Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Hartfield leaving Razorbacks
Arkansas receivers coach Michael Smith was instrumental in Melvinson Hartfield's commitment to the Razorbacks.
FAYETTEVILLE Melvinson Hartfield has left Arkansas' football program.
The wide receiver from Dallas posted the news on his Twitter account Thursday morning, stating he was "no longer a Razorback. But it was fun while it lasted." Hartfield redshirted the 2013 season.
Coaches raved about the 5-foot-11, 183-pound receiver's speed after he signed last February. Hartfield began preseason practice with the Razorbacks two weeks late last August while awaiting word on his NCAA eligibility.
Hartfield is the fifth Arkansas player to leave the program this off-season. Linebacker A.J. Turner (Arkansas State), running back Nate Holmes (McNeese State), cornerback Ray Buchanan Jr. (Northern Iowa) and linebacker Myke Tavarres (Incarnate Word) have transferred.
Tavarres and Hartfield were members of Bret Bielema's first signing class at Arkansas last February.