Arkansas lineman enters NCAA transfer portal
After landing a few defenders via the transfer market to bolster the team’s depth in recent weeks, Arkansas has now lost a player that appears to have fallen down the depth chart.
If you missed it, Arkansas has been busy working the transfer portal, landing several players that should help the defense immediately next season. The Razorbacks have added former Missouri defenders Tre Williams and Markell Utsey (both of which signed with Mizzou to play for Barry Odom) as well as coveted Illinois State defensive lineman John Ridgeway.
But those additions appear to have come at a price as reserve lineman Nicholas Fulwider has entered the transfer portal. News of Fulwider’s decision was first reported by Nikki Chavanelle of HawgBeat.
Fulwider did not appear in a game during the 2019 or 2020 seasons.
Here is Fulwider’s bio from the official Arkansas team site:
2019 (REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN): Did not appear in any games in 2019.
2018 (FRESHMAN): Played in one game for the Razorbacks in 2018, appearing in the season opener vs. Eastern Illinois on Sept. 1 … Totaled five snaps on the defensive line in that contest against the Panthers, according to Pro Football Focus … Did not record any statistics in the game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals … Top-100 player in Georgia by ESPN (No. 73), Rivals (No. 78) and 247Sports (No. 90) … No. 36 ranked weak-side defensive end in the class by Rivals and the No. 34 strong-side defensive end by 247Sports … Had 33 tackles, including a sack and four quarterback hurries as a senior in 2017 … Recorded a strip sack and 4.0 tackles for loss in a 38-0 victory against Creekside … Recorded 46 tackles and nine sacks as a junior in 2016 … Chose Arkansas over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Wisconsin, West Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Iowa, Louisville, Minnesota and others.