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