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Colorado DL Israel Antwine transferring to Oklahoma State

Buffs true freshman started all but one game in 2018.


Colorado has lost a starting defensive lineman with the announcement of Israel Antwine transferring to Oklahoma State.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound true freshman product of Millwood HS (Oklahoma City, OK) came to Boulder after backing out of his verbal commitment to the Cowboys prior to signing day last year. Antwine announced he would be transferring closer to home late Friday night on Twitter.

Antwine’s father, Dwayne, said his son was on campus in Stillwater, according to a report by the Oklahoman. With Mel Tucker taking over CU, Oklahoma State informed Antwine of the possibility he could be granted a hardship waiver from the NCAA to gain eligibility immediately. Typically, the NCAA requires student-athletes to sit out a year after transferring schools. Either way, Antwine would have three years of eligibility remaining for his time in Stillwater.

Antwine had 16 tackles, along with a sack, two tackles for loss and nine quarterback pressures for the Buffaloes last season. He also helped Millwood win back-to-back Class 2A state championships and was named Little All-City defensive player of the year in 2017.