Arkansas adds graduate transfer receiver

By: Dudley E. Dawson
Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Chase Harrell (3) pulls in a touchdown pass one-handed during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Chase Harrell (3) pulls in a touchdown pass one-handed during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

— Arkansas is adding to its wide receiver room via the graduate transfer route.

Kansas redshirt sophomore Chase Harrell (6-4, 230 pounds), who caught 25 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns last season, announced Tuesday that he will play his final two season as a Razorback and will be immediately eligible.

"Coming for Everything This Year!" Harrell tweeted. " Y’all getting a Man on a Mission..."

He took an official visit to Fayetteville on June 3-5.

It’s been a tough few months for Harrell, a former Huffman, Texas, three-star prospect who caught five passes for 81 yards as a redshirt freshman after choosing Kansas over Houston.

Harrell was at party in December in Houston where his older brother, Cole, was shot and killed. He was arrested on suspension of driving under the influence in March.

He announced on April 13 that he had decided to use his remaining two years of eligibility elsewhere.

“So blessed to say I will be the first person to GRADUATE from college this summer,” Harrell tweeted. "With that being said, with everything I have been through this past 6 months, I’m looking for a FRESH start and have decided to transfer from KU and play my FINAL TWO years at another D1 University.

“To Jayhawk nation, my KU teammates, and coaching staff I want to say thank you for everything and I love y’all. This has nothing to do with the KU program, this is just something I need to do for myself to truly start FRESH and REFOCUS.

“I just want to honor my brother Cole on the football field every time I step on it and I feel the best way to do that is with a FRESH start and a New Beginning.”

Kansas coach David Beaty noted he was fond of Harrell at the time of his transfer announcement.

"He's done a terrific job of doing everything that we've asked him to do and things that we've encouraged him to do," Beaty told the Kansas City Star. "He's a kid that we all love. He's adored in our program. The No. 1 goal for us is to help Chase."

Discussion

Have a comment on this story? Join the discussion or start a new one on the Forums.