Following Sam Pittman? 5-star Georgia OL commit schedules visit with Arkansas
When Broderick Jones committed to Georgia on April 26, 2018, Sam Pittman was the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach. Now, Pittman is no longer at Georgia, as he left to become the head coach at Arkansas this offseason.
Could Jones be following Pittman to the Razorbacks? It appears there’s at least a possibility of that happening.
According to Richard Davenport of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Jones has scheduled an official visit for Arkansas on Jan. 17. Jones was originally scheduled to visit Tennessee on that day, but that has been replaced by the meeting with the Razorbacks.
That won’t be Jones’ final official visit before National Signing Day on Feb. 5, however, as he has visits planned with Georgia on Jan. 24 and Auburn on Jan. 31.
Pittman’s hiring at Arkansas was a factor in Jones’ decision to visit with the Razorbacks, according to Jones’ head coach at Lithonia (Ga.) High School, Marcus Jelks.
“Coach Pittman had a big deal to do with it,” Jelks said, per the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “He went down there for camp for a couple of years and worked with Coach Pittman a lot so they developed a good relationship.”
Jones is the No. 19 recruit in the 2020 class, per the 247sports Composite rankings, as well as the No. 2 offensive tackle recruit and the No. 3 recruit from Georgia.