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Razorback Football 2014 Signing Class (Complete)

Details on the finalized 2014 recruiting class for the Razorback Football Program

Arkansas Announces 2014 Signing Class

 

 

Anthony Brown, Fr., DE, 6-4, 221, Miami, Fla. (Miami Killian HS)

*Jared Cornelius, Fr., WR, 6-1, 185, Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

Juan Day, Fr., RB, 6-2, 210, North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock HS)

Kendrick Edwards, Fr., WR, 6-6, 205, Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland HS)

Dwayne Eugene, Fr., LB, 6-1, 200, Marrero, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS)

Cornelius Floyd, Fr., CB, 6-1, 190, Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep)

Khalia Hackett, Fr., LB, 6-3, 210, Douglasville, Ga. (South Paulding HS)

Jake Hall, Fr., DE, 6-5, 250, Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS)

Cole Hedlund, Fr., K, 5-10, 170, Argyle, Texas (Argyle HS)

*Cody Hollister, So., WR, 6-4, 205, Bend, Ore. (Arizona Western/Mountain West HS)

Bijhon Jackson, Fr., DT, 6-2, 320, El Dorado, Ark. (El Dorado HS)

Jack Kraus, Fr., TE, 6-5, 250, Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS)

Josh Liddell, Fr., S, 6-1, 193, Pine Bluff, Ark. (Dollarway Senior HS)

*Chris Murphy, Fr., CB, 5-10, 180, Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter HS)

*Rafe Peavey, Fr., QB, 6-2, 212, Bolivar, Mo. (Bolivar HS)

Jovan Pruitt, Fr., OT, 6-6, 290, Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne HS)

Frank Ragnow, Fr., OT, 6-6, 291, Chanhassen, Minn. (Chanhassen HS)

Santos Ramirez, Fr., CB, 6-1, 172, Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

Randy Ramsey, Fr., LB, 6-4, 215, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard HS)

JoJo Robinson, Fr., WR, 6-0, 185, Miami, Fla. (Miami Northwestern HS)

Henre’ Toliver, Fr., CB, 6-1, 165, Marrero, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS)

Sebastian Tretola, Jr., OT, 6-5, 315, San Bernardino, Calif. (Iowa Western CC/Cajon HS)

Brian Wallace, Fr., OT, 6-6, 305, Florissant, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

Armon Watts, Fr., DT, 6-5, 250, Saint Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

 

-Classifications are listed as of fall of 2014

*Enrolled in January, 2014

 

Anthony Brown

DE, 6-4, 221, Miami, Fla. (Miami Killian HS)

Brown had a composite score of 76 according to 247Sports.com. He helped Miami Killian to the 2013 District 16-8A championship for the first time since 2008 as the team advanced to the Region 4-8A semifinal round of the state playoffs. He contributed 34 tackles, including 12 for loss with 10 sacks, on a defense that allowed an average of 11.6 points per game and had three shutouts in the 12-game season. Brown also played basketball for the Cougars and only played football his final two seasons. In addition to defensive line, he also was the team’s kicker and punter his junior season. He competed in regional chess competitions, earned the Science Achievement Award and volunteered at the Camillus House for the homeless in Miami. He was coached at Miami Killian by Corey Johnson. Brown chose Arkansas after receiving offers from Mississippi State, Michigan State, Cincinnati, South Florida and others.

 

Jared Cornelius
WR, 6-1, 185, Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

Cornelius was a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com. Cornelius was ranked as the No. 23 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 89 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals. He was the No. 47 prospect in the state according to 247Sports.com. Cornelius helped Evangel Christian win the District 1-3A championship and advance to the Louisiana Division II state semifinals during his senior season. In 2013, Cornelius had 71 receptions for 1,189 yards and 16 touchdowns. The team achieved winning seasons during Cornelius’ career finishing 10-2 in 2013 and 12-3 in 2012. In 2012, he had 90 receptions for 1,585 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was coached at Evangel Christian by Byron Dawson and Phillip Dees. Cornelius chose Arkansas over offers from Missouri, Tennessee, Houston, TCU and San Diego State.

 

Juan Day

RB, 6-2, 210, North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock HS)

Day was a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Rivals ranked Day as the No. 3 prospect from Arkansas and the No. 40 running back in the nation. Day had a scouting grade of 85 and was ranked No. 8 in Arkansas and the No. 61 running back in the country by 247Sports. Day was also named to the Hawgs247 all-state team. North Little Rock finished the 2013 season 10-3, won the conference title and advanced to the semifinal round of the Arkansas 7A state playoffs. Day rushed 39 times for 320 yards and had three touchdowns, in addition to catching four passes for 85 yards and one touchdown in three games before sustaining an injury. In 2012, North Little Rock had another winning season of 10-2, including going undefeated in conference play, and made another trip to the state semifinals behind Day’s 915 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He was coached at North Little Rock by Brad Boling. Day chose Arkansas following his junior season.

 

Kendrick Edwards

WR, 6-6, 205, Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland HS)

Edwards was ranked as the No. 75 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com. He was a three-star prospect by Scout, ESPN and 247Sports.com. According to 247Sports, Edwards was the No. 92 wide receiver in the country and the No. 94 overall prospect from Florida. As a senior, he made 20 catches for 300 yards and six touchdowns while also playing quarterback in the Vikings’ Wing-T offense. In 2012, Miami Norland won eight games, including a four-game win streak that led to the regional semifinals, and he caught 30 passes for 534 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught 45 passes for 715 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Vikings’ undefeated 5A state champion team. He also played basketball and was an honor-roll student while volunteering at Optimist Park and Sun Life Stadium. He was coached by Daryle Heidelburg at Miami Norland, the same high school attended by Arkansas linebackers coach Randy Shannon. Edwards chose Arkansas over offers from Auburn, South Carolina, Louisville, Rutgers and Syracuse.

 

Dwayne Eugene

LB, 6-1, 200, Marrero, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS)

Eugene was a three-star according to ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. He received a grade of 86 from Scout and was ranked as the No. 32 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 69 safety prospect in the country by 247Sports. Eugene was a team captain, three-year starter and helped Archbishop Rummel to back-to-back Division I state championships in 2012 and 2013. During his three seasons, the Raiders put together a 36-5 record, including 16-0 in 2012. His senior season, he recorded 73 tackles, five fumble recoveries and two interceptions. As a junior, he collected 94 tackles, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions and scored two touchdowns. In his first season as a starter, he made 74 tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries and scored three touchdowns for a 10-2 season that ended in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. Eugene was also a member of the basketball and track and field teams. He volunteered with the Special Olympics and helped special needs children learn to swim working with JoJo’s Hope. He was coached at Archbishop Rummel by Jay Roth. Eugene chose Arkansas after receiving offers from Arizona, Tulane, Western Kentucky and South Alabama.

 

Cornelius Floyd

CB, 6-1, 190, Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep)

Floyd earned a three-star rating as a versatile athlete who excelled at wide receiver and cornerback in high school. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 85 cornerback in the country, while 247Sports.com Composite rankings tabbed him as the 133rd-best wide receiver in the nation. As a senior, he recorded 45 tackles, including 25 solo, and seven interceptions with two of those returned for touchdowns while helping Gulliver Prep advance to the regional semifinal round of the 4A state playoffs. He was named to the all-state academic team and earned first-team all-state honors and first team All-Dade honors. During his junior season he made 40 tackles and two interceptions, scoring a total of four touchdowns, including two on kickoff returns, to help lead the Raiders to the regional finals. He also participated in basketball and track and field. He was coached at Gulliver by Earl Sims. Floyd chose the Razorbacks over Oklahoma, Virginia, Cincinnati, UCF and Pittsburgh.

 

Khalia Hackett

LB, 6-3, 210, Douglasville, Ga. (South Paulding HS)

Hackett comes to Arkansas after he was given three stars by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. ESPN ranked him as the No. 52 linebacker in the country and the No. 63 overall prospect from Georgia. In 2013, he registered 85 tackles, including four for loss, leading South Paulding to the playoffs for the first time in school history. The Spartans advanced to the second round of the 5A state playoffs and finished with a 10-2 record after consecutive six-win seasons. Throughout his career, he recorded 165 tackles, six for loss, 1.5 sacks and five interceptions. He was coached at South Paulding by Ed Kostner. Hackett chose Arkansas after receiving offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Cincinnati and East Carolina.

 

Jake Hall

DE, 6-5, 250, Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS)

Hall was a three-star recruit ranked as the No. 6 prospect in Arkansas by ESPN. He was ranked as the seventh-best prospect out of Arkansas and the No. 35 strongside defensive end in the country by 247Sports.com. In 2013, he helped lead Har-Ber to the quarterfinal round of the 7A state playoffs and an 8-4 record by making 67 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery. He was named to the all-state team and the Outstanding Lineman in 7A-West. As a junior, he collected 50 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and forced three fumbles as the Wildcats won seven games and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. He was coached at Har-Ber by Chris Wood. Hall chose Arkansas after receiving offers from Cincinnati and ULM.

 

Cole Hedlund

K, 5-10, 170, Argyle, Texas (Argyle HS)

Hedlund was a vital part of Argyle’s 2013 Texas 3A D2 state championship team. He was named a Parade All-American and first-team All-USA by USA Today. He also won the Chris Sailer Award presented to the National Placekicker of the Year. Hedlund was a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com. He was ranked as the No. 3 kicker in the country by 247Sports. With Hedlund kicking his way into the record books, Argyle ran through a perfect 16-0 season and the 3A D2 state title in 2013. Hedlund holds the national record with 25 made field goals in a season from his sophomore year and with 56 career made field goals. He made 157 straight PATs, including a perfect 101-for-101 in 2013. As a senior, he was 24-of-30 on field goals with a long of 57 yards and led the country in kick scoring with 168 points. His junior year, he made 7-of-10 field goal attempts for Argyle’s 11-2 team that advanced to the third round of the state playoffs. As a sophomore, he was 25-for-30 on field goal attempts, breaking the national record for single-season made field goals, and the Eagles ended their 14-2 season with an appearance in the state championship game. He also played soccer. He was coached at Argyle by Todd Rogers. Hedlund chose the Razorbacks over Texas A&M.

 

Cody Hollister

WR, 6-4, 205, Bend, Ore. (Arizona Western/Mountain View HS)

Hollister was a three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 20 junior college wide receiver in the country by ESPN. He was ranked as the No. 17 junior college prospect in Arizona and the No. 27 junior college wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports.com. In his senior season at Mountain View High School in Bend, Ore., Hollister helped lead the Cougars to the 5A state championship and was named first-team all-state. He caught 12 passes for 146 yards in the state championship game, giving the city of Bend its first state title since 1940, and finished the 2011 season with 64 receptions for 1,038 yards and 15 touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 72 passes for 1,270 yards and 15 touchdowns while helping Mountain View advance to the semifinal round of the state playoffs. Following his prep career, Hollister redshirted as a freshman at Nevada before transferring to Arizona Western College. In 2013, Hollister was a first-team all-conference selection after leading the team with 69 receptions for 934 yards and five touchdowns. He was coached by Tom Monnick at Arizona Western and Steve Turner at Mountain View. Hollister also received scholarship offers from Wyoming and Troy. He was involved with FCA and Athletes for Orphans while in high school in addition to playing basketball and baseball.

 

Bijhon Jackson

DT, 6-2, 320, El Dorado, Ark. (El Dorado HS)

Jackson was ranked as the No. 1 prospect from Arkansas by ESPN and 247Sports Composite rankings. 247Sports Composite ranked him as the No. 5 defensive tackle in the country, while ESPN tabbed him as the nation’s No. 6 defensive tackle and Scout.com ranked him as the No. 4 defensive tackle prospect in the country. He participated in the 2014 US Army All-American Bowl, recording two tackles to help the West to a 28-6 win. He helped lead El Dorado to a 6A state championship and a 13-1 record during his sophomore season as he recorded 47 tackles, including eight for loss and two sacks. During his junior season he recorded 67 tackles, including 12 for loss and six sacks, and earned all-state honors. In 2013, he helped lead El Dorado to another state title, the school’s fourth in five years, by recording 61 tackles, including 14 for loss, with one interception. He finished high school with 175 tackles in his career. He was named to the Hawgs247 all-state team for the Class of 2014 and was twice named academic all-conference. He was coached at El Dorado by Scott Reed. Jackson received numerous offers and chose Arkansas over Alabama and Ole Miss.

 

Jack Kraus

TE, 6-5, 250, Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS)

Kraus was given three stars by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Rivals ranked him as the No. 7 prospect from Arkansas, and ESPN ranked him eighth in Arkansas and the nation’s No. 31 tight end. He was also named to the Hawgs247 all-state team for the Class of 2014. Kraus helped lead Bentonville to three straight 7A state championship games. In 2013, he caught 12 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns while grading at 84% blocking and registering 40 knockdown blocks for the state championship team that finished 11-2. Kraus caught 19 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns and had 72 knockdown blocks during his junior year. He recorded 112 receiving yards, one touchdown and 42 knockdowns during his sophomore year. He led the Tigers to a 36-4 record over his three years. He was an honor-roll student all four years and also played basketball while volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Bentonville. He was coached at Bentonville by Barry Lunney Sr. Kraus committed to Arkansas following his junior season.

 

Josh Liddell

S, 6-1, 193, Pine Bluff, Ark. (Dollarway Senior HS)

Liddell was ranked as a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and ESPN. He was ranked No. 3 overall in Arkansas and as the No. 38 safety in the country by 247Sports. He played on both sides of the ball, seeing action at safety, running back and quarterback. He led Dollarway to an undefeated conference season, the 2-4A title and the semifinal round of the state playoffs playing quarterback in 2013. As a senior, he completed 44-of-58 passes for 1,257 yards and 15 touchdowns while also rushing 112 times for 1,278 yards and 21 touchdowns. Defensively, Liddell tallied 45 tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups. In his junior season, he made 50 tackles and four interceptions while contributing 1,500 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns. As a sophomore, he recorded 45 tackles and 12 interceptions in addition to 800 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He was coached at Dollarway by Cortez Lee. Liddell chose Arkansas over many offers, including Boise State.

 

Chris Murphy
CB, 5-10, 180, Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter HS)

Murphy helped make history his senior season at Lassiter, as the Trojans repeated as Region 5-AAAAAA champions for the first time. Rivals.com ranked him the 41st-best prospect in Georgia and 43rd in the country at his position. He was ranked as the 49th-best cornerback in the nation by ESPN. He finished his final campaign with 31 tackles, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked field goal. A second-team all-region selection as a junior, Murphy recorded 19 tackles, 15 pass breakups, three interceptions and one fumble recovery as Lassiter went undefeated with a 10-0 record during the 2012 regular season. As a sophomore, Murphy registered two interceptions, 13 pass breakups and 27 tackles. He was a five-time academic honor roll selection, has played the violin since kindergarten and participates in volunteer work with special education children. He was coached at Lassiter by Jep Irwin. Murphy selected Arkansas from multiple offers, including Missouri, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Arizona and Washington State.

 

Rafe Peavey
QB, 6-2, 212, Bolivar, Mo. (Bolivar HS)

Peavey, a four-star, was rated as the No. 8 quarterback prospect by Tom Lemming. ESPN ranked him as the No. 4 prospect from Missouri and the No. 10 quarterback in the nation. He earned the No. 10 ranking among pro-style quarterbacks nationally from 247Sports.com, while Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 2 prospect from Missouri and the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the country. He participated in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game, finishing 7-of-11 passing for 71 yards and leading two scoring drives. Peavey led Bolivar to an undefeated regular season during his senior year. Bolivar won 12 consecutive games in 2013, including an 11th straight Central Ozark Conference championship and the Missouri Class 4, District 7 title. Peavey’s Liberators were the first team to go 12-0 in school history, and the quarterfinals were the farthest the team advanced in 11 years. In his senior season, he earned first-team all-state honors after he was 127-of-185 passing for 2,294 yards and 16 touchdowns and had 187 carries for 1,557 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns. He had three additional winning seasons at Bolivar, finishing 9-3 his junior year, 9-2 his sophomore year and 8-1 on the freshman team while also rushing 11 times for 121 yards in varsity competition. During his junior and sophomore seasons, he was 191-of-288 passing for 3,696 yards and 38 touchdowns and had 156 carries for 1,040 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was an All-Central Ozarks Conference and all-district selection each of his three years as the starter and was also named the Central Ozarks Conference MVP. He was coached at Bolivar by Lance Roweton. Peavey chose Arkansas after receiving numerous offers, including Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss and Kentucky.

 

Jovan Pruitt

OT, 6-6, 290, Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne HS)

Pruitt was a four-star prospect and the No. 15 offensive tackle in the country according to Scout.com. Rivals.com tabbed him as the No. 37 prospect in Texas and the nation’s 35th-best offensive tackle. ESPN gave him a grade of 78 and ranked him the No. 78 prospect in Texas and the No. 40 offensive tackle in the nation. Pruitt was ranked as the No. 51 prospect from Texas and the No. 52 offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports.com. In 2013, he was a team captain and earned honorable-mention all-state and first-team all-district acclaim as Bishop Dunne had a seven-win season and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. He was coached at Bishop Dunne by Michael Johnson and Ken Davis. Pruitt chose Arkansas over numerous other offers including Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, UCLA and Washington.

 

Frank Ragnow

OT, 6-6, 291, Chanhassen, Minn. (Chanhassen HS)

Ragnow was given four stars from ESPN, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. He was ranked as the No. 3 prospect from Minnesota by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals.com. According to 247Sports Composite ranking, Ragnow had a grade of 89 and was the country’s 24th-best offensive tackle. He was one of two 2014 Army All-American Bowl nominees from Minnesota and also was invited to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl following his senior season. During his career at Chanhassen, Ragnow was twice named all-state, all-metro and all-conference. He also played defense and accrued 102 tackles, including 14 sacks, and two fumble recoveries. In his senior year, he helped the Storm to a school-record seven-game win streak from week three to the quarterfinal round of the sectional playoffs. In addition to football, he also played basketball and contested the shot put and discus throw and was a captain on all three teams. In the classroom, he was an honor-roll student. He was coached at Chanhassen by Bill Rosberg. Ragnow chose Arkansas over offers from Minnesota, Florida State, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

 

Santos Ramirez

CB, 6-1, 172, Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

Ramirez was a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. He earned a scouting grade of 88 and ranked as the No. 28 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 49 safety in the nation by 247Sports. Rivals ranked him 26th in Louisiana and the No. 50 cornerback in the country. He was named first-team all-state, first-team all-district and first-team all-city as a senior after he making 88 tackles and 10 interceptions and helping Evangel Christian to a 10-2 record that included an undefeated season in district play. The Eagles won the District 1-3A championship and advanced to the Division II state semifinals. As a junior he made 76 tackles, four interceptions and 10 pass breakups and was a first-team all-state selection. In his sophomore year he recorded 33 tackles and grabbed two interceptions. He also played basketball and ran track in addition to volunteering with the elderly at nursing homes in Shreveport and earning recognition on the Principal’s List for his work in the classroom. He was coached at Evangel Christian by Byron Dawson. Ramirez chose Arkansas over offers from LSU, Baylor, Memphis, Southern Miss and Air Force.

 

Randy Ramsey

LB, 6-4, 215, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard HS)

Ramsey played cornerback, safety, linebacker and defensive end in high school. ESPN, Rivals.com and 247 Composite rated him with three stars. In 2013, he registered 83 tackles, including 34 for loss with 25 sacks, and four forced fumbles to help lead Dillard to eight wins, an undefeated mark in conference play and a spot in the regional semifinal round of the Florida 6A state playoffs. His junior year he helped the Panthers to six wins and the regional quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. He was coached at Dillard by Lorenzo Davis. Ramsey chose Arkansas over offers from Kentucky, North Carolina State, Cincinnati, Rutgers and Illinois.

 

JoJo Robinson

WR, 6-0, 185, Miami, Fla. (Miami Northwestern HS)

Robinson was rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Scout.com. Touted as one of the best route runners in the 2014 class, he was ranked as the No. 22 athlete in the country and No. 35 prospect in Florida by 247Sports.com Composite ranking. Rivals.com pegged him as the No. 59 receiver in the country and the No. 55 prospect in Florida, while ESPN ranked him No. 145 on the ESPN 300. His junior season he made 35 receptions for 445 yards and three touchdowns and added 161 yards and one touchdown on 29 rushing attempts to help the Bulls to the regional semifinal round of the 6A state playoffs. As a sophomore, he caught 16 passes for 153 yards and one touchdown while rushing 29 times for 98 yards and two touchdowns on an eight-win team. He was coached at Miami Northwestern by Stephen Field. Robinson chose Arkansas over numerous offers including Florida State, LSU, Auburn, TCU and South Florida.

 

Henre’ Toliver

CB, 6-1, 165, Marrero, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS)

Toliver was a four-star with a scout grade of 90 and ranked as the No. 18 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 27 cornerback in the country by 247Sports.com. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 20 recruit from Louisiana and the nation’s 42nd-best cornerback. He was part of the Archbishop Rummel team that claimed back-to-back Division I state championships in 2012 and 2013. He made 10 interceptions in high school, including interceptions to clinch consecutive three-point victories in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the state playoffs as a senior. He made 25 tackles and two interceptions, earning All-District 9-5A honors as a junior. He also played basketball and helped his team advance to the state quarterfinals his junior season. As a sophomore, he recorded 42 tackles with three interceptions. Off the field, he was honor-roll student and volunteered at the local Senior Center. He was coached at Archbishop Rummel by Jay Roth. Toliver chose Arkansas after receiving numerous offers, including Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona State, Kentucky and Louisville.

 

Sebastian Tretola

OT, 6-5, 315, San Bernardino, Calif. (Iowa Western CC/Cajon HS)

Tretola comes to Arkansas from Iowa Western Community College after beginning his collegiate career at Nevada. The San Bernardino, Calif., native was ranked as a four-star by 247Sports.com, the No. 1 junior college prospect in Iowa, the No. 8 junior college offensive tackle in the country and the 29th-best junior college prospect in the nation. He also was ranked 63rd in the Rivals.com junior college top 100. ESPN ranked him as the country’s No. 11 junior college offensive tackle. He earned first-team all-conference honors in 2013 after helping the Reivers win the Midwest Football Conference championship and a No. 2 final ranking following a defeat of Butler in the Graphic Edge Bowl. He redshirted as a true freshman at Nevada and saw action in 10 games with four starts in 2012, helping the Wolf Pack to the New Mexico Bowl. He helped lead Cajon High School to a league championship as a junior and was twice a first-team all-league selection, adding first-team all-county honors as a senior. Tretola was coached at Iowa Western by Scott Strohmeier and at Cajon by Kim Battin. Tretola selected Arkansas after receiving multiple scholarship offers from schools including Oklahoma, Florida, Texas Tech, TCU and South Florida.

 

Brian Wallace

OT, 6-6, 305, Florissant, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

Wallace was a four-star prospect and played in the 2014 US Army All-American Bowl. He was ranked as the top overall prospect in Missouri, the No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation and the 37th-best overall prospect by 247Sports.com. ESPN.com and Rivals.com ranked Wallace as the country’s No. 9 offensive tackle and the second-best prospect from Missouri. Rivals pegged him as the No. 96 overall prospect in the country, and he was 126th on the ESPN 300. In 2013, he helped Christian Brothers reach a 9-3 overall record, including an undefeated record in district play, and advance to the third round of the Class 6A state playoffs. He was named first-team all-state and first-team All-Metro Catholic Conference as a senior. He earned first-team all-conference, second-team all-district and second-team all-metro after helping lead the Cadets to an 11-1 record and the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs in his junior season. He also participated in the shot put and discus for the track and field team and volunteered at the Center of Creative Arts at the YMCA. He was coached at Christian Brothers by Scott Pingel. Wallace chose Arkansas after receiving numerous offers including Alabama, Missouri, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan State and Nebraska.

 

Armon Watts

DT, 6-5, 250, Saint Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

Watts was a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. He received a scouting grade of 85 from 247Sports and a grade of 78 from ESPN. ESPN ranked him as the No. 10 prospect from Missouri and the No. 61 defensive tackle in the country. Scout ranked him 54th among the nation’s defensive tackles. He helped Christian Brothers to a record of 9-3 in 2013, including an undefeated season in district play. Christian Brothers also advanced to the third round of the Class 6A state playoffs as Watts tallied 66 tackles, including 14.5 for loss with five sacks. As a junior, he recorded 57 tackles, including five for loss with four sacks, and one fumble recovery as the Cadets finished 11-1 and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. He also played basketball and soccer. He was coached at Christian Brothers by Scott Pingel. Watts chose Arkansas over numerous offers, including Missouri, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Wisconsin.

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