Bret Bielema and Arkansas received its ninth pledge for the 2017 recruiting class today from Jonathan Nance.
Nance is a former Southern Miss signee and receiver at Gulf Coast Community College (MS). The wideout stands 6-2, 185 pounds and had offers from the Razorbacks as well as Troy. He was also receiving interest from Colorado State.
In his freshman season at Gulf Coast, Nance caught 31 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns. He grabbed eight passes in a game once, and hauled in all three of his scores in the final two games of his season.
Nance was named MACJC Offensive Player of the Week for his five-catch, 109-yard receiving game against Itawamba Community College.
The Razorbacks appear to be going after athletes and receivers early in next year's class. Right now, Arkansas has two receivers on board – Nance and Bishop Gorman's (NV) Maleek Barley – to go along with three athletes.
You can find his highlight film here as well.
Here's what Nance had to say earlier this afternoon:
Blessed to say I'm a razorback commit @CoachMichaelSmi @BretBielema pic.twitter.com/lZDd4I1qpZ— Nance (@JonNance3) May 17, 2016