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Arkansas Recruiting: Giovanni LaFrance Commits to the Razorbacks

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Linebacker 6'1" 239 lbs. New Orleans, Louisiana

Vive LaFrance!

I'm sure he's never heard that before ever in his life.

Arkansas added to their group of new linebackers in the 2016 class with the commitment of the excellently-named Giovanni LaFrance from New Orleans.

LaFrance committed to Arkansas while on his official visit this weekend this weekend. He was part of the Razorbacks' giant January 22nd recruiting weekend. LaFrance chose the Razorbacks over offers from Oklahoma State, Louisville, Texas Tech, Cal, Arizona State, and many others. A composite 3-star prospect, he actually committed to his hometown school of Tulane last year, but decommitted after their coaching change.

This is Arkansas' fourth commitment from Louisiana and the second linebacker along with De'jon Harris. The Razorbacks now have three linebackers committed. Bret Bielema said recently he wanted to sign four linebackers, so we'll have to see who the Hogs come up with for the fourth one.

LaFrance is the 17th commitment in the Razorbacks' 2016 class.