With the regular season at its end, players from programs across the country are looking for new opportunities, and Arkansas is no exception. Here are the Arkansas players who have entered the portal since the regular season began.
Malik Hornsby, QB
In perhaps the most significant and surprising transfer announcement, backup quarterback Malik Hornsby entered the portal on Jan. 7.
Hornsby appeared in seven games, including the Outback Bowl against Penn State, mostly running the ball or handing off. He finished the season with 136 rushing yards to 46 passing yards.
Hornsby was a four-star recruit out of Fort Bend Marshall High School in Missouri City, Texas. He was the No. 5-ranked dual-threat quarterback in his class and the No. 14 player in Texas. He chose Arkansas over 23 other offers including Texas A&M, Purdue and North Carolina.
Hornsby's departure leaves three quarterbacks behind Jefferson: Redshirt junior John Stephen Jones, grandson of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, redshirt freshman Kade Renfro and freshman Lucas Coley. Arkansas did not sign any quarterbacks in the 2022 early signing period.
Jalen Williams, DL
Junior defensive lineman Jalen Williams entered the transfer portal Jan. 7. He was a junior college transfer from Jones College in Mississippi, but did not play for the Razorbacks this season.
Where he landed: Southern Miss
Greg Brooks Jr., DB
A few days after snagging an interception in the Outback Bowl against Penn State, Arkansas defensive back Greg Brooks Jr. announced he will enter the transfer portal with two years of eligibility remaining.
He finished the season with 48 total tackles, ranking seventh on the team. Brooks Jr. was a four-star prospect out of West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana. ESPN rated him the No. 35 defensive back in the country out of high school and the No. 18 player in Louisiana.
Where he landed: LSU
Joe Foucha, S
The first player with significant experience to enter the transfer portal was safety Joe Foucha. He announced his decision to transfer on Jan. 5 after appearing in 34 games across four seasons with Arkansas. He was a team captain and the team's fourth-leading tackler with 73.
"To Coach Pittman and his staff, thank you for the continued support and development," the New Orleans native wrote in a statement on Twitter. "To every teammate that took me in as a brother and a friend, I am beyond thankful for you, and I will cherish the memories we've made."
Where he landed: LSU
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Kendall Catalon, WR
Redshirt senior Kendall Catalon, brother of Arkansas safety Jalen Catalon, entered the transfer portal on Jan. 3. Catalon appeared in three games for Arkansas in 2021, none after October. He transferred to Arkansas from Southern University in 2019.
Nick Turner, DB
Redshirt freshman Nick Turner entered the transfer portal Jan. 3, becoming the ninth Arkansas player to do so since November. The New Orleans native, a former 3-star out of Brother Martin High School, primarily played on special teams this season. He logged 17 total defensive snaps.
Ray Curry Jr., OL
Coach Sam Pittman said Monday that Ray Curry Jr. hadn't been seen at practice because he wouldn't be coming to the Outback Bowl. Tuesday, Curry Jr.'s name appeared in the transfer portal. The redshirt freshman out of Memphis did not appear in any games for the Razorbacks.
Where he landed: Alabama A&M
Jalen St. John, OL
Former four-star recruit Jalen St. John entered the transfer portal on Dec. 20 after Pittman said St. John didn't show up to the day's practice and he wasn't sure why. The redshirt freshman from St. Louis appeared in two games this year, playing little more than 20 snaps and dealing with a wrist injury midseason.
Where he landed: Just one day after entering the portal, St. John withdrew his name. He will remain at Arkansas for a third year.
Darin Turner, WR
Redshirt freshman Darin Turner's name appeared in the transfer portal on Dec. 16. A former four-star prospect out of Central High School in Memphis, Turner did not see action for Arkansas and fell behind other receivers on the depth chart.
Under a new NCAA rule, schools can sign up to seven additional players to replace transfers, but only those who leave the program on or after the last day of the fall semester or Dec. 15. Turner's transfer opens that seventh spot.
Where he landed: Alabama A&M
Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan, DB
Freshman Jermain Hamilton-Jordan entered the transfer portal on Dec. 15. A native of Kansas City, Hamilton-Jordan was a 3-star prospect and the No. 8 player in Missouri when he signed with Arkansas. During his year with the Razorbacks, he switched from linebacker to nickelback.
Hamilton-Jordan's transfer also opens a scholarship spot for Arkansas.
J.T. Towers, LB
Little Rock native J.T. Towers entered the transfer portal Dec. 15, opening a scholarship spot for Arkansas. Towers, a redshirt freshman, was a three-star prospect out of Joe T. Robinson High School. He did not see the field for Arkansas after redshirting in 2020.
Andy Boykin, DT
Redshirt freshman Andy Boykin entered the transfer portal on Dec. 15, making him the first transfer that opens up a scholarship spot for the class of 2022 under a one-year waiver granted by the NCAA earlier this year.
Boykin was a 3-star recruit out of Troup County High School in LaGrange, Georgia. He did not appear in any games for Arkansas and did not appear on the travel roster or two-deep depth chart.
Vito Calvaruso, K
Sophomore kicker Vito Calvaruso announced his decision to transfer on Dec. 7. The Missouri product did not attempt a field goal or extra point this season for the Razorbacks and was behind freshman Cam Little all year. Coming out of high school, Calvaruso was rated a five-star kicker, four-star punter and No. 20 overall kicker in the nation by Kohl’s Kicking.
Where he landed: Wisconsin
Solomon Wright, DL
Wright entered the transfer portal on Nov. 30. The 6-0, 295-pound Oklahoma native was a true freshman this season, but did not see action for the Razorbacks.
Under that new NCAA rule, Wright's transfer opens up a scholarship spot for Arkansas, but because of the timing, that spot isn't available until the class of 2023.
Chandler McIntosh, ILB
Little Rock native McIntosh entered the portal on Nov. 10. He was a preferred walk-on or Arkansas, not a scholarship athlete. According to his Twitter, he recently visited Memphis and has an offer from Northeastern State. Since he was a walk-on, his departure doesn't open any scholarship availability for Arkansas.
Joshua Oglesby, RB
Oglesby was actually a track athlete for Arkansas before joining the football team in 2020. This season, he had three carries in a blowout win over Georgia Southern, but with four running backs returning next season and Trelon Smith possibly coming back as a super senior, Oglesby would have had a hard time seeing the field in 2022.
Like Wright, his departure opens up a scholarship, but not for the class of 2022, since he entered the portal on Nov. 10.
Where he landed: Stephen F. Austin
Beau Cason, WR
A Shiloh Christian alum, Cason signed with Arkansas as a preferred walk-on. He entered the transfer portal in October.
This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: What Arkansas football players are in the NCAA transfer portal?