KJ Jefferson announces his transfer commitment to join former SEC coach
KJ Jefferson has made it official, the former Arkansas quarterback found a new home.
Jefferson announced on social media that he committed to UCF and coach Gus Malzahn, someone who has Arkansas ties himself. Jefferson was originally linked to UCF nearly a week ago, and now it’s official.
Jefferson owns a host of school records at Arkansas, and during his 5 years in Fayetteville, he accumulated 7,923 passing yards with 67 passing touchdowns and 18 interceptions, and 21 rushing touchdowns.
Jefferson was often complimented for his size by opposing SEC coaches, as he’s listed at 6-foot-3, 247-pound quarterback. Originally from Sardis, Mississippi, Jefferson was a 4-star prospect out of high school in the 2019 class.
Jefferson was a preseason All-SEC selection, but had an up and down season with the Razorbacks as he threw for a career-low in yards, a career-high in interceptions and saw a drop in his completion percentage.
The Hogs finished the season with a 4-8 record, and they finished 7th in the SEC West. Along the way, the Razorbacks fired offensive coordinator Dan Enos.
Jefferson still owns many major passing records at Arkansas, including career passing yards and career passing touchdowns.