The Razorbacks added to their 2016 recruiting class over the weekend with the commitment of shooting guard C.J. Jones from Mike Anderson's hometown of Birmingham.
Blessed to say I'm committed to the University of Arkansas ⚪️⚪️. pic.twitter.com/1kcCInH7MV— C.Jack (@Cj_jones2) February 21, 2016
Jones was committed to Chattanooga for a few months before reopening his recruitment recently. He had a couple of other offers from some smaller schools. He's considered a 3-star prospect and one of the top players in Alabama.
This is the third guard committed to Arkansas' class along with Jaylen Barford and Daryl Macon. Since Jones is 6'4" already as a senior in high school, it will be interesting to see if he might be able to grow another couple of inches and play small forward, a position in which Arkansas is in much greater need than shooting guard. Otherwise, Arkansas is on track to have four pure shooting guards on the roster next season, joining Macon, Dusty Hannahs, and Jimmy Whitt.
As of right now, if everybody currently on scholarship comes back next year, the Hogs are full at 13 commitments and won't be adding anybody else. Plenty of things could happen to open up more room for scholarships, however. They could put Manny Watkins back on walk-on status, Moses Kingsley could declare for the pros, or someone else could transfer. Some have wondered if Doobie Jenkins might be looking around since he hasn't even gotten playing time at the end of blowouts. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.