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Former Louisville TE commits to Arkansas
Louisville tight end Francis Sherman (44) sets up for a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Louisville tight end transfer Francis Sherman has committed to Arkansas.
He made an official visit to Fayetteville on Thursday and Friday.
Sherman (6-3, 234 pounds) played in 13 games, starting against Syracuse and Virginia last season as a redshirt sophomore. He had 13-yard reception against Boston College.
Sherman played in 13 games as a reserve tight end in 2021 and in nine games during the 2020 season. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
An Ohio native, Sherman walked on at Louisville and was put on scholarship prior to the 2022 season. He had 4 catches for 32 yards and 1 touchdown in 3 seasons at Louisville.
The Razorbacks now have two tight end transfers commitments. The Hogs also have a pledge from former North Texas tight end transfer Var’Keyes Gumms.
Arkansas has landed 15 transfer commitments since last season. The Razorbacks have five scholarships available within the 85-scholarship limit.
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