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Arkansas Early Signing Day: DE Mataio Soli Signs With the Razorbacks

First signing of the day!

NCAA Football: Eastern Illinois at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The first NLI of the day is in and it just brought in a second generation Razorback to the class of 2019. Mataio Soli, son of former Arkansas defensive lineman Junior Soli has signed to play with the Hogs.

Soli is also a defensive lineman, and a talented one at that. He’s one of the Hogs many 4-star commits in this 2019 class. The WDE is the 20th ranked player at his position and made a big push upwards during his senior season.

He was a 3-star when he committed but his offer list that included Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Washington, and plenty of other schools. That was a big indication he was more talented than the initial ratings suggested and sure enough his stock rose.

Arkansas has brought in plenty of defensive ends in this class and he’s one of the most talented in that bunch. He will be among the group of freshmen who will have a shot at making an impact right away.