Arkansas' football team is set to begin spring practice this week. The Razorbacks will be doing so without a four-star running back.
The team's head coach, Chad Morris, confirmed on Monday that running back T.J. Hammonds is not currently on the Razorbacks' team.
Morris did not go into further detail, only saying that Hammonds, a former four-star recruit, is not with the Razorbacks.
"He’s just not on the team right now," Morris said. "He’s just not on the team. That’s kind of where we’re at. And is he going to play somewhere else? I just don’t know that."
Hammonds, the No. 13 ATH in the country coming out of high school, totaled just 28 yards on 10 carries in 2018.
The running back played more in 2017, totaling 262 yards and 1 touchdown on 32 carries.
Arkansas' running back depth has taken a hit as a result of Hammonds' absence, as outlined by WholeHogSports:
Hammonds' absence puts Arkansas down two running backs entering the spring. Rakeem Boyd, who led the Razorbacks with 734 rushing yards last season, will not participate in spring drills as he continues to recover from November shoulder surgery.
Last week, offensive coordinator Joe Craddock said he was hopeful Boyd will be able to go through non-contact drills following spring break, and running backs coach Jeff Traylor said Boyd's rehab process is going "fantastic."
Arkansas is set to begin spring practice on Friday.