Report: Arkansas QB considering transfer
Arkansas sophomore quarterback Rafe Peavey is considering transferring, according to multiple reports.
Peavey will graduate from Arkansas later this year, and it’s unclear when he will make his final decision on whether to transfer.
Peavey was in contention for the Hogs’ backup quarterback job, but redshirt freshman Ty Storey and freshman Cole Kelley are the main contenders. Transfer Ricky Town could also be ahead of Peavey at this point.
“I’m going to stay regardless,” Peavey said in April. “Been committed here since sophomore year of high school. I’ve never had any doubt. This is the place God wants me to be. I have faith in that.”
But things must have changed, or so it seems.
WholeHogSports reports that Peavey is considering transferring to SMU.
Peavey is the Hogs’ best dual-threat signal caller, but as we’ve seen under Bret Bielema, a dual-threat quarterback may not be the best fit for the Razorbacks’ system. Bret Bielema indicated this fall following a scrimmage that Peavey hasn’t progressed as quickly as the other signal callers.
“He does everything right,” Bielema said. “He asks all the right questions. He puts in as much work as anybody, if not more. He’s playing with an injured back. He’s doing all the things we ask him to do, but the bottom line is performance and where we are, and I needed to see those other two guys to see if they could be beyond him.
“We have a lot of guys in the program who do everything right, but that doesn’t automatically guarantee them a spot in the two-deep. We’ve got to earn it.”
Peavey was a three-star prospect out of Bolivar, Missouri, when he signed with Missouri in the class of 2014, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Austin Allen will be the game one starter for the Razorbacks when they take on Louisiana Tech.