As a freshman in 2017, Arkansas WR Jordan Jones had a solid impact, catching 21 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns.
Though Jared Cornelius, Jonathan Nance and perhaps La’Michael Pettway appear to be the frontrunners to start at receiver for the Razorbacks this fall, Jones may be working himself into a bigger role.
According to coach Chad Morris, Jones is having one of the best fall camps of anyone in Fayetteville (via WholeHogSports.com):
“Jordan Jones is having a really good camp right now. He really is,” Morris said. “He’s standing out. I’ve heard Jordan Jones talk more over the last 3-4 days than I’ve heard him talk since I’ve been here.
“He’s got a lot of confidence, and I think that has to do with some strength he gained during the summer. He’s making plays out on the field, and it’s good to see that.”
The entire offensive system at Arkansas is changing this offseason under Morris, so perhaps Jones can become a key player this fall.
He’ll be working with a new quarterback, so it’ll be interesting for Hogs fans to see how he fares in 2018 and beyond.