State of the Class: Arkansas holding steady with 17

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A couple things stick out about Arkansas’ commitments at this point.

  1. The Razorbacks are doing a fine job of mining high school talent in places like Georgia, Texas and Florida–but especially in talent-rich Louisiana, where there’s plenty to go around. Five of the program’s 17 class of 2014 recruits are from Louisiana.
  2. All four 2015 commitments are of the four-star variety. The Razorbacks clearly have one of the top early 2015 groups, and DE Jamario Bell is a top 100 national recruit, and QB Ty Storey is considered a top 200 prospect according to the 247Sports.com composite ranking.
  3. Speaking of quarterbacks, both that Arkansas has on board–Missouri native Rafe Peavey in the 2014 group and Storey, an in-state product–are special.

It is apparent that even if the Razorbacks aren’t undefeated on the field right now, things are moving in the right direction under first-year coach Bret Bielema, according to recruits.

Jack Kraus, an in-state tight end commitment from Bentonville (Ark.), was one of them.

“I think this class is special because it’s the first true recruiting class under the Bielema era,” Kraus told Saturday Down South. “And it has a lot of talent. Coach B has a way of connecting with the players and putting them in situations to succeed on and off the field.”

ARKANSAS CLASS OF 2014 POS CITY/STATE HGT WGT 247 STAR
Kweishi Brown DB El Cajon, CA 5’11″ 180 3
Jared Cornelius WR Shreveport, LA 6’1″ 185 3
Juan Day RB North Little Rock, AR 6’1″ 205 3
Jermaine Eluemunor OL Scranton, PA 6’6″ 300 4
Dwayne Eugene LB Metairie, LA 6’1″ 215 3
Khalia Hackett DB Douglasville, GA 6’2″ 200 3
Cole Hedlund K Argyle, TX 5’10″ 170 3
Bijhon Jackson DT El Dorado, AR 6’2″ 327 4
Jack Kraus TE Bentonville, AR 6’5″ 250 3
Corey McBride WR Geismar, LA 6’1″ 180 3
Torrance Mosley ATH Geismar, LA 5’10″ 170 3
Christopher Murphy DB Marietta, GA 5’10″ 175 3
Rafe Peavey QB Bolivar, MO 6’2″ 205 4
Ravian Pierce TE Plantation, FL 6’4″ 215 3
Jovan Pruitt OL Dallas, TX 6’5″ 275 3
Henre’ Toliver DB Metairie, LA 6’1″ 166 4
Armon Watts DT St. Louis, MO 6’5″ 274 3
ARKANSAS CLASS OF 2015
Jamario Bell DE Junction City, AR 6’6″ 225 4
Colton Jackson OL Conway, AR 6’6″ 291 4
Zach Rogers OL Lewisville, TX 6’1″ 300 4
Ty Storey QB Charleston, AR 6’2″ 218 4

 

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