Arkansas football recruiting: Latest updates on the Razorbacks’ 2018 class

Arkansas is expected to sign most of its 11 committed 2018 recruits next week during the first early signing period.

The Razorbacks class has been undergoing some changes recently, with Chad Morris replacing Bret Bielema as coach. Under Morris, the Hogs have added three commitments and opted to no longer pursue some top targets of the previous staff.

Here’s an update on where things stand for the 2018 class:

Where Arkansas’ class ranks

Arkansas’ 2018 class is ranked  No. 65 nationally and  No. 13 in the SEC, according to the 247Sports composite. The Hogs have an average commit rating of 86.41, which ranks No. 35 nationally and No. 12 in the SEC.

Latest headlines

In case you missed anything from this week, here are the latest recruiting headlines:

Chad Morris’ 2018 offers by the numbers

  • Reported offers under Morris: 13
  • 5-star offers: 0
  • 4-star offers: 3
  • In-state recruits offered: 2
  • Texas recruits offered: 9

Commits

  • QB Connor Noland,  4 stars, Greenwood (Ark.)
  • LB Bumper Pool, 4 stars, Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas)
  • ATH Sean Michael Flanagan,  3 stars, Charleston (Ark.)
  • OL Luke Jones,  3 stars, Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.)
  • CB LaDarrius Bishop, 3 stars, Ashdown (Ark.)
  • WR Michael Woods, 3 stars, Magnolia (Texas)
  • DL John Mincey,  3 stars, Clinch County (Homerville, Ga.)
  • DL Isaiah Nichols,  3 stars, Springdale (Ark.)
  • OL Noah Gatlin,  3 stars, Jonesboro (Ark.)
  • OL Noah Banks, 3 stars, Iowa Western C.C.
  • OL Silas Robinson, 3 stars, Yoakum (Texas)

Top uncommitted targets

  • QB Gerry Bohanon Jr.,  4 stars, Earle (Ark.)
  • WR Joshua Moore, 4 stars, Yoakum (Texas)
  • DB Jordan Moore, 3 stars, Yoakum (Texas)
  • DL Billy Ferrell, 3 stars, Fordyce (Ark.)

Position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position with SEC Country’s projection of how many will be signed:

  • QB: 1/2 (Noland)
  • RB: 0/0
  • TE: 0/0
  • WR: 1/2 (Woods)
  • OL: 4/4 (Gatlin, Jones, Banks, Robinson)
  • DL: 2/3 (Mincey, Nichols)
  • LB: 1/2 (Pool)
  • CB: 1/1 (Bishop)
  • S: 1/2 (Flanagan)

Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of Arkansas’ commits by state:

  • Arkansas: 6 (Bishop, Flanagan, Gatlin, Jones, Nichols, Noland)
  • Texas: 3 (Pool, Robinson, Woods)
  • Georgia: 1 (Mincey)
  • Iowa: 1 (Banks)

(Note: Banks is a Pensacola, Fla., native who was recruited from a junior college in Iowa.)

The post Arkansas football recruiting: Latest updates on the Razorbacks’ 2018 class appeared first on SEC Country.

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