Arkansas lands major transfer addition Trajan Jeffcoat


Arkansas landed a major transfer addition on Sunday when former Missouri defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat went public with his decision. The 6-4, 269-pound senior from South Carolina was initially expected to choose the Gamecocks prior to visiting the Razorbacks over the weekend.

Jeffcoat, who was reportedly expected to remain at Missouri through the spring is now joining the Razorbacks immediately this semester, per sources. He will have one year of eligibility remaining in Fayetteville.

Arkansas now has a total of ten scholarship transfers in this cycle, including Jeffcoat, quarterback Jacolby Criswell (North Carolina), wide receiver Isaac TeSlaa (Hillsdale College), wide receiver Andrew Armstrong (Texas A&M-Commerce), wide receiver Tyrone Broden (Bowling Green), offensive lineman Joshua Braun (Florida), outside linebacker John Morgan (Pittsburgh), linebacker Antonio Grier (South Florida), cornerback Lorando Johnson (Baylor), and safety Alfahiym Walcott (Baylor). 

Here’s more on Jeffcoat from the official Missouri website:

2022 (Redshirt Senior): Saw action in all 12 games this season, making 10 starts, has appeared for the Tigers 47 times in his career …  finished the regular season with 21 total tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack … made three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at Auburn (9/24) … had three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a sack against Georgia (10/1) … had three tackles against Kentucky (11/5).

2021 (Redshirt Junior): SEC Academic Honor Roll … Week 12 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week .. started all 13 games on the defensive line with 34 tackles, 23 of which were solo stops … racked up 10 tackles for loss for 56 yards … 3.5 sacks went for 37 yards … tied for the team lead with four QB hurries … made 3.5 TFL against Florida (11/20) … forced a fumble in the season opener against Central Michigan (9/4) and recovered a fumble against South Carolina (11/13).

2020 (Redshirt Sophomore): SEC Academic Honor Roll … first-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press and the league coaches … recorded 23 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 6.0 sacks, seven quarterback hurries and a forced fumble …  6.0 sacks led the team, 6.0 TFL ranked third on the squad … recorded sacks in six of 10 games … career-high five tackles and 1.0 sack vs. Arkansas (12/5) … four tackles and 1.0 sack against No. 12/10 Georgia (12/12) … one sack, three tackles and four quarterback hurries vs. No. 17/16 LSU (10/10) … three tackles and one sack at No. 20 Tennessee (10/3) … three tackles and one sack in return to team vs. No. 2 Alabama (9/26).

2019 (Sophomore): Redshirted the season.

2018 (Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games … totaled seven tackles, including one quarterback sack, which came in the regular-season finale against Arkansas (11/23) as the Tigers pitched their first conference shutout (38-0) since 2010 … made two tackles in Mizzou’s Homecoming win over Memphis (10/20) … credited with three quarterback pressures.

High School: rated him as a three-star prospect at DE and the No. 19 prospect in the state of South Carolina … rated him a two-star prospect … participated in the South Carolina Shrine Bowl … guided Irmo to its first six-win season since 2013 as a senior in 2017 … led the team with 13.0 sacks and 23 additional quarterback hurries …  Finished third on the team with 72 tackles from his defensive end spot … forced three fumbles as a senior.

HawgSports will have more to come on Jeffcoat’s decision.

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