This is a special year for the state of Arkansas. There’s a lot of talent–and so far, Arkansas is Hawging it all.
The Razorbacks saw tight end C.J. O’Grady come aboard on Wednesday. It wasn’t all that shocking, considering O’Grady is from Fayetteville (Ark.) and most pundits have had him going there all along. Ole Miss and Mississippi State were also pretty high on O’Grady, but it was hard seeing him go anywhere else. O’Grady is rated a three-star prospect, the No. 15 tight end in the nation and he stands 6-foot-4, 230 pounds.
“It was great news,” Arkansas QB commitment Ty Storey told Saturday Down South, after learning of the news. “He catches everything. He has great size and speed. I’m very happy with how recruiting is going so far. Hopefully we can close this class out strong.”
O’Grady caught 35 passes as a junior in high school, while accounting for 884 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Arkansas now has six of the eight top in-state players on board, and the other two–Will Gragg and K.J. Hill–have yet to pick yet. Gragg and Hill are strong possibilities, but not locks, to join the class. Alabama and Ole Miss have Gragg’s ear, while Hill is also smitten with Auburn.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to 247Sports.com industry composite ranking.