Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Ferrell in NCAA transfer portal
Fordyce defensive lineman Billy Ferrell puts on an Arkansas hat during a signing day ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Fordyce.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas defensive tackle Billy Ferrell said Monday he is in the NCAA transfer portal with the intention of finishing his career elsewhere following the semester.
“I’m in there,” Ferrell said of the new portal. “It was for medical reasons.”
The 6-3, 343-pounder from Fordyce redshirted last season while recovering from micro fracture surgery on his right knee.
Ferrell said the recovery from that issue went well. Ferrell said he is enrolled at Arkansas this semester and will make his transfer decision after the spring.
Ferrell was the No. 37 defensive tackle prospect in the country and the No. 5 prospect in Arkansas for the 2018 signing class as rated by 247Sports.com.
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