Healthy dose of camp: JUCO WR impresses when he’s available


Photographs by Jason Ivester

Arkansas receiver Jonathan Nance runs after the catch during a practice Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Fayetteville.

Michael Smith was bubbling with positive energy when asked about transfer Jonathan Nance's work this summer.

Jonathan Nance glance

CLASS Junior



HOMETOWN Gulfport, Miss.

HIGH SCHOOL Gulfport High

LAST STOP Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

AGE 19 (born Aug. 19, 1997)

NOTEWORTHY Early enrollee with two years of eligibility. … Had 31 receptions for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns as a college freshman. … Missed time with a shoulder injury in 2016 and had 13 catches for 153 yards. … Ranked as the No. 13 juco wide receiver and the No. 117 overall juco prospect by 247 sports. … College teammate of fellow Arkansas receiver Brandon Martin. … Had 63 receptions for 743 yards and 6 touchdowns while earning second-team all-state honors as a high school senior. Also had 60 tackles and 2 interceptions. … Chose the Razorbacks over Colorado State, Troy and Louisiana-Monroe. … Parents are Melissa and James Nance Jr.

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