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This might shock you, but Coach B is excited about the class.

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

We probably won't have as many of our own notes here as we usually do because for the most part Bielema is just going to go through all the members of Arkansas' recruiting class and a say a few words about what he likes about each player. It's pretty standard stuff. But we'll still have a few things to point out.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: We signed 24 guys that I feel really good about, guys that wanted to be here.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563065436628348928">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Josh Allen: &quot;Signed with North Carolina, things didn&#39;t work out there ... Gping to play him interior line position&gt;&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563065570900606977">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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We've discussed before how Josh Allen is not included in the class rankings on the recruiting services, and now that the classes are basically in, it appears the inclusion of Allen would have bumped Arkansas up a couple of spots in the 247 Composite Rankings. The Razorbacks are currently at 24th, but the 23rd and 22nd ranked classes are all within decimal points of each other. I'd bet Allen would push Arkansas up to 22nd.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Jamario Bell: &quot;The kid&#39;s athletic ability and what he brings to the table, I&#39;m very excited.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563065716560392192">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Jamario Bell&#39;s mom averaged over 40 points a game playing basketball back in high school. Great athlete, very excited about him</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563065818255482880">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema: Probably won&#39;t redshirt Bell.</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563071901481062400">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Austin Cantrell is a great athlete with great upside. WIll play at TE and H-back</p>&mdash; Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dedsports/status/563065973667037184">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Dalton: &quot;Down to us and a couple Big 12, Big Ten, but I think the kid comes in with really good upside.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563066016868364288">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Clay Jennings did a great job in landing DB Nate Dalton, a guy from Baton Rouge that moved to Houston</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563066154986782720">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On D. Dean: &quot;Faces a little road to recovery (after surgery). ...  Dont know if he&#39;s going to be inside or outside. Blown away with speed.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563066170174365698">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: DL Hjalte Froholdt is on campus, a great story and someone who will make an impact right away</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563066495107080194">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Gragg: &quot;I think Will&#39;s named will for a reason. He&#39;s his own independent man. Nothing but impressive.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563066562597617664">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Graham: &quot;Really came across his film, hadn&#39;t hit that high school, but ... Robb got on him early.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563066683603292160">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Derrick Graham is a very respectful kid that stayed true even when Randy Shannon went in there hard for Florida</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563066841468526592">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Dre Greenlaw - the sky is the limit - I think we will use him as down in the box safety or Will LB</p>&mdash; Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dedsports/status/563067000222924802">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Jackson: &quot;You throw him in Dallas or Chicago, he&#39;d probably have a zillion offers.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563067081781178368">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I don't really get this. I understand what Bielema is trying to say, but it's not like kids from Arkansas don't get tons of offers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Deon Stewart is a great kid that was raised right and just gets better every day.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563067216753881089">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Kendrick Jackson was a MLB on the football team, PG on basketball team, SS on baseball team. Great player, great get</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563067375411802113">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On J. Ledbetter: &quot;280 pounds and (can do) a standing backflip. Great athlete. Great motor.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563067647647285249">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Merrick: &quot;Really got down to Jalen wanted him to be here with us. A lot of people in his house didn&#39;t want him to go to Arkansas.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563067792690528257">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Pettway: &quot;(Enos) was blown away standing in the gym watching.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563067985301356544">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Dominique Reed was our number one target at the WR position that could change the game for us</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563068213064654848">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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It's interesting that Reed was their #1 receiver target when it appeared they weren't going to risk signing him without knowing he'd qualify until the last few days. But everyone who's seen him agrees he has tons of talent.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: C Zach Rogers committed to Arkansas before I got to Arkansas - he is a bowling ball of butcher knives</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563068344589647873">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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A bowling ball of butcher knives!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema:  CJ O&#39;Grady will line up at the Y Position</p>&mdash; Razorback Nation (@RazNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/RazNation/status/563068369944203266">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: DE T.J. Smith - dad is high school principal. He weighed 282 when he was here on his visit after being at 240 to start his season</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563068621388541952">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>On Storey: &quot;Ty is just a champion. Very impressed he got through these four practices with us. Can&#39;t say enough about his ability.&quot;</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563068772626755585">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema: Willie Sykes flipped from Nebraska late. He has safety skills but cornerback feet.</p>&mdash; UA Traveler Sports (@UATravSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/UATravSports/status/563069181139369984">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema on Rawleigh Williams: It&#39;s just like crazy how much he reminds me of Montee Ball. Shares his father&#39;s name, has exceptional skills.</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/563069335296815107">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema: We built this class with the focus on the line on both fronts.</p>&mdash; Razorback Nation (@RazNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/RazNation/status/563069299351642113">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I suspect most of Bielema's recruiting classes fall that way.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema: To get early guys in early, unbelievable. It&#39;s very very helpful.</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563069416821501953">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: We should get a lot of guys in for both sessions of summer school since the first session doesn&#39;t start until late May.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563069594416709632">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: We know we are doing a good job when guys starting coming after our (committed) kids.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563069841272475649">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: Asked about KJ Hill de-committing, Bielema said that he really only wanted to talk about ones he got, but wishes him well.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563071558504435712">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema: The leve of football in Arknasas is exceptional. This year may be like those during Houston&#39;s run or Petrino&#39;s run.</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563070240436019200">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Interesting.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema: Rankings (of classes) mean nothing. Rather have underachieving 5-star or overachieving 3-star?</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563070363853398017">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Why does this question get posed like those are the only two options? Why not a 5* that plays like a 5*?

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I guess.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema: Go back to when the Texans had three TEs and they were all former players of mine.</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563070851197964289">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Bielema: Stewart, small explosive. Pettway, intermediate route guy. Reed, the deep threat.</p>&mdash; Eric Bolin (@ericwbolin) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericwbolin/status/563071244036501504">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: I had room for 28, but could only sign 25 due to SEC rule. Full on Friday and had to have one kid - who chose elsewhere - tear up..</p>&mdash; Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dedsports/status/563072185762603009">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Coach B: ...his letter of intent before I could send out another.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/563072333846700037">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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