One of the biggest reasons why Sam Pittman is now the head football coach at Arkansas is the man’s ability to recruit. He showed that on Monday with all those who attended or watched his introduction in Fayetteville as the program’s new coach and then he showed that immediately after by hitting the road and recruiting for the Razorbacks.

It took no time at all for Pittman to hit the road and see two in-state prospects that were already committed to Arkansas in Bryant linebacker Catrell Wallace and Jonesboro linebacker Jashaud Stewart. These two players are not only vital to keep in the boat for the Razorbacks due to the position they play, Arkansas is already dangerously thin at linebacker, but because Pittman needs to lock down the state during his tenure if his program plans to make any noise in the SEC.

Having spent time coaching in Fayetteville as an assistant, Pittman knows and understands just how important playing for the in-state team can be for the best players from the Natural State and it was wise of Pittman to introduce himself and get to know these players and their families immediately.

Wallace, the state’s No. 6 overall prospect, shared this photo with Pittman on Monday:

While Stewart, the state’s No. 4 overall prospect, said, “Yessirrr it was a great to sit down with a great group of coaches. Coach Pittman real as it gets,” on Twitter.

Stewart then shared this video:

Look for Pittman to be on the road as much as possible in the coming days as he has a lot of work to do to catch the Razorbacks back up on the recruiting trail but there may be no better coach in the nation prepared to handle that duty when it comes to recruiting.

Photo Credit: Arkansas Athletics