Transfer walk-on Jones given scholarship by Hogs on Tuesday

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A week after Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said he was impressed with offensive lineman Luke Jones, the former Pulaski Academy player was awarded a scholarship Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.

Jones originally signed with Notre Dame in 2018 before transferring to the Razorbacks. He had originally committed, then flipped to the Irish.

He sat out last year after a year in South Bend.

Not a typical walk-on, Jones originally signed with Notre Dame as a 5.7 three-star recruit out of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock in the Class of 2018.

He spent just one year with the Fighting Irish before transferring back home to play for the Razorbacks, where he was actually committed before flipping to Notre Dame. NCAA rules required him to sit out last season.

Because he was not on scholarship immediately as a walk-on, the Hogs were able to sign full classes in 2019 and 2020, but now figures to be in the mix in the offensive line.