FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football lost a key piece of its future offense on Monday. Sophomore receiver Ketron Jackson Jr. has reportedly entered his name in the portal, according to 247Sports.
Jackson was Arkansas' third-leading wideout this season, with 273 yards and three touchdowns. He played in 12 games and started eight.
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Jackson, a former four-star prospect out of Royce City, Texas, was expected to take on an even larger role with the Razorbacks next season. Fellow starting receivers Matt Landers (out of eligibility) and Jadon Haselwood (NFL Draft) will be gone next season, and Warren Thompson left the team in November to enter the portal.
Coach Sam Pittman said on an AutoZone Liberty Bowl teleconference call Sunday that he would move Jackson into the slot in Haselwood's place. About 24 hours later, Jackson was in the portal.
With Jackson's departure, Arkansas suddenly has a serious depth issue at wide receiver. The Razorbacks are now without all three of their starting wideouts. The most experienced player still on the roster at the position is Bryce Stephens, who had eight catches this season and played an average of about 13 offensive snaps per game.
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