Arkansas Roster Tracker for 2024: Who’s Staying, Who’s Going, Who’s on the Fence

Ty Washington, Hudson Clark, 2024 Arkansas football roster
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It is once again time to track all of the movement on the Arkansas football roster.

Head coach Sam Pittman said he doesn’t anticipate things being quite as wild this year as it was following the 2022 season, but there will still be quite a few players leaving and several more added — both via the transfer portal.

Keeping track of it all, and how close the Razorbacks are to the 85-man scholarship limit imposed by the NCAA, can be difficult, so Best of Arkansas Sports decided to do all of the hard work for you.

Bookmark this link so you can always check how things stand this offseason, as we’ll be updating this as news breaks…

Current 2024 Arkansas Football Scholarship Count: 82

2024 Arkansas Football Scholarship Distribution

*walk-on
^newcomer (high school, JUCO, portal commits/signees)

Quarterback

Timeline

  • April 9: Four-star quarterback KJ Jackson out of St. James School in Montgomery, Ala., has committed to Arkansas.
  • Nov. 29: According to reports by 247Sports, KJ Jefferson plans to enter the transfer portal. However, he quickly refuted that report, saying he hadn’t made a decision yet.
  • Dec. 11: Arkansas’ third transfer portal addition is quarterback Taylen Green from Boise State.
  • Dec. 16: After plenty of speculation, KJ Jefferson finally announced he was entering the transfer portal. Click here to read his final message to Arkansas fans.
  • Dec. 21: Right-handed pitcher Austin Ledbetter announced he was leaving the baseball team and joining the football team. He was a standout quarterback at Bryant High School. He’ll be a walk-on.

Projected 2024 Roster (4 on scholarship)

  • Jacolby Criswell — redshirt senior
  • ^Taylen Green — redshirt junior
  • Malachi Singleton — redshirt freshman
  • ^KJ Jackson — freshman
  • *^Austin Ledbetter — redshirt junior
  • *Rykar Acebo — redshirt sophomore

Leaving the Program

  • Cade Fortin — out of eligibility
  • KJ Jefferson — transfer portal (potential super senior)

Running Back

Timeline

  • Nov. 6, 2021: Four-star running back Braylen Russell, then at Hot Springs Lakeside, announced his commitment to the Razorbacks after their dramatic win over Mississippi State, becoming Arkansas’ earliest commitment on record.
  • Oct. 9, 2022: About one year later, Russell backed off his pledge following a blowout loss at Mississippi State.
  • May 19: Four-star athlete Jadan Baugh out of Columbia High School in Decatur, Ga., announced his commitment to Arkansas. He is projected to play running back.
  • July 14: Russell got back on board by re-committing to the Razorbacks.
  • Dec. 4: After three seasons in the Arkansas football program, AJ Green announced he would pursue other opportunities for his final year of eligibility by entering the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 5: Following an injury-plagued junior season, Rocket Sanders announced he will enter the transfer portal for his final season of college football instead of declaring for the NFL Draft.
  • Dec. 18: After taking official visits to Florida and Alabama, Jadan Baugh announced he was de-committing from the Razorbacks.
  • Jan. 5: Arkansas added a veteran presence to its running back room by landing Ja’Quinden Jackson from Utah via the transfer portal.

Projected 2024 Roster (5 on scholarship)

  • ^Ja’Quinden Jackson — redshirt senior (transfer from Utah)
  • Dominique Johnson — redshirt senior
  • Rashod Dubinion — junior
  • Isaiah Augustave — sophomore
  • ^Braylen Russell — freshman
  • *Jezreel Bachert — redshirt sophomore
  • *Emmanuel Crawford — redshirt freshman

Leaving the Program

  • AJ Green — transfer portal
  • Rocket Sanders — transfer portal
  • ^Jadan Baugh — de-committed

Tight End

Timeline

  • Nov. 29: If there was any doubt about Luke Hasz’s future with the Razorbacks, he silenced it with a tweet that said, “Year 2. Excited to be back. Blessed to call Fayetteville home.”
  • Nov. 29: Walk-on tight end Hunter Talley, a converted quarterback from Siloam Springs, entered the transfer portal.
  • Nov. 30: Arkansas doesn’t have any high school tight ends committed in the 2024 class, but did land a pledge from Dodge City C.C. tight end Greg Genross.
  • Dec. 4: There had been rumors about Ty Washington possibly hitting the transfer portal, but he indicated via Twitter that he’d return to Arkansas in 2024.
  • Dec. 10: The second transfer addition of the cycle is Andreas Paaske from Eastern Michigan. Click here for our analysis of how he fits with the Razorbacks.
  • Dec. 12: Genross’ commitment to Arkansas lasted less than two weeks, as he announced his de-commitment via Twitter.
  • Jan. 18: Best of Arkansas Sports has learned that Francis Sherman will not return as a super senior in 2024.

Projected 2024 Roster (5 on scholarship)

  • Var’keyes Gumms — redshirt junior
  • ^Andreas Paaske — redshirt junior (transfer from Eastern Michigan)
  • Ty Washington — redshirt sophomore
  • Luke Hasz — sophomore
  • Shamar Easter — redshirt freshman
  • *Maddox Lassiter — redshirt freshman

Leaving the Program

  • Nathan Bax — out of eligibility
  • Francis Sherman — not returning as a super senior
  • ^Greg Genross — decommitted (JUCO transfer)
  • *Hunter Talley — transfer portal

Wide Receiver

Timeline

  • April 21: Pine Bluff wide receiver Courtney Crutchfield, a top-100 overall recruit on some sites, committed to Arkansas.
  • June 15: Three-star wide receiver CJ Brown, an in-state product from Bentonville, committed to Arkansas.
  • July 4: Four-star wide receiver Ashton Bethel-Roman out of Ridge Point High School in Missouri City, Texas, committed to Arkansas.
  • Nov. 4: Crutchfield backed off his commitment moments before kickoff of the Florida game.
  • Nov. 27: Best of Arkansas Sports learned that sophomore Sam Mbake was dismissed from the team a few weeks earlier.
  • Nov. 29: Walk-on wide receiver Chris Rhodes, who originally came to Arkansas as a defensive back from Iowa Western C.C., has entered the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 1: Walk-on wide receiver Kalil Girault has entered the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 7: After three seasons at Arkansas, Bryce Stephens has entered the transfer portal. He hardly played in 2023, so it is not much of a surprising decision.
  • Dec. 8: The wide receiver room got a huge boost when leading receiver Andrew Armstrong announced he’d return to Arkansas for his super senior season.
  • Dec. 9: The following day, Arkansas got another boost when Isaac TeSlaa announced he’d use his super senior season in 2024. Click here for our breakdown of the impact of Armstrong and TeSlaa returning in 2024.
  • Dec. 15: Walk-on wide receiver Chris Harris has entered the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 20: After losing Courtney Crutchfield to Missouri, the Razorbacks zeroed in on Kross Johnson, a wide receiver from New Orleans, as his replacement in the 2024 recruiting class.
  • Dec. 20: Missouri and Texas A&M pushed hard to flip him, but Ashton Bethel-Roman eventually signed with Arkansas on the first day of the early signing period. He was the Razorbacks’ last signee of the day.
  • Dec. 20: Arkansas has landed a preferred walk-on commitment from Cam Wright, a wide receiver out of South Panola High School in Batesville, Miss., who began his career at Memphis before transferring to East Mississippi C.C.
  • Dec. 26: Walk-on wide receiver Marlon Crockett, who transferred in from Memphis last offseason, has entered the transfer portal again.
  • Jan. 2: Arkansas picked up a speedy wide receiver from the transfer portal in Jordan Anthony from Texas A&M, who immediately becomes one of the fastest players on the team.
  • Jan. 10: About a month after entering it, Bryce Stephens has withdrawn from the transfer portal. It’s a somewhat surprising decision, as he gives Arkansas 11 scholarship wide receivers (12 if Broden returns), but he’s another speedster at the Hogs’ disposal.
  • Jan. 18: Best of Arkansas Sports has confirmed Tyrone Broden will also return to school as a super senior.
  • Feb. 1: Four-star signee Ashton Bethel-Roman has been released from his letter of intent, Best of Arkansas Sports has learned.

Projected 2024 Roster (11 on scholarship)

  • Andrew Armstrong — sixth-year super senior
  • Tyrone Broden — sixth-year super senior
  • Isaac TeSlaa — super senior
  • Bryce Stephens — redshirt junior (withdrew from transfer portal)
  • Jaedon Wilson — redshirt junior
  • ^Jordan Anthony — redshirt sophomore (transfer from Texas A&M)
  • Isaiah Sategna — redshirt sophomore
  • Davion Dozier — redshirt freshman
  • Dazmin James — redshirt freshman
  • ^CJ Brown — freshman
  • ^Krosse Johnson — freshman
  • *^Cam Wright — redshirt junior (JUCO transfer)
  • *Kamron Bibby — redshirt sophomore
  • *Jace Petty — redshirt sophomore
  • *Kaylon Morris — redshirt freshman

Leaving the Program

  • Sam Mbake — dismissed from the team, transfer portal
  • ^Courtney Crutchfield — decommitted
  • ^Ashton Bethel-Roman — released from letter of intent
  • *Chris Rhodes — transfer portal
  • *Kalil Girault — transfer portal
  • *Chris Harris — redshirt senior
  • *Marlon Crockett — transfer portal

Offensive Line

Timeline

  • June 26: Kobe Branham, an in-state prospect out of Fort Smith Southside, committed to Arkansas.
  • June 27: A day after landing its first, Arkansas picked up another offensive line commitment, this time from Zuri Madison out of Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Ky.
  • Aug. 30: Arkansas successfully flipped Stanford four-star offensive line commit Kai Greer out of Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, N.C.
  • Nov. 20: The first transfer portal commitment of the cycle for Arkansas football came from former Michigan State offensive lineman Keyshawn Blackstock. Click here to see how he fits in with the Razorbacks.
  • Nov. 29: Brock Burns, a walk-on from Ozark, Ark., has announced he is medically retiring from football.
  • Dec. 4: Despite starting the final three games of 2023 at left tackle, Devon Manuel has entered the transfer portal instead of returning for a fourth season at Arkansas.
  • Dec. 4: In the wake of offensive line coach Cody Kennedy leaving to take the Mississippi State job, Greer announced he decommitted from the Razorbacks.
  • Dec. 11: Ty’Kieast Crawford announced via Twitter that he’d “run it back” with Arkansas as a super senior in 2024.
  • Dec. 13: After just one season at Arkansas, Joey Su’a has opted to enter the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 15: Arkansas landed one of the top offensive tackles in the transfer portal when San Jose State left tackle Fernando Carmona Jr. announced his pledge.
  • Jan. 6: Less than three weeks after announcing he was “back” from the torn pectoral injury that kept him out all of 2023, Terry Wells announced he was medically retiring.
  • Jan. 17: Best of Arkansas Sports has learned that Eli Henderson will receive a medical hardship, ending his career with the Razorbacks.
  • Jan. 17: Best of Arkansas Sports has learned that Cole Carson is set to graduate this spring and will move on from the program despite being a redshirt sophomore in 2023.
  • Jan. 18: Best of Arkansas Sports has confirmed that Beaux Limmer is entering the NFL Draft, as expected, and also learned that Brady Latham won’t return as a super senior.

Projected 2024 Roster (14 on scholarship)

  • Ty’Kieast Crawford — super senior
  • Joshua Braun — redshirt senior
  • ^Keyshawn Blackstock — redshirt junior (transfer from Michigan State)
  • ^Fernando Carmona Jr. — redshirt junior (transfer from San Jose State)
  • Josh Street — redshirt junior
  • Amaury Wiggins — redshirt junior
  • Patrick Kutas — junior
  • Andrew Chamblee — redshirt sophomore
  • E’Marion Harris — redshirt sophomore
  • ^Addison Nichols — redshirt sophomore (transfer from Tennessee)
  • Luke Brown — redshirt freshman
  • Paris Patterson — redshirt freshman
  • ^Kobe Branham — freshman
  • ^Zuri Madison — freshman
  • *Tommy Varhall — redshirt junior
  • *Brooks Edmonson — redshirt sophomore
  • *Kai Hamilton — redshirt sophomore
  • *Luke Johnston — redshirt freshman
  • *Aaron Smith — redshirt freshman

Leaving the Program

  • Devon Manuel — transfer portal
  • Joey Su’a — transfer portal
  • Beaux Limmer — NFL Draft (potential super senior)
  • Brady Latham — not returning as a super senior
  • Terry Wells — medically retiring
  • Eli Henderson — medically retiring
  • Cole Carson — graduating early
  • ^Kai Greer — decommitted
  • *Brock Burns — medically retiring

Defensive Line

Timeline

  • Nov. 6, 2022: Four-star defensive end Kavion Henderson out of Leeds, Ala., committed to Arkansas over an extensive offer list.
  • April 21: Four-star defensive end Charleston Collins, an in-state standout at Little Rock Mills, committed to Arkansas.
  • Dec. 4: Rather than returning to Arkansas for a super senior season, defensive tackle Taurean Carter entered the transfer portal and will finish his career elsewhere.
  • Dec. 6: Landon Jackson announced he is returning for the 2024 season.
  • Dec. 12: Rather than returning to Arkansas as a super senior, Anthony “Tank” Booker Jr. announced he was entering the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 14: Potential super senior Jashaud Stewart has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest on residential burglary and first-degree criminal mischief charges. Click here for our story about his arrest.
  • Jan. 5: The Razorbacks’ trio of portal commits on Jan. 5 was capped by defensive end Anton Juncaj from Albany.
  • Jan. 18: Best of Arkansas Sports has learned that defensive tackles Eric Gregory and Keivie Rose are returning as super seniors, but Marcus Miller is not. Also, Jashaud Stewart’s status (indefinitely suspended) has not changed, which tells us he is still on the team as of now.

Projected 2024 Roster (13 on scholarship)

  • ^Anton Juncaj — sixth-year super senior (transfer from Albany)
  • Eric Gregory — sixth-year super senior
  • Keivie Rose — sixth-year super senior
  • Jashaud Stewart — super senior (indefinitely suspended)
  • Landon Jackson — senior
  • Cameron Ball — redshirt junior
  • Nico Davillier — junior
  • JJ Hollingsworth — redshirt sophomore
  • Quincy Rhodes Jr. — sophomore
  • Ian Geffrard — redshirt freshman
  • Kaleb James — redshirt freshman
  • ^Charleston Collins — freshman
  • ^Kavion Henderson — freshman
  • *Jon Hill — redshirt junior
  • *Kyle Thompson — redshirt sophomore

Leaving the Program

  • Trajan Jeffcoat — out of eligibility
  • John Morgan III — out of eligibility
  • Zach Williams — out of eligibility
  • Marcus Miller — not returning as a super senior
  • Taurean Carter — transfer portal (potential super senior)
  • Anthony Booker Jr. — transfer portal (potential super senior)

Linebacker

Timeline

  • April 8: Four-star athlete Julius “JuJu” Pope out of South Panola High School in Batesville, Miss., committed to Arkansas. He’s projected to play linebacker for the Razorbacks.
  • Aug. 2: Four-star linebacker Justin Logan out of Kell High School in Marietta, Ga., committed to Arkansas.
  • Aug. 19: The Razorbacks managed to keep Wyatt Simmons, a high three-star in-state recruit out of Harding Academy, home by landing his pledge.
  • Nov. 27: The first surprising announcement of the offseason came courtesy of linebacker Chris “Pooh” Paul Jr., who is entering the transfer portal. A former Arkansas tight end provided some insight into why he made that decision.
  • Nov. 28: A day after Paul’s announcement, linebacker Jordan Crook made a similar one. He likely would have had an inside track to start in 2024 had he returned.
  • Dec. 2: After two seasons with the Razorbacks in which he mainly contributed on special teams, Mani Powell announced he will enter the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 7: After spending one year at Wake Forest, Brooks Yurachek announced he is transferring back home to Arkansas. The youngest son of athletics director Hunter Yurachek, he is a preferred walk-on for the Razorbacks. He played his high school ball just down the road at Fayetteville.
  • Dec. 19: Former five-star recruit Xavian Sorey Jr. announced he was transferring to Arkansas.
  • Dec. 25: He secretly signed with the Razorbacks during the early signing period, but four-star recruit Bradley Shaw didn’t announce his commitment publicly until Christmas.
  • Dec. 30: Jaheim Thomas, who transferred in from Cincinnati last offseason and led the Razorbacks in tackles in 2023, is the fourth scholarship linebacker to enter the transfer portal.

Projected 2024 Roster (8 on scholarship)

  • ^Xavian Sorey Jr. — redshirt junior (transfer from Georgia)
  • Kaden Henley — redshirt sophomore
  • Alex Sanford — sophomore
  • Brad Spence — sophomore
  • Carson Dean — redshirt freshman
  • ^Justin Logan — freshman
  • ^Bradley Shaw — freshman
  • ^Wyatt Simmons — freshman
  • *Brooks Both — redshirt senior
  • *Mason Schueck — redshirt sophomore
  • *Donovan Whitten — redshirt freshman
  • *^Brooks Yurachek — redshirt freshman (transfer from Wake Forest)

Leaving the Program

  • Antonio Grier — out of eligibility
  • Chris Paul Jr. — transfer portal
  • Jordan Crook — transfer portal
  • Mani Powell — transfer portal
  • Jaheim Thomas — transfer portal

Defensive Back

Timeline

  • March 13: Four-star athlete Noreel White out of St. Martin High School in Ocean Springs, Miss., committed to Arkansas. He was expected to play defensive back for the Razorbacks.
  • April 21: Four-star defensive back Jaden Allen out of Aledo, Texas, committed to Arkansas. He was previously committed to Texas, where his older brother plays.
  • April 22: Three-star defensive back Tevis Metcalf, the younger brother of current freshman T.J. Metcalf, committed to Arkansas. He plays at Clay-Chalkville High School in Pinson, Ala.
  • June 14: The Razorbacks added to their secondary class by landing a commitment from three-star athlete Ahkhari Johnson from Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas. He’s projected to play defensive back.
  • July 14: Perhaps the biggest recruiting coup of the class has been landing four-star defensive back Selman Bridges from Lake Belton High School in Temple, Texas.
  • July 31: Three-star athlete Jeremy Cook from Hoover, Ala., committed to Arkansas. He’s projected to play defensive back for the Razorbacks.
  • Aug. 1: After several months of speculation, White decommitted from Arkansas and eventually flipped to Ole Miss, which was recruiting him as a wide receiver.
  • Nov. 22: The first Arkansas football player to announce his intention to enter the transfer portal this cycle was reserve defensive back Jaylen Lewis, who did so the week of the Mississippi State game.
  • Dec. 6: Malik Chavis has opted to enter the transfer portal for his final year of eligibility. He will be a super senior in 2024.
  • Dec. 15: Former Tennessee defensive back Doneiko Slaughter committed to Arkansas out of the transfer portal. He gave a unique reason for his decision.
  • Dec. 19: A source has told Best of Arkansas Sports that Dwight McGlothern is definitely declaring for the NFL Draft and not returning as a super senior. That was expected because he had already accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Bowl.
  • Dec. 20: Sam Pittman revealed that Julius “JuJu” Pope is currently penciled in on the depth chart as a nickel, so we have moved him from linebacker to here.
  • Dec. 20: Best of Arkansas Sports has learned that defensive back Jeremy Cook, who committed on July 31, is not signing with the Razorbacks.
  • Jan 5: Following his official visit to Fayetteville, South Alabama transfer cornerback Marquise Robinson committed to Arkansas.
  • Jan. 12: The Razorbacks have added yet another defensive back from the transfer portal, landing former Florida safety Miguel Mitchell. Click here for a breakdown of what he brings to the table.
  • Jan. 17: Best of Arkansas Sports has learned that cornerback Quincey McAdoo will receive a medical hardship, ending his career with the Razorbacks.
  • Jan. 18: Best of Arkansas Sports has learned that Hudson Clark and Kee’yon Stewart are returning as super seniors in 2024.

Projected 2024 Roster (19 on scholarship)

  • Hudson Clark — sixth-year super senior
  • Kee’yon Stewart — sixth-year super senior
  • ^Doneiko Slaughter — super senior (transfer from Tennessee)
  • Lorando Johnson — redshirt senior
  • Jayden Johnson — senior
  • ^Marquise Robinson — senior (transfer from South Alabama)
  • ^Miguel Mitchell — junior (transfer from Florida)
  • Jaheim Singletary — redshirt sophomore
  • Jaylon Braxton — sophomore
  • Dylan Hasz — sophomore
  • TJ Metcalf — sophomore
  • Christian Ford — redshirt freshman
  • RJ Johnson — redshirt freshman
  • Dallas Young — redshirt freshman
  • ^Jaden Allen — freshman
  • ^Selman Bridges — freshman
  • ^Ahkhari Johnson — freshman
  • ^Tevis Metcalf — freshman
  • ^Julius Pope — freshman
  • *Ethan Joseph — redshirt sophomore
  • *Aidan McCowan — redshirt sophomore
  • *Landon Phipps — redshirt sophomore
  • *John Paul Pickens — redshirt sophomore
  • *Braylon Watson — redshirt sophomore
  • *Anton Pierce — redshirt freshman
  • *Jabrae Shaw — redshirt freshman

Decision to Make

  • *Courtney Snelling — potential super senior

Leaving the Program

  • LaDarrius Bishop — out of eligibility (also entering transfer portal)
  • Alfahiym Walcott — out of eligibility
  • Dwight McGlothern — NFL Draft (potential super senior)
  • Jaylen Lewis — transfer portal
  • Malik Chavis — transfer portal
  • Quincey McAdoo — medically retiring
  • ^Noreel White — decommitted
  • ^Jeremy Cook — freshman

Special Teams

Timeline

  • Sept. 4: Sam Pittman announced that former kicker Vito Calvaruso, who transferred to Wisconsin after two seasons with the Razorbacks from 2020-21, was back with the program. As a second-time transfer, he had to sit out the 2023 season, but should have two years of eligibility remaining.
  • Dec. 1: In somewhat of a rare move, Cam Little has declared for the NFL Draft as a true junior.
  • Dec. 1: Walk-on kicker/punter Tyler Larco, who transferred in from UT Martin, has re-entered the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 1: Walk-on punter Owen Lawson, who transferred in from Coffeyville C.C., has entered the transfer portal.
  • Dec. 10: The first known preferred walk-on commit from the high school ranks in the 2024 class is Sam Dubwig, a standout punter from Cabot.
  • Dec. 17: The Razorbacks found their replacement for Little by landing Matthew Shipley from Hawaii via the transfer portal.
  • Jan. 2: Walk-on kicker Blake Ford has entered the transfer portal.

Projected 2024 Roster (3 on scholarship)

  • ^K Matthew Shipley — super senior (transfer from Hawaii)
  • P Max Fletcher — junior
  • LS Eli Stein — junior
  • *K Vito Calvaruso — redshirt senior
  • *P Devin Bale — redshirt junior
  • *LS Ashton Ngo — redshirt junior
  • *LS Max Schmidly — redshirt freshman
  • *^Sam Dubwig — freshman (preferred walk-on)

Leaving the Program

  • K/P Cam Little — declared for NFL Draft
  • *K/P Tyler Larco — transfer portal
  • *P Owen Lawson — transfer portal
  • *K Blake Ford — transfer portal

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