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Maleek Barkley transferring to FCS Montana State

By Scottie Bordelon

This article was published June 22, 2018 at 3:57 p.m.

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Maleek Barkley runs a drill Thursday, March 1, 2018, during Arkansas spring football practice at the Fred W. Smith Football Center in Fayetteville.

Former Arkansas running back/receiver Maleek Barkley announced his transfer destination on Friday.

In a note on his Twitter account, Barkley committed to Montana State, a Football Championship Subdivision program that competes in the Big Sky Conference. Barkley announced his intention to transfer from Arkansas on June 14 after redshirting during his freshman season.

In February, Chad Morris said Barkley had been moved from running back to wide receiver. Barkley was a consensus three-star prospect out of Austin (Texas) Lake Travis High School and evaluated as a top 100 receiver by 247Sports and ESPN.

He was also a top 100 player in Texas, according to Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN. Scout rated him the No. 89 running back in the nation in the 2017 class.

Barkley is the fifth scholarship player to transfer since the end of Arkansas’ spring practice. Jake Hall announced last month that he will transfer to SMU under the NCAA’s graduate exemption. Tight end Will Gragg is transferring to Pittsburgh and Reid Miller is going to Montana. Korey Hernandez is transferring to Iowa Western.

On June 8, receiver Kofi Boateng, who did not play in two seasons with the Razorbacks, also announced he will step away from football. He missed the 2016 season after suffering a torn ACL during preseason practice. It is unclear when he suffered a second injury.

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obbie says... June 22, 2018 at 6:20 p.m.

Montana what? Good luck.

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