Earlier this offseason, UNLV officially received a postseason ban for the 2014 season because of low APR scores. While the Rebels subsequently added a 13th game to its 2014 slate, they also lost a very experienced and talented offensive lineman in the process.
According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Cameron Jefferson has decided to transfer to Arkansas and play his final season of collegiate football with the Razorbacks. As of yet, UA has not officially confirmed the lineman’s addition to the roster.
Jefferson will be eligible to play immediately for the Hogs in 2014, and the reasons for that are twofold: one, the player has already graduated from UNLV and, two, any player on the Rebels roster is permitted to transfer without sitting the requisite transfer year because of the postseason ban.
To say that Bret Bielema and his coaching staff are getting a player who could help immediately would be an understatement.
Over the past three seasons, the 6-6, 300-pound Jefferson has started the last 33 games for the Rebels. While Jefferson’s experience is certainly a plus, so is his versatility as he started games at left tackle, right tackle and left guard. As a reference for his potential future in Fayetteville, he started all 13 games at left guard in 2013.
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