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Arkansas Razorbacks News: Receivers, Rawleigh, and Baseball Projections

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Plus an in depth look at Arkansas basketball’s newest transfer

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Arkansas replacing nearly their entire receiving corps is a storyline that probably all Razorback fans are getting tired of hearing. Until the Hogs lineup in the season opener it’s not going away anytime soon. ESPN has a piece about the talent but inexperience looking to fill the shoes. The JUCO transfers of Brandon Martin and Jonathan Nance look to have a head start over several young players.

More on Rawleigh Williams’ injury is here, though it’s nothing really new. Williams, his family, and Bret Bielema will meet with medical staff in Arkansas to determine his playing future. There is no update right now, but one should come in the near future after they get more information from the medical staff.

The SEC Baseball standings are a jumbled mess but the NCAA regional picture is a bit more clear. D1Baseball came out with regional projections yesterday and Arkansas is currently a 2 seed heading to Fort Worth. Arkansas has opportunities to win some series and host, but if they don’t there will be plenty of potential landing spots in Texas as a two seed.

The first opportunity to get back to winning ways is this weekend’s series against Tennessee. The Vols have been competitive but have been on the losing end of a lot of games this season. Getting two this weekend will be huge for Dave Van Horn’s squad in both the SEC standings and for hosting possibilities.

A few days ago Jalen Harris’ transfer to Arkansas was announced. He will sit out next season and have three years of eligibility. Here is a breakdown of his game, which he models after his favorite point guard, John Wall. His strength is as a facilitator, and could play like a more athletic Jabril Durham. His addition rounds out a solid recruiting class for the 2018-19 season, which has a lot of talent but no true point guard. Harris could be an important piece to that team.