The Razorbacks received some great news Tuesday afternoon when starting center Frank Ragnow announced he would remain in Fayetteville for his senior season next year.
ArkansasRazorbacks.com is hosting a nice essay written by Ragnow about why he decided to come back. As many people know, Ragnow lost his father in the middle of the season this year, and he and his family have been grappling with that for the last few months. He cites the bonds he’s built with the Razorback family as a big part of why he’s sticking around.
This isn’t a huge surprise, but it was an option Ragnow was considering given that some considered him among the best centers in the country this year. He was named 2nd team All-SEC.
Ragnow was a bright spot on a unit that struggled badly at times in 2015, but he has also been a constant factor at guard in his freshman and sophomore seasons. This means Arkansas will likely only lose one starting lineman, Dan Skipper, this offseason, compared to losing three after 2015. Hopefully Arkansas will reap benefits from this in 2017.