Jadon Haselwood: “We don’t have anything prove to anybody”

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Arkansas is playing for itself. New wide receiver Jadon Haselwood wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Oklahoma transfer caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in his team debut Saturday in the Razorbacks’ win over Cincinnati. Largely playing from the slot – a position filled last year by Treylon Burks – Haselwood was a threat every time he went out for a pass. He and Toledo transfer Matt Landers have given the Hogs a legitimate pass-catching group.

He spoke to the media on Tuesday ahead of Arkansas’ game against South Carolina on Saturday about how the Hogs aren’t bothering with anyone outside the program.

“We don’t have anything to prove to anybody. We’ve got a lot to prove to ourselves, though,” Haselwood.

His words should be a comfort to Arkansas fans. Despite the fact he isn’t playing to prove anything to them, it’s clear he and the rest of the roster are motivated to achieve the biggest things they can this season.

Arkansas is coming off a 9-4 season last year, their best since 2011. After Saturday’s win over Cincinnati the Razorbacks moved up three spots in the Associated Press poll to No. 16. It’s the highest rank they’ve had since October 4 of 2021 when they were coming off a loss to eventual national champion Georgia.

The Razorbacks are likely to move up again next week if they beat South Carolina at home and start the season 2-0.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire