What a day for Bret Bielema. Snags a MACtion head coach as his new OC, and now he's gotten his second commitment of the day to go along with Nate Dalton.
DE T.J. Smith flipped his commitment from Vanderbilt to Arkansas Thursday night.
I'm a Razorback baby!! #WPS— TJ Smith (@FrankWhite63) January 23, 2015
Smith is a consensus 3-star recruit from Moultrie, Georgia. Although 247Sports has him rated as an 88, which is almost a 4-star.
Smith had reported offers from Mizzou, UCF, Vanderbilt, and several smaller level schools.
If I'm not mistaken he was taken to the Catfish Hole last night since his official started then, so the magic is at peak performance right now.
Regardless of rating, it's always big when you can flip another recruit from a SEC school. It doesn't happen that often around these parts. Bielema is all about depth and talent in the trenches, and that's exactly what he has accomplished in 3 years time. This is Arkansas' fourth commitment on the defensive line so they are likely done with that position.
Arkansas remains steady with the 23rd ranked class. Bret apparently knew these commitments were coming today because he tweeted out that they had 5 scholarships left to hand out, and that's exactly how many they have left.
Arkansas will host more recruits this weekend so keep watch, because we might not be done yet.