Remember National Signing Day 2013 and all the drama that unfolded? It's been a long time since Alex Collins' mother ran off with his papers to keep him from coming to Fayetteville. He racked up a lot of yards and touchdowns at Arkansas, proving that his decision turned out to be a pretty good one. This piece shows how Collins was able to make it to the NFL draft despite the obstacles. Arkansas turned out to be a good decision for Alex's pro prospects, and he should be picked on one of the first two days of the draft after becoming part of one of the weirdest Signing Day stories we've ever heard.
Speaking of draft prospects, SB Nation has the top 300 ranked. Recently we posted the tight end position rankings that had Hunter Henry at No. 1. Six Razorbacks are listed in the top 300 and three are in the top 100 as well. You can also go into each of the position rankings, too, like the running backs, where Collins and Jonathan Williams are ranked third and sixth, respectively. Now this isn't an indication of where they will be picked. It is just ranking the players and not taking team needs into account. But the possibility of six Hogs getting drafted is exciting, not to mention really good for program exposure.
Spring Games have just as much entertainment surrounding them as actually watching the game. Bret Bielema teased that there would be some heartwarming moments in between quarters at this Saturday's spring game. Turns out one of those moments will be Hunter Henry being honored with his Mackey Award. Henry is one of the best tight ends to ever come to Fayetteville, and could potentially hear his name called in the first round of the draft, although the second round seems more likely at this point.
It's not 'Nolan Richardson Court' in Bud Walton Arena like a lot of Razorback fans have been calling for, but Nolan is getting a similar honor very soon. His high school alma mater will be naming its gym after him. The school district also named a middle school after him previously. Bowie High School – where Richardson was a football and basketball star before coaching there for 10 years – is where Nolan Richardson Gym can be found.