NORMAN, OK -- Oklahoma will follow through on its recruitment of a highly touted wide receiver who pleaded guilty this week to gun charges reduced from felonies to misdemeanors.
Josh Jarboe entered his plea in Georgia to charges of bringing a
gun to school and carrying a pistol without a license. Judge
Michael Hancock reduced the charges to misdemeanors because Jarboe was a first-time offender, and sentenced him to two years of
probation and 80 hours of community service.
The felony charges could have prevented Jarboe from attending
Jarboe signed with the Sooners in February, and was arrested the
following month after an assistant principal at Cedar Grove High
School reported seeing him grab a gun from a car.
He was expelled from school, but completed his high school
Jarboe was rated as a top 10 receiver in the nation by
recruiting Web site Rivals-dot-com.