Arkansas appears poised to land some depth at linebacker this spring and the incoming player comes with a familiar name.
The program’s depth at the position was tested this spring as Chad Morris and John Chavis continue to restock the roster with players that fit what they want on the defensive side of the ball but now are poised to add to the linebacker room heading into the summer as Clay Henry of Hawgs Illustrated is reporting that Colorado walk-on linebacker Jake Yurachek is transferring to Fayetteville. Yurachek is the son of Arkansas AD Hunter Yurachek.
Jake Yurachek was a freshman last season at Colorado and managed to see the field for the Buffaloes, despite being a first-year walk-on player. Considering he did not appear in five games, Yurachek will be able to count last season as a redshirt season and will have four years to play in Fayetteville. Due to recent NCAA rule changes, because Yurachek is a walk-on, he will be immediately eligible to play next season for the Razorbacks if he works his way up the Arkansas depth chart.
Yurachek was rated as a two-star recruit coming out of Friendswood High School in Texas and had scholarship offers to Air Force, Army, Navy and Abilene Christian before deciding to walk-on at Colorado. He signed to play for Mike MacIntyre, who was dismissed in Boulder and now serves as the defensive coordinator at Ole Miss.