In a year where a lot of top in-state players went elsewhere, the Hogs were able to pull in Noah Gatlin from Jonesboro. Of the top nine Arkansas recruits, five are heading to Fayetteville and four are going elsewhere.
Gatlin has been a commit since June but opted to wait out the early signing period and confirming his commitment with the Hogs. He made his official visit in December after Chad Morris was named Head Coach. He stayed firm with his commitment and made it official today.
At 6’7” and 300 lbs., Gatlin has the size needed to be an SEC offensive lineman. He also had a pretty decent list of offers despite committing to the Hogs so early. Arizona State, Mississippi State, Iowa State, Indiana, and Texas Tech had all offered Gatlin. It’s no secret how much things need to be improved on the offensive line, so adding more depth can only help.