Texas A&M football was in need of wide receiver depth, getting one with elite speed was an added bonus. They got both of those things on June 9 as Kentucky’s Jordan Anthony announced his intentions to transfer to the Aggies.
Anthony was able to transfer within the SEC because he also runs track (the intra-conference transfer rules only apply to football). He has four years of eligibility remaining in football and three in track. While he may be small by football standards, his speed is an elite weapon that the Aggies may well utilize either in the return game, in special offensive packages, or if nothing else, an Ainias Smith replacement in 2024 and beyond.
Anthony’s track accolades in just ONE COLLEGE SEASON include:
- 2023 USTFCCCA Indoor Southeast Region Men’s Track Athlete of the Year
- 2023 USTFCCCA Indoor First-Team All-America – 60m
- SEC Indoor Championships 60m Silver Medalist – 2023
- NCAA Indoor Championships 60m Silver Medalist – 2023
Anthony ran a 6.57-second 60 meters and a 10.16-second 100 meters at Kentucky last season. For comparison, that’s faster than former Texas A&M RB Devon Achane ran in both of those events in 2022 (6.71 seconds and 10.18 seconds, respectively).