We’re a long way from National Signing Day 2016, but many of the SEC’s top recruiters have been targeting the top players in this class for months now.

According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, the Top 10 players in the class from the state of Arkansas include four defensive linemen. Of the state’s two highest-rated players, four-star defensive end McTelvin Agim and four-star defensive tackle Austin Capps, the latter already is an Arkansas commitment.

The ’16 class from The Natural State looks relatively weak on offense. Whereas last year’s state-of-Arkansas class finished with four four-star offensive players, this year’s class currently does not feature any. Three-star pro-style quarterback Kasey Ford, rated 18th nationally at the position, is the top player on that side of the ball.

In addition to Capps, three-star receiver Jordan Jones already has committed to the Razorbacks.

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Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has done an excellent job of dominating in-state recruiting. The Hogs landed eight of last year’s Top 10, as Ohio State cherry-picked four-star receiver K.J. Hill. The Buckeyes signee decommitted from Arkansas in January when the school was in between offensive coordinators.

(The other player who left the state, three-star quarterback Ross Trail, went to Cincinnati, but Arkansas landed a higher-rated player at the position in Ty Storey and didn’t need another.)

The Razorbacks will need to hold off Oklahoma and perhaps Alabama if they want to land Agim, this year’s No. 1 player in the state. According to the 247Sports crystal ball, at least seven of the eight uncommitted players on the list will sign with the Hogs, including four-star inside linebacker Deontre Hardwick.

If Arkansas can’t replenish its front seven this fall without its Bermuda Triangle, local reinforcements will be plentiful in the ’16 class.

The team also has been searching hard for receivers, and both Jordan Jones and three-star athlete T.J. Hammonds, who has played receiver in Little Rock, Ark., are good bets to sign with Arkansas.

Player Rating Position 247 Sports Prediction
1. McTelvin Agim 4-star DE Arkansas
2. Austin Capps 4-star DT Arkansas*
3. Deontre Hardwick 4-star ILB Arkansas
4. Kasey Ford 3-star QB Arkansas
5. John Tate 3-star DE Arkansas
6. Damarea Crockett 3-star RB Arkansas
7. Tyrone Mahone 3-star CB Arkansas
8. Jordan Jones 3-star WR Arkansas*
9. T.J. Hammonds 3-star ATH Arkansas
10. Cameron Murray 3-star DT N/A

*Already committed.