Arkansas running back Juan Day has announced he will transfer from the program. Day posted the news in a letter on his Twitter account Wednesday evening.
The junior from North Little Rock, Ark., had 4 carries for 17 yards as a redshirt freshman. He did not receive any carries last season.
“Growing up it had always been a dream of mine to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks,” Day wrote. “I was fortunate enough to live out my dream by spending the past three years playing for the University of Arkansas.”
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema responded to Day’s announcement via Twitter, stating: “Job well done with a degree in hand after this summer & then best wishes on your next journey. Will help you explore new opportunities
According to both Bielema and Day, the running back is set to graduate. He will earn his diploma while having exhausted just two seasons of eligibility. So, he could transfer and be immediately eligible for two more seasons.
“I am proud to say that I am an Arkansas alumnus,” Day wrote, “and I am excited for what the future has in store for me. Thank you Razorback Nation.”
Arkansas now has just two scholarship players on its roster who spent the spring at running back — sophomore Devwah Whaley and freshman Maleek Williams. Starting running back Rawleigh Williams III recently retired due to multiple neck injuries. T.J. Hammonds, who played running back last season, worked primarily at slot receiver in the spring. Chase Hayden, a 2017 running back signee, is set to enroll soon.
— Juan Day (@dayjuan3) May 17, 2017