Arkansas’ new staff has really done a good job recruiting neighboring state Oklahoma. There is currently six commitments to the Hogs from the Sooner State. How has that compared to recent staffs dating back to 1999?
Pittman 2020-2021: 7 (1 transfer)
Morris 2018-2019: 4
Bielema 2013-2017: 6
Petrino 2008-2012: 14 (5 in 2010 class)
Nutt 1998-2007: 7
Arkansas has a really good class being put together right now. With Barry Odom and Jon Cooper as strong Oklahoma ties the Razorbacks could continue to reel in more Sooner State prospects as long as they are here. The lone commitment from the 2020 class is safety Myles Slusher. He was one of my top players on Arkansas’ radar during the Chad Morris era and as things continued to go south and his commitment to Oregon it seemed pretty much all said and done with....until Pittman, Odom and his staff arrived.
Keuan Parker, Javion Hunt, A.J. Green, Bryce Stephens, Solomon Wright and Cameron Little round out a very solid class for now. The bond and excitement these prospects have created could accelerate the tempo for even more Oklahoma talent to be added. Razorback freshman safety, Slusher believes a pipeline from Oklahoma will continue to be built.
Currently, Ty Williams has a few Arkansas voices in his head from fellow instate prospects. If the Hogs somehow manage to land Williams they would be adding the a four-star safety who is top 15 at his position in the country. Oh, he also attends Muskogee High School. There was another defensive back that was recently drafted at Arkansas who reared from Muskogee, Kam Curl. There is a downside though. Williams is currently committed to his instate Oklahoma State Cowboys. Will it stick?
Memorable Oklahoma Hogs (since 1999):
Myles Slusher, Felix Jones, Keon Hatcher, Ricky Stromberg, Levi Draper (graduate transfer from Oklahoma), Austin Cantrell and Alvin Bailey.