Arkansas lands major transfer with Trajan Jeffcoat

Arkansas landed a major transfer on Sunday when the former Missouri defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat made its decision public. The 6-foot-4, 269-pound South Carolina senior was originally expected to pick the Gamecocks before visiting the Razorbacks over the weekend.

Jeffcoat, who should have stayed in Missouri until the spring, is now joining the Razorbacks immediately this semester, the sources say. He will have one year of eligibility left in Fayetteville.

Arkansas now has a total of ten scholarship transfers in this cycle, including Jeffcoat, quarterback Jacolby Criswell (North Carolina), wide receiver Isaac TeSlaa (Hillsdale College), wide receiver Andrew Armstrong (Texas A&M -Commerce), wide receiver Tyrone Broden (Bowling Green), offensive lineman Joshua Braun (Florida), outside linebacker John Morgan (Pittsburgh), linebacker Antonio Grier (South Florida), cornerback Lorando Johnson (Baylor) and safety Alfahiym Walcott (Baylor).

Here is more information about Jeffcoat from the official Missouri website:

2022 (Redshirt Senior): Saw action in all 12 games this season, making 10 starts, appeared for the Tigers 47 times in his career … finished the regular season with 21 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack … did three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at Auburn (9/24) … had three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack against Georgia (10/1) … had three tackles against Kentucky (11 /5).

2021 (Redshirt Junior): SEC Academic Honor Roll… Week 12 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.. started all 13 games on the defensive line with 34 tackles, 23 of which were solo saves… racked up 10 tackles for a loss of 56 yards …3.5 sacks went for 37 yards…tied for the team lead with four QB rushes…made 3.5 TFL vs. Florida (11/20)…forced a fumble on the opener the season against Central Michigan (9/4) and recovered a fumble against South Carolina (11/13).

2020 (Redshirt Sophomore): SEC Academic Honor Roll… All-SEC First Team selection by the Associated Press and league coaches… recorded 23 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 6.0 sacks, seven rushing quarterbacks and one fumble forced…6.0 sacks led the team, 6.0 TFL ranked third on the team…had sacks in six of 10 games…a career-high five tackles and 1.0 sacks vs. Arkansas (12/5) … four tackles and 1.0 sack against No. 12/10 Georgia (12/12) … one sack, three tackles and four quarterbacks pressed against No. 17/16 LSU (10/10) … three tackles and a sack at No. 20 Tennessee (10/3) … three tackles and a sack back to the team against No. 2 Alabama (09/26).

2019 (second year): Redshirted the season.

2018 (first year): Saw action in all 13 games … totaled seven tackles, including a quarterback sack, which came in the regular season finale against Arkansas (11/23) as the Tigers threw their first conference shutout (38-0) since 2010 … made two tackles in Mizzou’s Homecoming win over Memphis (10/20) … credited with three quarterback pressures.

High school: rated him a three-star prospect at DE and the No. 19 prospect at South Carolina State… rated him a two-star prospect…attended the South Carolina Shrine Bowl … guided Irmo to his first six-win season since 2013 as a senior in 2017 … led the team with 13.0 sacks and 23 extra quarterback rushes … Finished third on the team with 72 tackles since his defensive end position … forced three fumbles as a senior.

HawgSports will have more to come on Jeffcoat’s decision.

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