Hog Recruiting

Recruiting Class Important to helping Chad Morris get Football Team Trending in Right Direction

Fayetteville, Ark. - By Otis Kirk

Arkansas has 19 commitments for the Class of 2019. The season isn't going as they had hoped, but there's still eight games remaining. 

The recruiting class currently includes seven defensive linemen and then three on offense. So it's obvious the Hogs are going after some linemen in this class. They are expected to add one or two more offensive linemen and probably another on defense. 

Saddleback College in California will have offensive tackle Tim Anderson on his official visit to Arkansas for the Alabama game. In addition, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy defensive lineman Taurean Carter will also be on an official visit that game. Both are uncommitted. Carter was at the Arkansas game against North Texas on an unofficial. 

Joe T. Robinson defensive end Zach Williams said recently the commitments have a group chat where they talk to each other. Another defensive lineman, Putnam City (Okla.) end Collin Clay tweeted Sunday night he has had great conversations with Chad Morris. Clay has actively been recruiting others to the class on Twitter. 

As the season has unfolded, the coaches are seeing where some of the remaining scholarships should go. In addition to linemen on both sides of the ball, look for the secondary and wide receiver be a priority. Pulaski Academy tight end Hudson Henry is an obvious priority. The Hogs have a need at tight end for the 2019 season and Henry would fit what they are looking for. 

The secondary has Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman's Adonis Otey and Rison's Malik Chavis at cornerback. Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson's Myles Brooks is the safety. Those three are committed to Arkansas. 

They are still actively recruiting for the secondary. Mansfield Legacy safety Jalen Catalon and New Orleans Edna Karr cornerback Devin Bush are slated to be in Fayetteville for the Alabama game and an official visit as well.

Arkansas has three commitments at wide receiver including Warren's Treylon Burks, Jefferson (Texas) High School's TQ Jackson and Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy's Shamar Nash. They are still actively recruiting Murfreesboro Blackman's Trey Knox. Mark Smith and Justin Stepp were at the Blackman game this past Friday night to watch Otey, Knox and Murfreesboro Oakland cornerback Woodi Washington. 

Jeff Traylor watched Phenix City (Ala.) Central running back A'Montae Spivey rush for 155 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-0 victory over Opelika (Ala.) on Friday night. Spivey, who also caught two passes, is committed to the Hogs.

In addition to Williams and Clay, the Hogs have defensive line commitments from IMG Academy's Eric Gregory, Lufkin (Texas) High's Carl Williams, Mansfield Legacy's Enoch Jackson, Warren's Marcus Miller and Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County's Mataio Soli. 

On the offensive side of the ball, the Razorbacks have commitments from Tyler (Texas) Lee's Beaux Limmer, Jenks (Okla.) High's Brady Latham and Gulf Breeze (Fla.) High's Joseph Stone on the line. 

The other Arkansas commitments are Sardis (Miss.) North Panola quarterback KJ Jefferson and Fort Bend (Texas) Travis linebacker Zach Zimos. 

Jefferson, Spivey, Jackson, Gregory, Otey and Zach Williams will also officially visit for the game against the Tide. 


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