FAYETTEVILLE — The transfer portal officially opened on Dec. 5, and players from schools around the country entered their names to seek opportunities elsewhere. Arkansas football was no exception.
Several Razorback players had already declared their intentions to transfer before the portal technically opened. Others waited until Monday to share their decisions. Players now have until Jan. 15 to enter the portal.
Here's a look at which Arkansas football players have announced they will enter the portal, as well as those who have committed to transfer to Arkansas, with the latest announcements at the top of the list.
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Players transferring to Arkansas
Trajan Jeffcoat, DL — Jeffcoat committed to Arkansas on Jan. 22. The transfer portal had closed to new entrants, but uncommitted players with their names still in the portal could still choose a school. Jeffcoat, a grad transfer from Missouri, made 10 starts with 21 tackles and one sack for the Tigers this season. His best year was in 2020, when he was named first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press after 23 total tackles, six tackles for loss and six sacks.
Tyrone Broden, WR — Broden committed to the Razorbacks on Jan. 15. The 6-foot-7 receiver spent four seasons at Bowling Green. This season, he played in all 13 games and had 32 receptions for 506 yards and seven touchdowns. Broden will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Isaac TeSlaa, WR — TeSlaa committed to the Razorbacks on Jan. 10. He comes to Fayetteville from Division II Hillsdale College in Michigan, and he chose Arkansas over offers from Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue and others. At Hillsdale this season, TeSlaa caught 68 passes for 1,325 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Alfahiym Walcott, DB — Walcott committed to Arkansas on Jan. 8 following an official visit. He spent three seasons at Baylor after transferring in from junior college. He appeared in 32 games and had four interceptions in his Baylor career. He is a former three-star prospect out of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Lorando Johnson, DB — Johnson committed to Arkansas on Jan. 6, one day after taking an official visit to Fayetteville. The former Baylor cornerback, who is known as "Snaxx," spent three seasons with the Bears and appeared in 19 games. He is a former four-star prospect out of Lancaster High School in Texas and was the No. 29 cornerback in the class of 2020 per 247Sports.
Marlon Crockett, WR — A native of Searcy, Crockett committed to Arkansas on Jan. 7. The former three-star prospect spent two seasons at Memphis. He redshirted in 2021 and did not record any stats in 2022. He will be a walk-on at Arkansas.
Antonio Grier Jr., LB — Arkansas announced Grier as a signee on Dec. 21, before he had publicly decommitted from UCF. He did so later without immediately committing to the Razorbacks, but he made it official on Jan. 7. He spent five seasons at USF, where he was a second-team All-AAC selection in 2020 and 2021. He has one season of eligibility remaining after only playing in four games this season due to injury.
John Morgan, DE — Morgan announced he would transfer from Pitt to Arkansas on Dec. 21. He appeared in all 12 games and started in five for the Panthers, totaling 2.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss. Morgan was a three-star prospect out of Maryland in the class of 2018. He will use his last remaining year of eligibility at Arkansas.
Andrew Armstrong, WR — Armstrong committed to the Razorbacks on Dec. 12 after two seasons at FCS Texas A&M Commerce. He had 1,020 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore this season.
Jacolby Criswell, QB — Criswell committed to Arkansas on Dec. 10 after three seasons at North Carolina. He is a native of Morrilton and was the No. 2 player in Arkansas in the class of 2020. He played in 14 total games for the Tar Heels, but with star quarterback Drake Maye back for another year, he was unlikely to get much playing time in Chapel Hill.
Josh Braun, OL — Braun announced his commitment to Arkansas on Dec. 5 after deciding to transfer from Florida. The 6-foot-6, 351-pound guard started seven games in 2021, but he played in just one game this season. He left the team in October with the intent to transfer. Braun is a former four-star prospect out of Live Oak, Florida.
Arkansas football players in the transfer portal
Anthony Brown, DB — Brown entered the portal on Jan. 11. He did not appear in any games as a freshman this season. He is a former three-star prospect out of Milan, Tennessee. Where he landed: Purdue.
Trent Gordon, DB — Gordon entered the portal on Jan. 3. He was ruled academically ineligible before the Liberty Bowl and left the team. The redshirt senior played in 12 games this season and recorded defensive statistics in three of them. He transferred from Penn State before spending two seasons at Arkansas and will have one year of eligibility remaining at his next school.
Jordan Domineck, DE — In one of the more surprising moves of the offseason, Domineck entered the portal Jan. 2. He had announced in December that he’d be back for another season in Fayetteville, but after the Liberty Bowl, that changed. Though not a starter, Domineck was No. 2 on the team in total sacks with 7.5. He will have one season of eligibility at his next school, which will be his third. Where he landed: Colorado.
Jackson Woodard, LB — Woodard entered the portal on Dec. 30, just after the Razorbacks' Liberty Bowl win over Kansas. The redshirt sophomore appeared in all 13 games but primarily played on special teams. Where he landed: UNLV.
Simeon Blair, DB — Blair entered the portal on Dec. 30. Blair was a team captain and started all 13 games as a redshirt senior for Arkansas this season. He will have one year of eligibility remaining at his next school. Where he landed: Memphis.
Marcus Henderson, OL — Henderson entered the portal on Dec. 21. The redshirt sophomore did not appear in any games this season and dealt with injuries throughout the year. He was a four-star prospect out of Memphis in the class of 2020.
Jalen St. John, OL — St. John announced he had entered the portal on Dec. 19. The redshirt sophomore played in 13 games in his Razorback career, mostly on special teams. He was suspended indefinitely on Nov. 22 after an arrest.
Isaiah Nichols, DL — Nichols entered the portal on Dec. 17. He started all 12 games on the defensive line for Arkansas as a redshirt senior this season and played in 49 games across his five seasons with the Razorbacks. He could have chosen to return for another year, but instead chose to transfer.
Jalen Catalon, DB — Catalon was one of Arkansas' highest-touted players headed into this season, but he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the Razorbacks' first game against Cincinnati. Catalon missed much of last season with a similar injury. He could have entered the NFL Draft this year but opted to enter the portal on Dec. 16. Where he landed: Texas.
Trey Knox, TE — Knox entered the portal on Dec. 12, just before Arkansas tight ends coach Dowell Loggains was announced as the new offensive coordinator at South Carolina. Knox, a senior, had switched from wide receiver to tight end during his junior season. He was Arkansas' third-leading pass-catcher this season with 296 yards and five touchdowns. Where he landed: South Carolina.
Zach Zimos, DB — Zimos decided to enter the portal as a graduate transfer on Dec. 8. The redshirt junior played two defensive snaps for the Razorbacks this season, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Keuan Parker, DB — Parker announced his decision to transfer on Dec. 7. The redshirt freshman out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, appeared in five games for Arkansas this season. He played defensive snaps in two of those games, according to Pro Football Focus data. Where he landed: Tulsa.
Ketron Jackson Jr., WR — Jackson was Arkansas' third-leading wideout this season, with 273 yards and three touchdowns. He played in 12 games and started eight. He reportedly entered the portal on Dec. 5. Where he landed: Baylor.
Jordan Hanna, LB — Hanna entered the portal on Dec. 5. The redshirt freshman out of Greenwood did not appear in any games for the Razorbacks.
Javion Hunt, RB — Hunt left the team in September with the intention to transfer, and he officially announced he would enter the portal on Dec. 3. He is a former three-star prospect out of Oklahoma City.
Patrick Foley, P — Foley entered the portal on Dec. 1. The redshirt freshman walk-on did not appear in any games as a Razorback.
Francisco Castro, LS — Castro announced his decision to enter the portal on Nov. 30. Castro is a redshirt freshman walk-on from Miami.
Randall Dennis Jr., DL — Dennis announced he would transfer on Nov. 30. The freshman walk-on from Lawrenceville, Georgia, did not appear in a game for the Razorbacks.
Reid Bauer, P — Bauer announced he would enter the portal as a grad transfer on Nov. 29. He punted in seven of Arkansas’ games this season, splitting time with freshman Max Fletcher. Bauer averaged 44.6 yards per punt, the best mark in his five seasons at Arkansas. Where he landed: Memphis.
Khari Johnson, DB — Johnson announced his intent to transfer on Nov. 29. He played in 10 games and started three as a junior this season. A former three-star prospect from the Boston area, Johnson finished the year with 25 total tackles. Where he landed: Boston College.
Eric Thomas Jr., DE — Thomas announced his decision to enter the portal on Nov. 29. The junior played in 30 games across his three seasons with the Razorbacks but never got a start. He had 11 total tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in his Arkansas career. Where he landed: Southern Miss.
Malik Hornsby, QB — Hornsby announced Nov. 28 he would enter the transfer portal. The redshirt sophomore played in 16 games across his three seasons with Arkansas, including his first career start against LSU in Week 11. A native of Missouri City, Texas, Hornsby was a four-star prospect in the class of 2020. He was rated the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in his class by 247Sports. Where he landed: Texas State.
Jacorrei Turner, DB — Turner announced his decision to enter the portal on Nov. 28. The redshirt sophomore appeared in all 12 games for Arkansas, but always on special teams. He is a former three-star prospect out of Georgia.
Erin Outley, TE — Outley announced his intent to transfer on Nov. 28. The redshirt freshman did not appear in any games for the Razorbacks. He is a former three-star prospect out of Parkview High School in Little Rock and was the No. 4 player in the state in the class of 2021.
Myles Slusher, DB — Slusher left the team before its Week 13 game at Missouri. In three seasons for Arkansas, Slusher played in 23 games and started 15. The junior missed five games this season, four due to injuries and another while serving a suspension after being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Slusher announced he would enter the portal on Nov. 27. Where he landed: Colorado.
Warren Thompson, WR — Thompson left the team with the intent to transfer in November. The redshirt senior had 12 receptions and 178 yards in nine games this season. He will have one year of eligibility remaining at his third school.
James Jointer, RB — Jointer was a solid get in Sam Pittman's 2022 recruiting class, coming in as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Arkansas. The freshman played in one game and redshirted this season before announcing Nov. 21 that he would enter the portal.
Chase Lowery, DB — A redshirt freshman and former three-star prospect out of Frisco, Texas, Lowery left the team with the intent to transfer in September.
Jaquayln Crawford, WR — Crawford entered the portal during fall camp before the start of his redshirt senior season. He started his career at Oklahoma before transferring to Arkansas, and he appeared in seven games last season for the Razorbacks.
Taylor Lewis, DL — Taylor Lewis came to Arkansas from the junior college ranks, but entered the portal during fall camp after only a few months with the Razorbacks.
Christina Long covers the Arkansas Razorbacks for the Southwest Times Record and USA TODAY Network. You can follow her on Twitter @christinalong00 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: Arkansas football transfer tracker: Who's leaving, joining via portal
What Arkansas Razorbacks football players are entering the transfer portal? ›
John, DT Isaiah Nichols, S Jalen Catalon, OC Marcus Henderson, S Simeon Blair, linebacker Jackson Woodard, defensive end Jordan Domineck and defensive backs Trent Gordon and Anthony Brown have officially entered their names into the transfer portal.Who is leaving the Razorback football team? ›
29): After three seasons with the Razorbacks, Eric Thomas Jr. has announced he plans to enter the transfer portal. He played sparingly as a defensive end, but carved out a role on special teams and did not redshirt during his time at Arkansas.How many players has Arkansas lost to the transfer portal? ›
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The transfer portal is not public, it is only administrators and coaches for NCAA schools that have access to it. The moment any player enters his or her name on the portal it becomes viewable by coaches from different schools.Where is KK Robinson transferring? ›
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Arkansas defensive backs Myles Slusher and Anthony Brown were booked in the early hours on Sunday after an altercation with a police officer. Razorbacks football head coach Sam Pittman announced that both Slusher and Brown had been suspended. Speaking to the media, Pittman said the following, per On3 Sports.What Arkansas football players are not playing in the bowl game? ›
On top of that, wide receiver Jadon Haselwood, center Ricky Stromberg and linebacker Drew Sanders have each declared for the 2023 NFL Draft and will not play in the bowl.Which schools have the most players in the transfer portal? ›
- Virginia Tech, 11.
- Texas A&M, 10.
- Clemson, 9.
- Ole Miss, 9.
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How many college football players are currently in the transfer portal? ›
Given that more than 3,000 FBS players entered the transfer portal during the 2021-22 cycle, the season's edition should be wild considering NIL rights and one-time transfer exemptions.How many people have entered the transfer portal? ›
It has had major effects on the number of athletes that transfer. 1,695 FBS players entered the portal in the 2019-20 cycle but after the eligibility rules changed in 2021, that number increased to 3,085 for the 2021-22 cycle.How do you know if you are in the transfer portal? ›
Q: HOW WILL I KNOW THAT I HAVE BEEN ENTERED INTO THE TRANSFER PORTAL? A: You will receive an email notification once the compliance office has completed the entry.Does your coach have to put you in the transfer portal? ›
Entry into the NCAA Transfer Portal is required for student-athletes to permissibly contact (and be contacted by) other schools about transfer opportunities, but they still must qualify for a transfer exception and be academically eligible at their new school to compete immediately.Can you talk to other coaches before entering the transfer portal? ›
By Andrea Leitner|Updated on January 4, 2023 (originally published on December 9, 2021) Can I enter the transfer portal without my coach knowing? Yes, but it's not recommended.Where is Noah freidel transferring? ›
Noah Freidel announced on Twitter that he has committed to JMU. Freidel is a transfer from South Dakota State who averaged 14.2 points per game and shot 39.6% from three-point territory while playing in 17 games and making nine starts for the Jackrabbits.Where did Desi Sills go? ›
Impact Sills has decided to transfer to Kansas State after spending his first three seasons with Arkansas followed by one season at Arkansas State. During his time with the Red Wolves, the 6-foot-2 guard averaged 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game in 29.8 minutes.Where is Kylee Watson transferring? ›
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- 3 / 11. Lee Roy Jordan, LB. ...
- 4 / 11. Ken Stabler, QB. ...
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- 7 / 11. Bart Starr, QB. ...
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Phil Jurkovec's transfer is set. The Boston College quarterback committed to Pitt, reuniting with offensive coordinator and former Eagles play caller Frank Cignetti, he told Pete Thamel.
What football players are transferring to Alabama? ›
- RB Trey Sanders.
- OL Amari Kight.
- OL Tommy Brockermeyer.
- WR Aaron Anderson.
- OL Javion Cohen.
- CB Khyree Jackson.
- WR JoJo Earle.
- P Jack Martin.
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Travis Williams is bringing his more than 10 years of coaching experience to Arkansas as he takes on the role of defensive coordinator. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas Football Head Coach Sam Pittman has named a new defensive coordinator. Travis Williams has been picked as the Razorbacks' new defensive coordinator.Who got ejected from the Razorback game? ›
Now, the NCAA is owning up to at least one of the game's mistakes. Steve Shaw, the national coordinator of officials for the NCAA, released a statement vacating the suspension of Arkansas defensive back Quincey McAdoo after McAdoo was ejected from the game for targeting.Is Connor Vanover transferring? ›
Former Arkansas Razorbacks forward Connor Vanover announced his decision to transfer to Oral Roberts on Monday afternoon on Twitter. For Vanover, this is the second transfer of his career. He started out at Cal before making the move back home to Arkansas.What did the Arkansas coach do to his arm? ›
The 57-year-old third-year coach of the Razorbacks tore tendons in his shoulder during what Dr. Wesley Cox described as a "significant collision with a player" during a practice nearly six weeks ago.What players are out for Arkansas? ›
Arkansas football has announced several players are leaving to seek opportunities at other schools. Some notable names include Reid Bauer, Malik Hornsby, Myles Slusher, and Warren Thompson.What bowl is Arkansas likely to go to? ›
Arkansas will be selected to play in one of college football's 43 bowl games Sunday night. The team finished the regular season 6-6. A team must win at least six games to qualify for a bowl. ESPN, 247Sports and CBS all predict the Liberty Bowl as the Razorbacks' most likely destination.How many Alabama players opted out of bowl game? ›
Eleven Alabama football players exited the program after the regular season — in addition to the two who left the program during the season. Those players were welcomed to play in the Sugar Bowl, Nick Saban said Friday, but none chose to exercise that option.Who has the most players in the transfer portal 2023? ›
- UCLA. Transfers In 12Avg. P. 80.75. Transfers Out 10Avg. ...
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- Ole Miss. Transfers In 14Avg. P. 82.21. ...
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Do you lose your scholarship if you enter the transfer portal? ›
After you initiate the transfer process, your current scholarship should remain intact. Your scholarship for the following academic term, however, is not guaranteed. If you end up rescinding the transfer and decide to stay at your current school, your scholarship could be in jeopardy.Are transfer portal players eligible immediately? ›
While players going into the portal for the first time will still be able to get immediate eligibility at their next school, the NCAA is trying to stop players from entering the transfer portal multiple times.What happens when a college athlete enters the transfer portal? ›
What does entering the transfer portal mean? Because the transfer portal is really just an online database, entering it just means that an athlete's name is uploaded to the database.Can you enter the transfer portal and not transfer? ›
Once a school's compliance department enters a player's name into the portal, that player is free to communicate with coaches from other schools but does not have to transfer.Who is the best quarterback in the transfer portal? ›
Not only is Sam Hartman the best quarterback in the transfer portal, he's one of the best returning quarterbacks period. Among Power Five quarterbacks over the past two seasons, only Alabama's Bryce Young, PFF's top prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft has a higher grade than Hartman's 92.5 mark.How many players can a team get from the transfer portal? ›
Teams can sign as many players as they want now, so long as they stay under the 85-man scholarship limit for their entire roster.How long does it take to be in the transfer portal? ›
The transfer portal permits student athletes to place their name in an online database declaring their desire to transfer. Athletes enter the portal by informing their current school of their desire to transfer; the school then has two business days to enter the athlete's name in the database.How long can you sit in the transfer portal? ›
In the interest of making this process more predictable, transfer windows were adopted for 2022-23. The window for players to put their names in the portal is only open for 60 days of the year.How do you know if your transfer is successful? ›
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The transfer portal database stores the names of student-athletes across all college sports who have entered, sortable by sport and player name. The database also stores basic information, such as contact details, scholarship status and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.
How can I see the NCAA transfer portal? ›
- NCAA Division III Coach Access.
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- Review list of. student-athletes. ...
- Student-athlete cannot be contacted if:
Coaches cannot fully prevent athletes like Lunt from transferring to any university they want. But if a coach does not grant an athlete a release, the player must forfeit any scholarship opportunity, pay his own way to the new university and sit out the next season.What is the new transfer portal rule? ›
The transfer windows, which will go into effect in time for the 2022-23 season, will allow 60 days per year for athletes to enter the portal and maintain immediate eligibility for first-time transfers. For fall sports like football, the period will be split into two periods.Can athletes look at the transfer portal? ›
The NCAA transfer portal is a great opportunity for athletes to get exposure as all coaches are looking at the database daily. The portal can also be used as leverage for players, who are allowed to enter both the transfer portal and the NBA Draft.Which Arkansas players opted out of the Outback Bowl? ›
- Treylon Burks, wide receiver.
- Tre Williams, defensive end.
Rattler was a favorite to enter the transfer portal even before the eventual departure of head coach Lincoln Riley to USC. Yet just one day after Riley somewhat abruptly left the program, Rattler entered the transfer portal on Nov. 28.What Arkansas players are not playing in the Outback Bowl? ›
The Razorbacks will be without wide receiver Treylon Burks and defensive end Tre Williams when they play Penn State in the Outback Bowl. The latter of those two was the most recent to opt out, as Williams made his announcement Sunday following a DWI arrest early that morning.How many players opted out of Outback Bowl? ›
One of college football's recent trends has hit the Outback Bowl hard this year. Between Arkansas and Penn State, eight top players have chosen to opt out and not play in the matchup scheduled for Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.Why did players opt out of Rose Bowl? ›
Other players are choosing to opt out of the game to protect their health and prepare for the 2023 NFL Draft, including WR Parker Washington.Where Will Spencer Rattler go next? ›
Rattler announced on Tuesday night that he would join Antwane Wells a... Staying in South Carolina Rattler announced that he will return to South Carolina for the 2023 campaign. Impact Rattler will return for his fifth collegiate season and his second with the Gamecocks.
How many years of eligibility does Spencer Rattler have left? ›
He has two years of college eligibility remaining, but could opt to enter the NFL Draft following the season. “(I didn't want to) back down from competition,” Rattler said of what he wanted to improve on over the course of the 2022 season. “I could've gone to the Pac-12 or something like that.Where is Spencer Rattler moving? ›
Gamecocks offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield played a key role in helping Rattler choose South Carolina as his new home.How many Arkansas players opted out of the Liberty Bowl? ›
The Razorbacks also had several players opt out of the game in preparation for the NFL Draft: linebacker Drew Sanders, wide receiver Jadon Haselwood, center Ricky Stromberg and linebacker Bumper Pool.Who is the new sponsor of the Outback Bowl? ›
Tampa-based cybersecurity company ReliaQuest takes over as the title sponsor after the college football game was called the Outback Bowl the previous 26 years. Tampa-based cybersecurity company ReliaQuest is now the title sponsor of the former Outback Bowl college football game at Raymond James Stadium.