Arkansas just received a big blow to the program’s 2020 recruiting efforts as the highest-ranked commit in the class just decommitted from Chad Morris’ program.
Alpharetta, Ga., native Ze’Vian Capers announced his decision to re-open his recruitment on Friday. Capers is rated as a four-star prospect, the No. 110 overall recruit in the country and the No. 24 receiver nationally according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. The Denmark High School product originally commit to Arkansas back in February but has seen his recruitment blow up since that time.
Following this news, Arkansas is down to seven commitments in the 2020 recruiting cycle and only one four-star recruit.
This spring, Auburn, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee have all emerged in Capers’ recruitment with scholarship offers. Capers has visited South Carolina officially this spring and both Auburn and Tennessee unofficially with an official visit to Rocky Top expected this summer.
Capers announced the news with the following message on Twitter:
“First, I give honor to God for blessing me with the talent and opportunity to play the game I love. Furthermore, I give a huge thank you to head coach Chad Morris, Coach Stepp, the entire University of Arkansas staff, coaches and fans for the huge welcoming. You guys are awesome! However, after long prayer and counseling with my family, I have to come to terms that it is best to re-open my recruitment at this time.”
During his junior season for Denmark High School, Capers caught 60 passes for 1,182 yards and 11 touchdowns: