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Arkansas Recruiting: Austin Capps Commits To The Razorbacks

Defensive Tackle 6'4" 307 lbs. Star City, Arkansas

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The Razorbacks landed an important piece of their 2016 recruiting class with the commitment of Star City defensive end Austin Capps.

Capps is one of the top players in the state this year and is probably the strongest. He power cleaned 360 pounds recently, which would tie the state record (set by Bijhon Jackson) if he does that at the Arkansas High School Weightlifting Championships.

He's a composite 4* player with offers from Louisville, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State while receiving interest from several others. He's also visited Auburn and LSU. He had discussed letting his recruiting play out through the year but decided to pull the trigger while on an unofficial visit to Fayetteville over the weekend.

Arkansas has done a great job of recruiting defensive linemen since Bret Bielema took over. Capps will join what could be the deepest unit on the team when he makes it to campus next year. The Hogs hope fellow in-state defensive line star McTelvin Agim will be joining him.

Capps is the second commitment of Arkansas' 2016 class, joining Smackover wide receiver Jordan Jones. It's all south Arkansas for the Hogs so far this year (but probably not for long).