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Hogs set to host grad transfer DB
Western Kentucky's A.J. Brathwaite signals to a teammate during the first half of an NCAA football game against UTSA, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Former Western Kentucky defensive back and current FIU commitment A.J. Brathwaite said he expects to arrive in Fayetteville late Friday afternoon for an official visit.
As a redshirt junior at Western Kentucky, Brathwaite started two games and appeared in eight while dealing with an injury. He made 17 tackles and had one tackle for loss.
He started all 12 games in 2021 and had 64 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 pass breakups and 1 interception. Brathwaite played in 11 games for the Hilltoppers in 2020.
Brathwaite played in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and had one tackle in a 45-19 victory over Arkansas in Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
A graduate transfer, he has one year of eligibility remaining. He pledged to the Panthers on Monday.
A Miami, Fla., native, Brathwaite was rated a 3-star recruit before signing with Western Kentucky in 2018.
Former Louisiana Tech defensive lineman Keivie Rose and former Louisville tight end transfer Francis Sherman are leaving Friday after officially visiting the Razorbacks.
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