Arkansas Football you could certainly argue is one of the most-intriguing programs in the SEC at the moment. Coming off an exciting 2021 season, the Razorbacks are set to return a few key names from a year ago, as well as having added one of the top transfer groups in the entire country so far.
When looking at those transfer additions so far however, many of these names could easily make a massive impact for the Razorbacks next season, some of which will likely start for Arkansas Football in 2022.
Recapping Arkansas Football’s 2022 transfer portal additions so far
One of the top overall transfer wide receivers of the offseason, Haselwood is a former five-star recruit and Top 10 national player who is coming off a career-year at Oklahoma catching 39 passes for 399 yards and six touchdowns in 2021. Having hauled in a combined 62 catches the past three seasons at Oklahoma, Haselwood should provide a major instant-impact for the Razorbacks in 2022, likely as Arkansas Football’s WR1.
Another former five-star recruit, Sanders comes to Fayetteville after two seasons at Alabama in which the outside linebacker amassed 33 total tackles and a sack across 15 combined games. Sanders could be set for a massive breakout 2022 season with the Razorbacks, one where he is likely cemented as one of Arkansas’ top pass rushers.
Speaking of breakout seasons, McGlothern enjoyed a breakout 2021 campaign a year ago at LSU where he collected 32 tackles and an interception across nine games in his second season in Baton Rouge. For a Razorbacks team that lost a few notable defensive backs from last season, McGlothern should step in as a day one impact player at corner in the Arkansas secondary.
Likely joining McGlothern as a day one impact player in the Razorbacks secondary is Brini, a transfer from Georgia who will likely start at safety in 2022. Appearing in a career-high 12 games last season with the Bulldogs, the senior also added a career-high 38 tackles, as well as eight PD’s.
In addition to Sanders previously, Jackson is another pass-rushing transfer addition that could be set for a breakout 2022 season. A former four-star recruit, Jackson saw time mainly on special teams last season as a freshman at LSU, but should be a member of the Razorbacks normal defensive line rotation.
After spending his freshman season at North Carolina, Fortin has spent the last two seasons at South Florida where he appeared in four games last season completing 25-of-48 passes for 183 yards and two interceptions. With starting quarterback KJ Jefferson set to return for the Razorbacks in 2022, Fortin will likely serve as an experienced backup option for Arkansas at the position.