offensive scheme and was very inconsistent in his final games as a Vol. After announcing his intentions to transfer in January 2011, Oku was arrested on a domestic assault charge in July 2011.
As one of the prized signings in Lane Kiffin's 2009 class, he never lived up to the hype he brought in. Along with the nation's No. 1 overall prospect Bryce Brown, the duo was supposed to be one of the best running back duo's in college football. Brown never made it to a sophomore season with the Vols and Oku opted out after two years.
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