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Arkansas lands former Florida safety out of transfer portal

Arkansas’ depth in the secondary increased Friday.

Former Florida safety Miguel Mitchell chose the Razorbacks out of the transfer portal days after visiting Fayetteville. Mitchell started eight games and finished sixth on the team in tackles last year.

Mitchell will likely slide right into Al Walcott’s place in the secondary. Walcott was Arkansas’ third leading tackler last year after transferring to Baylor but had just one season in Fayetteville.

The defensive backfield was already considered a position of strength for the Razorbacks. Jayden Johnson, Snaxx Johnson and Jaylon Braxton will all return as likely starters.

Arkansas’ defense as a whole had its best season since 2014 as the Razorbacks gave up just 249 yards per game, 47th in FBS.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire