Shortly after entering transfer portal, Arkansas linebacker decides to return to team in 2021
Last Friday, Deon Edwards decided he was entering the NCAA transfer portal. On Tuesday, the Arkansas linebacker announced that he’s not going anywhere after all.
Edwards took to Twitter to share his decision to remain with the Razorbacks, despite previously indicating that he could be leaving to play elsewhere for his final year of eligibility. Instead, he’ll be back in 2021, giving Arkansas depth in its linebacker corps.
The NCAA has given all players an extra year of eligibility due to the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of that, Edwards is allowed to play another year after spending the past five seasons with the Razorbacks.
This past season, Edwards played in four games, which included a win over Mississippi State on Oct. 3 in which he had a fumble recovery. For most of his college career, Edwards has been a special teams player, as he has 14 tackles in 34 games.
A 6-foot-1, 218-pound linebacker out of Lake Minneola (Fla.) High School, Edwards was a 3-star recruit in Arkansas’ 2016 class. He committed to the Razorbacks on July 29, 2015.
Edwards becomes the eight Arkansas senior to announce his decision to return to the team in 2021, so the Razorbacks will certainly benefit from the extra year of eligibility being offered to players.
— Dede (@Edwards2Dede) January 12, 2021