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The University of Central Arkansas announced six signees to its 2019 recruiting class Wednesday, including wide receivers Jarrod Barnes and Tobias Enlow, two transfers from the University of Arkansas.

Barnes, a 5-11, 185-pounder from Cabot, was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Preps Male Athlete of the Year in 2016 before joining the Razorbacks' 2017 recruiting class.

At a glance


The following is a list of players who signed letters of intent with the University of Central Arkansas on Wednesday:


Jarrod Barnes;5-11, 185;WR;Cabot

PREVIOUS SCHOOL University of Arkansas

Tobias Enlow;6-2, 205;WR;North Little Rock

PREVIOUS SCHOOL University of Arkansas

T.J. Campbell;6-1, 235;LB;Southhaven, Miss.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Copiah Lincoln Community College, Miss.

D.J. Reed;6-3, 240;DE;Horn Lake, Miss.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Northwest Community College, Miss.

David Harrison;6-1, 198;S/NB;Meridian, Miss.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Jones Community College, Miss.

Trenton Dunn;6-2, 205;S/NB;Little Rock

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

Barnes did not appear in a game in 2018 as a sophomore at Arkansas. He played six snaps in Arkansas' 2017 season opener against Florida A&M on Aug. 31, 2017, and caught two passes for 30 yards.

"Jarrod will be one of the most decorated transfers we have had here at UCA," UCA Coach Nathan Brown said in a news release. "He brings unbelievable play-making ability at the wide receiver position for us.

"Not only is he great with the ball in his hand, but he also has breakaway speed to score from anywhere. We had an immediate need at this spot, and Jarrod is going to help bridge that gap as soon as he steps on campus in January."

Enlow, a North Little Rock product who chose the Razorbacks as a preferred walk-on in 2016, was redshirted for his freshman season at Arkansas in 2016 and did not play in any games in 2017. Enlow appeared in one game as a sophomore in 2018.

A 6-2, 205-pound wideout, Enlow missed his senior high school season in 2015 with a severe knee injury. He has not played significant minutes since gaining 185 receiving yards and two touchdowns as a high school junior at North Little Rock in 2014.

"Tobias has always been a special kid to me," Brown said. "I recruited him when he was coming out of North Little Rock High School in 2015. I got to know him and his family really well throughout the process. I always knew he could be a special player, and now I look forward to seeing him do that here in Conway."

All six of UCA's signings Wednesday were transfers. The school expects to sign one more player today to bring the total of January enrollees to seven. All high school signees are expected to be announced in February during the NCAA's next signing period.

Photo by Andy Shupe
Jarrod Barnes of Cabot (above) is one of two players from the University of Arkansas who are transferring to the University of Central Arkansas. Tobias Enlow of North Little Rock is the other transferring player.

Sports on 12/20/2018

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