UPDATED: Bielema confirms that four players leave program
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced that four players have transferred this offseason.
Bielema just said redshirt freshman end Derrick Graham will be transferring out. More here: https://t.co/deeT5vIXF7
— Trey Biddy (@TreyBiddy) August 4, 2016
Bielema confirmed the departures of running back Denzell Evans, wide receiver Eric Hawkins, defensive back Willie Sykes and redshirt freshman Derrick Graham. Graham was the only player whose decision to transfer hadn’t been reported previously.
Graham rated as a three-star prospect in the 2015 national signing class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. The redshirt freshman was used as both an outside linebacker and defensive end during Arkansas’ practices.
Evans and Hawkins will be allowed to play due to the graduate transfer rule preventing players from sitting out a full season. Evans has enrolled at Kansas and Sykes has transferred to Independence C.C., according to 247Sports. Bielema told reporters believes Hawkins will transfer to SMU.