Arkansas building up the trenches: Razorbacks land 13th lineman following commitment of Chibueze Nwanna
If Arkansas is going to return to glory under Chad Morris, the program needs to improve on both lines of scrimmage. Credit the coaching staff for recognizing that issue and attacking the recruiting trail in an effort to alleviate that issue heading into 2019.
How have they done so? By landing their 13th commitment from a lineman in the 2019 recruiting cycle.
The latest pledge comes from junior college offensive lineman Chibueze Nwanna of Lackawanna Community College. The 6-foot-8, 320-pound Nwanna is rated as the No. 6 overall JUCO offensive tackle prospect in the nation by 247Sports Composite Rankings. Nwanna originally hails from Hyattsville, Maryland.
Nwanna has two years left to play for the Razorbacks, meaning he has already used up his redshirt season at the junior college level. He is scheduled to sign during next week’s early signing period and plans to enroll early in Fayetteville.
He publicly announced his decision via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon:
Incredibly, Arkansas now holds pledges from 13 linemen in the program’s 25-member class for the 2019 recruiting cycle. That’s the quickest way to reshape the team’s line play. Nwanna is the fifth offensive lineman to join the class and the second junior college member to join the O-line.
Considering he’s already played at the junior college level, there’s an excellent chance Nwanna sees the field next season in some capacity.
To get an idea of what he can do on the field for the Razorbacks, check out Nwanna’s latest highlight reel: