The University of Arkansas at Monticello football program has announced its nine mid-year transfer signees. These nine student-athletes will join the program immediately.
“We are very excited about getting these players on board at UAM,” said fifth-year head coach Hud Jackson. “All nine of these young men should have an immediate and positive impact to our program. We feel we got better in several different areas of need with these signings.”
Koy McFarland (5-10, 175, WR) and Quinterius Willis (6-3, 320, OL) come to UAM from Co-Lin Community College. McFarland, a native of Wesson, Mississippi, hauled in 38 passes for 414 yards and one touchdown last year, while Willis, originally from Greenville, Mississippi, started every game at right tackle. Both were Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-Star selections.
Stacy Warren (6-1, 205, LB) was recently named the MACJC All-Star Game Defensive Most Valuable Player. The Pascagoula, Mississippi native comes to Monticello after having totaled 21 tackles and one interception during the regular season for Pearl River Community College.
Mike White (6-0, 200, LB) comes to Monticello after registering 28 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss during his sophomore season at Monroe College in the Bronx, New York. He is originally from Orange, New Jersey.
Wesley Williams (5-11, 215, LB) stays in state after transferring from Arkansas Baptist College, where he was a starter on defense. He is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.
Michael Jay Evans (6-4, 310, OL) joins the team from Kilgore College, where he was in the starting lineup for a 7-3 team that finished the season ranked 18th nationally. Evans is originally from Warren, Texas.
Sam Koch (6-4, 220, DE) becomes a Weevil after recording 27 tackles last season at his hometown Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, a team that finished with an 11-1 record and a No. 4 national ranking.
Travis Turner (5-10, 185, RB) transfers to UAM after posting an average of 4.7 yards per rush and over 700 total yards during his sophomore season at Cisco College. The Texarkana, Texas native finished the year with nine touchdowns.
Idong Okon (6-2, 290, OL) comes to Monticello after helping Tyler Community College to an 8-3 final record and a runner-up finish in the Southwestern Junior College Football Conference playoffs. Okon is originally from Tyler, Texas.