Former North Carolina QB Jacolby Criswell announces transfer destination
Former North Carolina quarterback Jacolby Criswell is headed to the SEC.
Criswell will transfer to Arkansas — his home state — to play for the Razorbacks in 2023, he announced on Saturday.
Excited to be playing in my home state next season. Ready to get to work with the boys!
— Jacolby Criswell (@JacolbyCriswell) December 11, 2022
Criswell lost an offseason QB battle with Drake Maye, who went on to become the ACC Player of the Year in 2022. With Maye remaining in Chapel Hill for next season, Criswell decided to enter the transfer portal.
Arkansas does return its starting quarterback in KJ Jefferson, so Criswell may find himself as a backup QB again 2023. However, Criswell would then have the opportunity to potentially win the starting job for his hometown team in 2024.
Criswell played sparingly over the past three seasons in Chapel Hill. He completed 18-of-31 passes for 204 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He also rushed for 133 yards and 1 touchdown during his time with the Tar Heels.
Criswell is originally from Morrilton, Arkansas. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.