Arkansas Football: Hogs may have just won transfer sweepstakes by landing former No. 4 overall prospect

Jadon Haselwood is transferring to the Arkansas football team.Lx15388
Jadon Haselwood is transferring to the Arkansas football team.Lx15388 /
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Jadon Haselwood is transferring to the Arkansas Football team (Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports) /

Former 5-star wide receiver and fourth overall prospect in the nation from the class of 2019 Jadon Haselwood has announced that he is transferring from Oklahoma to play for the Arkansas football team.

The 6’3″ wideout is transferring to play for the Razorbacks after his head coach, Lincoln Riley, bolted the team to head to Southern California.

The Razorbacks welcome Haselwood with open arms. He’s someone that will help retool or bolster the Arkansas offense, depending on what Treylon Burks does with his remaining eligibility. 

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Landing Haselwood is a major coup for this Arkansas football team, especially not knowing what Treylon Burks will do.

All signs point to him entering the 2022 NFL Draft and rightfully so. He’s slated to be a first round pick by just about every major outlet—he’d be crazy to turn down that kind of money. But, if he were to return, it might create one of the biggest one-two wide receiver punches in all of college football.

Burks leaving would create a massive hole in the team’s offense, but would be partially mitigated by adding Haselwood.

Last season, for the Oklahoma Sooners, Haselwood recorded 39 receptions for 399 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Haselwood had to combat a quarterback change mid-season with Spencer Rattler being benched in favor of Caleb Williams, which probably made things more difficult adjusting to a new quarterback.

At Arkansas Jadon Haselwood will be catching passes from one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC in KJ Jefferson. Haselwood should be able to settle-in nicely with consistent quarterback play and a stable coaching staff.

It’s still early in the transfer process, but this is a massive get for Head Coach Sam Pittman and staff, placing them well ahead of the competition in retooling through the portal.

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The Razorbacks are preparing to compete in their first bowl game since 2016 when they take on Penn State Jan. 1 in the Outback Bowl.