It’s a big recruiting weekend for the Hogs as several players make their way to Fayetteville. The week is already off to a good start with Kamren Curl’s commitment before coming this weekend. You can find a little more about his game here. It’s apparent the Hogs’ most recent commit and his father are big on the physical side of the game.
The commitment puts Arkansas in a good spot defensively now. The secondary was a big focus this year and Curl makes it four commits and Bret Bielema’s staff might not be done there. Arkansas is still pushing hard for Chevin Calloway, who is probably going to wait until signing day. Curl’s commitment means the Hogs can be more comfortable and flexible while waiting for the 4-star’s decision.
A goal of the staff is to add another defensive lineman with one of the final spots in this year’s class. One possibility could be JUCO All-American Malik Young who is expected to come this year. The JUCO route has been kind to the Hogs this recruiting cycle and one more will be very beneficial to Paul Rhodes’ efforts.
Basketball is back in Bud Walton as well and will take on an LSU team who is really struggling in the post-Ben Simmons era. Arkansas will look to their bench to get production as they have all year. Putting Dusty Hannahs in the sixth man role raised some eyebrows but the bench’s production has been huge and a big reason Arkansas beat Texas A&M.
Some scouts have questioned where on the offensive line Dan Skipper fits best at the next level. Turns out they all might have been wrong this whole time. Skipper flashed some athleticism catching a punt. Maybe his been missing out on his calling this whole time.