Receiver Tacoi Sumler was a big-time recruit for Oregon, but after failing to make an early impact the redshirt freshman has decided to transfer, the school announced Wednesday.
The 5-foot-9, 177-pound Miami, Fla., native caught three passes for 15 yards in the Ducks’ spring game. While he owns elite speed, and the Ducks weren't exactly proven or deep at receiver in 2011 and aren't again in 2012, Sumler struggled to move up the depth chart.
Despite the Ducks' unproven depth at receiver, Sumler probably would have been considered doubtful to make the travel squad this season. The Ducks return Josh Huff, Rahsaan Vaughn, Daryle Hawkins, Will Murphy, Chad Delaney, Eric Dungy, Keanon Lowe and Ben Butterfield from last season, add redshirts B.J. Kelley and potentially Devon Blackmon to the mix, and signed three prep wideouts, including Bralon Addison, who drew raves for his performance in summer workouts.