Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Jonathan Nance transferring to Missouri
Wide receiver Jonathan Nance smiles on the first day of Arkansas spring football practice, March 1, 2018.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas receiver Jonathan Nance is transferring to Missouri, according to a post on his Twitter account.
Nance made his decision public less than 10 minutes after former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant announced he would play his senior season at Missouri, choosing the Tigers over Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and North Carolina.
Nance played in each of the Razorbacks' first four games this season before announcing his transfer plans on Sept. 24, the Monday after a 34-3 loss at Auburn. He had one reception for minus-2 yards.
In 2017, Nance played in 11 games and earned six starts as he led Arkansas in receptions (37), receiving yards (539) and touchdown catches (5). Nance was arguably the Razorbacks’ best deep threat, hauling in touchdowns of 49, 44, 34 and 31 yards. The average yardage on his five scores was 32.2 yards.
Last season, he led all Southeastern Conference receivers in catch rate (66.7 percent) on passes of 20-plus yards, according to Pro Football Focus.
Nance enrolled at Arkansas in January 2017 and participated in spring practice. He was rated as the No. 13 junior college receiver and the No. 117 overall prospect by 247Sports, choosing Arkansas over Colorado State, Troy and Louisiana-Monroe.
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