Former Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon, who graduated from KU in May and left the team at the end of the 2012 season, will join the Oklahoma State program for the 2013 season, OSU officials announced through a press release Monday.
Patmon's departure came at a curious time, as he was scheduled to be the only returning member of KU's secondary with starting experience. When asked for comment after the announcement of Patmon's departure, first-year KU coach Charlie Weis said: “Tyler is scheduled to graduate from KU in May. We appreciate all that he’s done during his time at Kansas and we wish him well.”
A three-year starter at Kansas, Patmon played in 35 of 36 career games and recorded 142 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 22 pass break-ups and six interceptions. He led the team with three interceptions in 2012.
As a graduate with one year of eligibility remaining, Patmon, who red-shirted at KU in 2009, will be able to play for the Cowboys immediately and is expected to compete for the starting cornerback spot opposite Justin Gilbert.
The Jayhawks are scheduled to face Oklahoma State on Nov. 9 in Stillwater, Okla.