Assessing Arkansas' current 2015 recruiting class
Editor’s Note: All rankings, both individual and team, are courtesy of 247Sports.
Second-year head coach Bret Bielema got Arkansas bowl eligible at 6-6 after an abysmal first season in Fayetteville.
The Razorbacks lose some key pieces defensively this season with senior anchors Trey Flowers and Martrell Spaight departing the front seven.
Where do the Hogs currently sit with their 2015 class?
Current Arkansas 2015 recruiting class
- National Rank: No. 20. Another full class will do wonders for Bielema, whose track record developing talent at Wisconsin is outstanding.
- SEC Rank: No. 10
- No. of Commitments: 17
- No. of Commitments by Rating: Zero five-stars, seven four-stars, nine three-stars
Four-star defensive tackle Hjalte Froholdt highlights a solid class for the Razorbacks. The 6-foot-4, 282 pound native of Bradenton, Fla., deepens arguably the best defensive front in the SEC.
As good as the front seven has been in 2014 for Arkansas, the Razorbacks need to add talent at the skill positions and in the secondary. Four-star wide receiver K.J. Hill and tight ends Will Gragg and Jamario Bell are the top three players from the state of Arkansas and will add a wealth of talent to young units.
Keeping the top recruits in-state is a huge step for Bielema in just his second offseason recruiting for the Razorbacks. Ten of Arkansas’ 17 verbal commitments hail from the state of Arkansas.
With three wins in their final four games, many anticipate the Razorbacks to be a threat in the SEC West next season, and another strong recruiting class only legitimizes that claim.