Jared Sackett opts to Transfer to Arkansas, DE Leaving Team

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By Otis Kirk

Former Texas San Antonio kicker Jared Sackett is transferring to Arkansas following a weekend visit to Fayetteville.

Sackett announced the decision on Twitter on Monday.

The former UTSA kicker had a strong two seasons in San Antonio. He kicked two years for UTSA. This past season, he was 14-of-19 on field goal attempts with a long of 51. His only five misses were between 40-49 yards. He was perfect on 18 point after touchdowns as he scored 60 points. 

In 2017, Sackett was 19-22 on field goals with a long of 44. The 19 field goals is a school record for a single season. He had 80 points. In two seasons, Sackett had 14 kickoffs and averaged 56 yards with one touchback. 

He played his high school football at Fort Worth (Texas) Timber Creek. He was a 2017 Lou GrozaAward semifinalist as well as a Freshman All-American with USA Today. 

At Timber Creek, Sackett was a first-team all-district place-kicker making 8-of-10 field goals with a long of 46 yards. Named the team’s special teams player of the year following his senior season. Three-year letterwinner for the Falcons. Also a three-year starter for the soccer team.

In addition, redshirt freshman defensive end Coutre Alexander has entered his name in the transfer portal. The former Owasso (Okla.) defensive end was a member of Chad Morris’ first recruiting class. He chose the Hogs over Texas and others coming out of high school. 

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