Setting to NEW since this has no target release set, nor an assigned engineer. Asking Heiko to take a look...
Larry, is this something users are actually requesting?
It is not clear what this BZ actually represents but this seems very similar to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1127869. From the original implementation it appears that we expected the configuration for a datasource to provide an option to load a JDBC version 4 driver from standalone or domain deployments. However, as indicated in Bug 1127869 JDBC version 3 and earlier drivers and database driver configuration should also be supported.
As customers do install JDBC version 4 drivers into their JBoss EAP server as a deployment, it seems that the answer to your question is yes.
*** Bug 823433 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***