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.
T.Q. Jackson entering transfer portal
Arkansas receiver T.Q. Jackson runs a play during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas freshman receiver T.Q. Jackson is entering the NCAA transfer portal, according to a post on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
“At the end of the day I have to do what’s best for me, and as a man you have to do that," Jackson wrote. "I have been battling with depression, and a lot of problems for some time here now and it’s best I find a new home where I can get back to my old self."
Jackson added that he will attend classes at the University of Arkansas through the spring semester.
Jackson played in three games in 2019 - at Ole Miss, San Jose State, Texas A&M - and caught one pass for two yards against the Aggies.
A native of Jefferson, Texas, Jackson was a four-star prospect, rated the No. 42 wide receiver in the country and No. 41 overall player in the state of Texas out of high school by Rivals. He was one of four four-star receivers who signed with the Razorbacks in former coach Chad Morris’ 2019 recruiting class.
Jackson chose Arkansas over scholarship offers from Missouri, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech and other programs.
Arkansas players to announce transfer since end of 2019 season
• OL Silas Robinson (Texas State)
• QB/WR Daulton Hyatt (West Alabama)
• DL Collin Clay (Oklahoma State)
• QB Nick Starkel (San Jose State)
• WR Jordan Jones
• TE Grayson Gunter (Southern Miss)
• DB Brenden Young
• WR T.Q. Jackson
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