Markell Utsey is switching sides in the Battle Line Rivalry to reunite with Barry Odom.

Utsey, who entered the transfer portal earlier this month, announced Sunday that he has committed to transfer to Arkansas.

A Little Rock native, Utsey was a 3-star prospect coming out of Parkview Magnet in the class of 2016. He chose Odom’s Mizzou program over Arizona, his other scholarship offer.

Utsey played in 40 games over his five seasons at MU. He redshirted in 2018, his third year with the program, appearing in three games that season. In the 2020 campaign, Utsey appeared in seven games, recording 19 tackles.

In January, Utsey announced that he would be taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility to play a sixth season of college football.