Monday August 4th, 2014

Former Arkansas defensive back Chris Murphy is transferring to Cincinnati, according to a report from Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.

Murphy enrolled at Arkansas in January and participated in spring workouts. In May, coach Bret Bielema said through a spokersperson that he was uncertain whether Murphy would remain with the team.

Murphy was assigned a three-star rating and ranked 43rd among cornerbacks in the class of 2014 by the recruiting website He drew scholarship offers from Arizona, Missouri and Oklahoma State, among other programs.

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Murphy is expected to join Cincinnati for preseason camp next week. The Marietta, Ga., native​ will likely sit out the upcoming season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules.

In a preseason media poll released last week, Cincinnati was picked to win the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats open the 2014 season Sept. 12 against Toledo.

- Chris Johnson

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