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Hogs Bring In Exceptional Haul For Early National Signing Day

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NCAA Football: Mississippi at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas was able to close on early National Signing Day with a calm, non dramatic finish. The Razorbacks currently sit amongst the top 25 in all recruiting sites. Their highest ranking is with 247sports where they are 21st overall and eighth in the SEC. ESPN has the Hogs ranked 21st overall and eighth in the SEC, too. With Rivals, Arkansas is ranked the 22nd overall class and the 9th slot in the SEC. Last signing day, the Hogs did very well in a short amount of time by moving from the 100’s in the 247sports rankings all the way to a 20th overall finish. Winning in the SEC sure helps but with a coach who has a larger than life personality comes calling it is hard to turn him down.

The Hogs were able to bring in quite a haul on offense as they brought in their plenty of talent as the receiver position, a quarterback of the future and some larger offensive lineman that will be very welcome at their position.

Offense:

RB AJ Green

RB Javion Hunt

ATH Raheim “Rocket” Sanders

QB Landon Rogers

WR Ketron Jackson

OL Terry Wells

TE Erin Outley

QB Lucas Coley

OL Cole Carson

WR Bryce Stephens

WR Jaedon Wilson

So, who are the guys that pop out on paper as players who could come in an make an impact right away? With the running back and wide receiver positions set with possible incumbent starters there could be a logjam for guys wanting playing time and that is definitely a good problem to have. Raheim “Rocket” Sanders provides the Hogs with versatility that is similar to that of Treylon Burks. Sanders is a guy that will provide depth but play an abundance of spots all over the offense. Briles can split him out wide, in the slot, at tight end, running back, H-Back. He is the perfect weapon to compliment a player like Burks and Woods. Another incredible find by wide receivers coach, Justin Stepp.

The Razorbacks also signed a highly coveted receiver in Ketron Jackson out of Royse City, Texas who could be an instant starter when he gets to campus. At 6’3 190 has very big hands and the ability to catch the football in several different ways. In his final season of high school, Jackson reeled in 42 receptions for 841 yards and a career high 11 touchdowns.

Arkansas could have one of the fastest backfields in the country in 2020 if everything works out with their top running back signee, AJ Green. He was able to run a 10.38 second 100 meter dash as a true freshman which was a personal best. Green is very athletic with the ability to hit a home run shot at any moment.

DEFENSE

CB Keuan Parker

S Jayden Johnson

DT Solomon Wright

LB Christopher Paul

DB Chase Lowery

LB Marco Avant

LB Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan

DT Cameron Ball

DT Jalen Williams

This defensive tackle class was one of the best hauls at this position in a very long time. Tackles coach, Derrick Leblanc continues to show his tremendous recruiting skills that he had at Kentucky. Cameron Ball had over 40 offers coming out of his Atlanta area high school, Jalen Williams is the second best tackle out junior college and Solomon Wright has solid ability as the smallest of the two from Vian, Oklahoma. All three will look to crack the two-deep for the Razorbacks early if senior and fan favorite, Jonathan Marshall decides to leave for the NFL Draft.

SPECIALIST
K Cameron Little

TRANSFERS
WR Jaqualyn Crawford

DB Trent Gordon

Looking ahead at the 2022 class there is an absolutely loaded instate class similar to the one from 2008. That class began an offensive renaissance for the football program that would propel them to a BCS Sugar Bowl berth and a Cotton Bowl win. With the recruiting ability of this whole staff the sky is the limit for the Arkansas Razorbacks and the future of the football program.