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Arkansas quarterback room shrinks with this player entering the transfer portal

KJ Jefferson is Arkansas’ undisputed starting quarterback heading into the 2022 season. The question this spring is who their primary No. 2 would be.

Three healthy players were fighting for the position, led by last year’s No. 2 pick, Malik Hornsby, although Hornsby spent much of spring training getting reps at wide receiver as well, so so Arkansas can use its speed and athleticism more often.

Now the job falls to Hornsby and South Florida transfer Cade Fortin after sophomore Lucas Coley announced his entry into the transfer portal on Wednesday. Fortin is an extra.

“I would like to thank the University of Arkansas,” Coley wrote in his announcement. “Thank you to the coaching, nutrition and academic staff, and especially the welcoming Razorback fan base.”

Coley was a four-star recruit out of San Antonio two years ago. He chose Arkansas over Virginia Tech, Houston, Illinois and others. He did not play during his time at Arkansas and will transfer for the remaining four years of eligibility.