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Kristian Fulton Signs With LSU Over Arkansas on National Signing Day

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It was a dream worth dreaming.

Arkansas was hoping to capitalize on their recent efforts in the New Orleans area by signing Kristian Fulton from Archbishop Rummel in Metairie, but it didn't work out. Fulton signed with LSU this morning.

As for Arkansas, this means the Hogs - barring some sort of unexpected development - will end up with juco All-American Joseph Putu as the only pure cornerback commitment. They do have two signees at safety in Deon Edwards and Micahh Smith. Cornerback was not a huge priority in this class for Arkansas because they have plenty on the roster. Arkansas didn't lose a single cornerback from last year's team. Of course, the Hogs don't have an elite talent in the group like Fulton, which would have been big for Arkansas.

Fulton was one of the visitors from the big January 22nd weekend, which resulted in only Giovanni LaFrance's signature for Arkansas. Fans will likely refer back to that weekend as a cautionary tale much like the DGB weekend in 2012 in future years when big recruiting weekends happen.

This should be the end of National Signing Day activity for Arkansas this year barring some sort of surprise. With 21 signees, they have room to add more if they want or they can hold them over for early enrollees in the 2017 class if they want.