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McKay transferring to Cincinnati
Arkansas receiver Mekale McKay tries to shake defender Will Hines during the April 20, 2013 Red White Scrimmage at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas receiver Mekale McKay will transfer to Cincinnati, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema said Sunday.
McKay received a scholarship release from Arkansas earlier this week. Bielema said the Louisville, Ky. native expressed desire to play in a different offense.
As a freshman last season, McKay caught 21 passes for 317 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was set to be the Razorbacks' leading returning receiver.
According to NCAA transfer rules, McKay will have to sit out the 2013 season unless he receives a waiver from the NCAA.