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Frank Ragnow Commits To Arkansas Over Minnesota, Florida State, Others

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Offensive Lineman 6'6" 291 lbs. Chanhassen, Minnesota (HOME OF PRINCE)

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congratulations to <a href="https://twitter.com/KNARFWONGAR">@KNARFWONGAR</a> on his commitment to <a href="https://twitter.com/ArkRazorbacks">@ArkRazorbacks</a> football. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23sooie&amp;src=hash">#sooie</a> <a href="http://t.co/toBZWnVzBN">pic.twitter.com/toBZWnVzBN</a></p>&mdash; chanstormfb (@chanstormfb) <a href="https://twitter.com/chanstormfb/statuses/429363238229540865">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The Razorbacks are hoping to close strong in recruiting and got off to a great start in the final week before Signing Day by picking up a commitment from offensive lineman Frank Ragnow.

Ragnow is a composite 4* player (4* on 24/7 and Scout, 3* on Rivals) with a lengthy offer list. He chose the Hogs over finalists Minnesota and Florida State, but was also offered by Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, Ole Miss, and several others. If you've been reading our recruiting class calculator articles, you know he's one of the higher profile recruits Arkansas was hoping - and needing - to land to have a shot at a top 25 class.

This is another piece of Sam Pittman's magic. Ragnow was thought to be a Minnesota lean until very recently. He took his official visit to Arkansas during the weekend of the Auburn football game last fall, and Pittman has gone up to Minnesota to visit Ragnow twice in recent weeks.

Here are his junior year highlights:

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On a personal note, I'm very excited about this just because he's from the same town in Minnesota where Prince lives. I'd love to embed a video of "Let's Go Crazy" or something here, but Prince has kept all his videos off the Internet. Oh well. Still cool.