By Otis Kirk
Arkansas has added a talented kicker to the football team with the addition of Little Rock Catholic’s Chris Elser.
Elser, 5-9,160, was a senior during the 2017 season then spent the fall semester at Arkansas as a true freshman, but as a regular student. He has now joined the football team.
Elser has a strong leg. As a senior, he was 15 of 17 on field goals with a long of 54 and 40 of his 48 kickoffs were touchbacks. Of his kickoffs, 33 traveled 70 yards or more. His longest punt was 61 yards.
Connor Limpert will be a senior with the football team this fall and was one of the more consistent Razorbacks regardless of position. But Elser is a talented kicker who could certainly make a big impact before he is finished.
Arkansas has had a lot of success with players from Greenwood since Coach Rick Jones took over there.
He now has another prospect the Hogs will host on Monday. Class of 2019 Defensive end Morgan Hanna had a very good senior year for Jones. Hanna, 6-4, 220, finished with 90 tackles, including 19 unassisted, 19 tackles for loss, eight sacks, 12 quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery.
Hanna holds offers from Arkansas Tech, McPherson College, UCA (PWO), Missouri Southern State, TCU (PWO), Ouachita Baptist and Henderson State.
It’s possible the Hogs will extend a preferred walk-on offer to Hanna as well. Current Greenwood players at Arkansas are redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Noland and junior linebacker Grant Morgan.
Add Another One
Highland Park (Texas) 2020 quarterback Chandler Morris has added another offer today.
The latest came from North Texas and he announced it on Twitter.
Morris, 6-0, 170, is the son of Arkansas coach Chad Morris. In addition to North Texas, he currently holds offers to Kansas, SMU, Colorado, Oklahoma, Auburn, Clemson and the Razorbacks.
As a junior while leading the Scots to a perfect 16-0 state championship, Morris passed for 4,010 yards and 46 touchdowns while Morris rushed for 675 yards and 20 touchdowns. Morris was named the MVP of the Class 5A Division I state championship game. He also was named SportsDay’s Offensive Player of the Year.