The latest former Arkansas player to land with a team from the NCAA’s transfer portal is Smackover native Jordan Jones and, like several others, he signed with a team in the American Athletic Conference.
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Jones was signed in 2016 by former coach Bret Bielema and redshirted his first year before starting six of 12 games in 2017 and was third on the team with 401 yards.
He never found the field often in the Chad Morris system, sitting out all of 2019 with what we were told was a high ankle sprain that required surgery.
Jones will be immediately eligible with the Bearcats. He joins running back Chase Hayden (East Carolina) and wide receiver T.Q. Jackson (SMU) as Arkansas players heading to the AAC.
By heading to Cincinnati, Jones is reuniting with former Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos, who was hired as the Bearcats’ running backs coach in March.
Jones chose the Hogs over offers from Alabama and Ole Miss.