Smackover native Jordan Jones announced Saturday evening via social media that he will transfer from the University of Arkansas to the University of Cincinnati. Jones, a junior, did not play this season, but had 37 receptions for 593 yards and four touchdowns in his first two seasons as a Razorback.
“Today is an awesome day for my family and especially for me. This has been one of the longest transitions that I’ve had to endure throughout my athletic career. I want to take the time to thank the U of A, my coaches and teammates for my time there,” Jones said in a statement released on Facebook.
“This process has been humbling, yet eye-opening. We have prayed nonstop for God to direct my path and to put me in a place where I can flourish. As it got closer to decision time, the one thing that stuck in my mind was another opportunity to play for my first college OC, Dan Enos, who has always stuck by my side.
“Today I am blessed to share that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Cincinnati. I am grateful to Coach Fickell and staff for this amazing opportunity and blessing.”
Jones, who is scheduled to graduate soon, entered the NCAA transfer portal at the conclusion of last season, chose the Bearcats over Hawaii and East Carolina.
"I'm looking to have a better relationship with my coaches and being able to use my talents," Jones told 247Sports.
As a freshman, Jones had 20 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns under head coach Bret Bielema.
A high ankle sprain that Jones suffered in fall camp prevented him from playing in the 2019 campaign.