The Arkansas defense under Barry Odom has a real need to cornerback, especially after landing only one defensive back in the Early Signing Period and having one other defensive back committed in the program’s 2020 recruiting cycle.

But, of course, signing high school players isn’t the only way to build up the roster in Fayetteville and the Arkansas coaching staff is fully taking advantage of every avenue they have to quickly build up the Razorback roster.

The latest example of that comes from former Arkansas State cornerback Jerry Jacobs, who announced his transfer to Arkansas on Friday.

“First and foremost, I want to thank God for continuing to bless me. Without Him, I would not be the man I am today. I want to thank my family who has supported me since day one. Also, I would like to thank every school that took the time out to recruit me after I entered the transfer portal. I am forever grateful. From the bottom of my heart Thank You!

“It was a tough decision to leave the place that I have called home for the past two years. Thank you again to all of my coaches and teammates at Arkansas State. You will forever be apart of my family. Making this decision has not been easy but I know this is the best decision for my college career. Thank you to the Coach Pittman, Coaches Rhoades and Coach Carter for making this an easy transition. I am blessed to say I have committed to THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS!”

Jacobs racked up 53 total tackles and four interceptions during his time at Arkansas State. Before playing at Arkansas State, Jacobs played for Rion Rhodes at Hutchinson Community College.

If Jacobs graduated from Arkansas State, he would be eligible immediately to play for the Razorbacks next season.