Well, 11 months later, he finally has another NCAA landing spot:
I thank God for the opportunity to further my career as a student athlete, after long consideration i have officially committed to UAB pic.twitter.com/k8ni9Rtv51— Jonathan Haden (@tonburr7) December 10, 2016
In very limited playing time at Arizona, Haden put up 44 rushing yards, 21 receiving yards, one kick return for 19 yards, and ten tackles on special teams, including a forced fumble in 2015.
Arizona could have used him in 2016. You would think that Haden would have been getting plenty of opportunities in the backfield after all the attrition the Wildcats saw at the running back position this year.
UAB football is in the process of returning to the FBS level. The team was cut in 2015, but then six months later, was brought back. Haden will be joining the Blazers for their first year back at the FBS level when he takes the field in 2017. They’ll be facing a lot of challenges within their own state as Troy and South Alabama continue to up their games.
It’ll be interesting to see what that team looks like when it returns to the field, and what Haden’s role will end up being.