Looking to add depth at two offensive positions this spring, Arkansas is shuffling a pair players around heading into the program’s upcoming camp.
During a recent media availability with the program’s assistant coaches, the team’s running backs coach Jeff Traylor noted running back Rakeem Boyd won’t return from his offseason shoulder surgery for “a couple of months” meaning the Razorbacks will be thin at tailback this spring. While Devwah Whaley is back and healthy, he was banged up nearly all fall, the coaching staff may have to be cautious with him this spring.
If that is indeed the case, and with Boyd out this spring, it makes sense to add another body to the running back room while the team waits for A’Montae Spivey to arrive this summer. Well, the team is doing just that by moving cornerback Jordan Curtis to running back. It was also announced on Thursday that receiver Chase Harrell is moving to tight end.
Neither player has registered stats for the Razorbacks but it should be noted that Curtis was a running back in high school coming out of Jenks High School in Jenks, Okla. Curtis racked up over 2,000 yards of total offense and 21 touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons while leading Jenks to back-to-back state titles those seasons.