Arkansas got a key transfer addition on Sunday as the former Missouri defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat went public with his decision. The 6-4, 269-pound South Carolina senior was initially expected to pick the Gamecocks before visiting the Razorbacks over the weekend.
Jeffcoat, who was reportedly expected to stay in Missouri until the spring, is now immediately joining the Razorbacks this semester, according to sources. He will be eligible for one more year in Fayetteville.
– Tree?? (@D1treetop) January 23, 2023
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’s more about Jeffcoat from Missouri’s official website:
2022 (Red Shirt Senior): Saw action in all 12 games this season, made 10 starts, made 47 career appearances for the Tigers…finished the regular season with 21 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack…made 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 (Red Shirt Junior): SEC Academic Honor Roll…Week 12 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week..started all 13 games on the defensive line with 34 tackles, including 23 solo stops…collected 10 tackles for loss for 56 yards…3.5 sacks went for 37 yards. .. tied for the team lead with four QB hurries … made 3.5 TFL against Florida (11/20) … forced a fumble in the season opener against Central Michigan (9/4) and recovered a fumble against South Carolina (11/13 ).
2020 (Redshirt sophomore): SEC Academic Honor Roll…first team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press and the league coaches…recorded 23 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 6.0 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, and one forced fumble…6.0 sacks led the team , 6.0 TFL third on the squad…recorded sacks in six of 10 games…career five tackles and 1.0 sack vs. Arkansas (12/5) … four tackles and 1.0 sack vs. No. 12/10 Georgia (12/12) … one sack, three tackles and four quarterback rushing vs. No. 17/16 LSU (10/10) … three tackles and one sack at No. 20 Tennessee (10/3) … three tackles and one sack in exchange for team vs. No. 2 Alabama (9/26).
2019 (sophomore): Red shirt the season.
2018 (freshman): Saw action in all 13 games…a total of seven tackles, including a quarterback sack, which came in the regular season finale against Arkansas (23/11) as the Tigers pitched 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.
Secondary school: Rivals.com rated him a three-star prospect in DE and the No. 19 prospect in the state of South Carolina…247Sports.com rated him a two-star prospect…participated in the South Carolina Shrine Bowl…led Irmo to his first season with six wins since 2013 as a senior in 2017…led the team with 13.0 sacks and an additional 23 quarterback hurries…finished third on the team with 72 tackles from his defensive end spot…forced three fumbles attempts as a senior.
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