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Introducing Your Arkansas Razorback Football Class of 2013

There are 23 players joining the Razorback football program this year.

Wesley Hitt

We'll have more in the coming days, but a few quick thoughts on the Arkansas recruiting class.

I think Razorback fans should be very pleased.

  • By our count, about 14 of these 23 players were not committed when Bielema was hired on December 4th. And some committed players needed to be re-recruited after the coaching change.
  • Bielema also faced the difficult task of turning away several recruits who committed under the previous staff. From what we've seen, only one ended up with an SEC offer.
  • He signed 11 offensive players, 11 defensive players, and 1 special teams player. Perfect balance.
  • He signed 3 offensive lineman who are each rated as a 4* by at least one service, and a running back rated a 5* by some services and among the nation's elite at the position. That's a solid base to live off of for the next few years.
  • For much of this year, Arkansas easily had the lowest-rated class in the SEC, but in just two months, Bielema and his staff put together a class that is competitive nationally, even ranked within the top 25 in some services.
  • It's a higher-rated class than any he signed at Wisconsin.
  • Four of the players, including two of the headliners are from South Florida, an area Arkansas has historically never been able to recruit well. Fans should be intrigued to think about what this staff can accomplish when given an entire year to work for the Razorbacks.

Congratulations to Coach Bielema and his staff on a job well done. Now on to the class of 2014! (Already with 3 commitments!)

Here is the chart produced by the UofA to display the signing class. You can watch their highlight videos by clicking the links on the right.

Name (Click for Bio)
Position Height Weight Hometown College/High School Highlights
*Tiquention Coleman S 5-10 195 Mauldin, S.C. Georgia Military College/Mauldin HS Watch
*Johnathan McClure OL 6-4 310 Wichita, Kan. Butler CC/Wichita Heights HS Watch
*Myke Tavarres LB 6-2 215 Lake Oswego, Ore. College of the Siskiyous/Lakeridge HS Watch
*Carroll Washington CB 6-0 175 Baltimore, Md. Hartnell (Calif.) CC/ Edmondson-Westside HS Watch
De'Andre Coley S 6-1 178 Miami, Fla. Northwestern HS Watch
Brooks Ellis LB 6-2 215 Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville HS Watch
Austin Allen QB 6-2 210 Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville HS Watch
Tevin Beanum DE 6-3 235 Forrest City, Ark. Forrest City HS Watch
Ke'Tyrus Marks DT 6-1 288 West Palm Beach, Fla. Suncoast HS Watch
Drew Morgan WR 6-0 190 Greenwood, Ark. Greenwood HS Watch
D.J. Dean CB 5-10 180 Newton, Texas Newton HS Watch
Korliss Marshall S 6-0 200 Osceola, Ark. Osceola HS Watch
Hunter Henry TE 6-5 238 Little Rock, Ark. Pulaski Academy Watch
Dan Skipper OT 6-10 295 Arvada, Colo. Ralston Valley HS Watch
Martrell Spaight LB 6-0 220 North Little Rock, Ark. Coffeyville (Kan) CC/North Little Rock HS Watch
Denver Kirkland OG 6-5 320 Miami, Fla. Booker T. Washington HS Watch
Denzell Evans RB 6-0 205 Houston, Texas Bellaire HS Watch
Melvinson Hartfield WR 5-11 183 Dallas, Texas South Oak Cliff HS Watch
Damon Mitchell QB 6-2 200 Egg Harbor, N.J. Cedar Creek HS Watch
Alex Brignoni S 6-1 200 Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville HS Watch
Sam Irwin-Hill P 6-3 215 Bendingo Australia City College of San Francisco Watch
Reeve Koehler OG 6-3 325 Honolulu Hawai'i Saint Louis School Watch
Alex Collins RB 5-11 207 Fort Lauderdale Fla. South Plantation HS Watch

*Enrolled in January 2013