As a new era begins at Arkansas, the Razorbacks will see some roster turnover as most programs do during coaching changes. Today, one Arkansas player has decided to begin evaluating his options for his immediate future. Wide receiver Jordan Jones announced, via Twitter, that he will be leaving the program in search fo a new place to call home.
“After much prayer, evaluation of my personal goals and consulting with my family, I have decided to transfer from the University of Arkansas,” Jones said in a statement release don his Twitter account on Wednesday. “I will always love Razorback Nation but I also have to do what’s best for myself as I seek to pursue what God has in store.”
Jones did not play for Arkansas this season due to recovering from offseason ankle injury. In 2018, Jones appeared in all 12 games and caught 17 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown. As a freshman in 2017, the Arkansas native appeared in 12 games and caught 21 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns.
Asked about Jones’ decision to transfer, new Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman denied the opportunity to go too in depth about his conversation with Jones. Pittman did say he only wanted to have players who do want to be at Arkansas.
Jones will have two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2020. He will have to sit out the 2020 season, however, if he lands at another FBS program. That would give Jones one year remaining to play football, in 2021.