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Oklahoma State Adds Hawaii QB Grad Transfer Dru Brown

Mike Gundy’s QB room just got bigger.

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In a slightly surprising announcement, Dru Brown - last season’s starting QB for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors - announced on Twitter that he was coming to Oklahoma State.

Brown, a JUCO product of the College of San Mateo, put up some decent numbers in Hawaii.

Last season, he was 254-of-412 for a 61.7 percent completion percentage. He threw for 2,785 yards, along with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The year before he boasted a 62.4 percent completion percentage, while posting a 19:7 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Brown announced his intent to transfer on Jan. 22 on Twitter.

I would like to thank Coach Rolovich, Coach Stutzman, and the rest of the Hawai’i coaching staff for the opportunity to play for this university and this state. The tings that I have learned from Coach Rolovich and staff go far beyond the football field, thing I will take with me for the rest of my life. To the state of Hawaii, I thank you for welcoming me with open arms and supporting the team regardless of the circumstances. That being said after much though and prayer, I have decided it is in my and my family’s best interest to transfer following my graduation. I am thankful for the past two years, and I will always cherish the relationships I have made with my teammates and coaches on and off the field. Y’all will forever be my brothers.

At this point I have received my release and have permission to contact other schools. I am excited and look forward to continuing my football career after I graduate this coming semester.

Brown will graduate from UH this semester and likely join the Cowboys for summer ball. He joins an already crowded QB room with Taylor Cornelius (R-Sr.), John Kolar (R-Jr.), Keondre Wudtee (R-So), Ryan Sherry (So.), Jelani Woods (R-Fr.), Tracin Wallace (R-Fr.) and incoming freshman Spencer Sanders.

As we know, Gundy doesn’t give any positions away. He makes the players earn it. One of the biggest questions headed into the offseason was who will claim command of the offense in Mason Rudolph’s absence.

The battle for command just got another participant.