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Jalen Saunders cleared to play for Oklahoma football

The former Fresno State transfer is now eligible according to the NCAA and will suit up for the Sooners this weekend against Texas.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

After a long process of waiting for the NCAA to clear him and restore his eligibility, Jalen Saunders finally received the good news he's been waiting for. The transfer from Fresno State will finally suit up in 2012 and gives head coach Bob Stoops another weapon in the offense for Oklahoma football as the team prepares for this weekend's Big 12 showdown with the conference's other traditional power: the Texas Longhorns.

After Pat Hill was let go at Fresno State, Saunders took his incredible talents to Oklahoma and hoped to play immediately. However the NCAA denied his request in late summer and he's been sitting out for nearly half the season. Yet despite the wait, the receiver is expected to have an immediate impact after being an All-WAC selection just a year ago with an incredible 50 catches, 1,065 receiving yards and 12 touchdown receptions.

Sanders was Fresno State's downfield option and should become a favorite target of Sooners quarterback Landry Jones.