Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss a 2018 offensive line target, a basketball commit and more.
Arkansas one of 8 schools to offer Jahmir Johnson this month
Arizona Western offensive lineman Jahmir Johnson had zero offers when the when the calendar flipped to October. Now, less than two weeks later, he has eight. Six of those are from Power 5 programs.
Arkansas is included in that list, offering Johnson last Tuesday, a day after Iowa State and Central Arkansas had done the same. Central Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota and West Virginia have since followed.
The heavily increased attention for Johnson (6-foot-6, 290 pounds) comes as his season highlights are making the rounds and his team continues to win. His Hudl film from the first four games has more than 530 views. Arizona Western (4-0) is averaging 407 yards and 35 points per game with Johnson anchoring the line at left tackle. The Matadors are currently in the top 5 of the NJCAA national rankings.
Johnson has some ties to the Razorbacks’ program. He attended Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia, the same school as Arkansas senior running back David Williams.
Additionally, Arkansas has had previous success recruiting from coach Tom Minnick’s program at Arizona Western. Junior tight end Jeremy Patton played for the Matadors the previous two seasons. As did former Arkansas wide receiver Cody Hollister before he signed with the Hogs.
Johnson spent last season at Rhode Island, redshirting at the FCS school. He could sign with one of the interested programs in December and have three years to play his three remaining seasons of eligibility.
Jordan Phillips becomes fifth 2018 hoops commit
Jordan Phillips became Arkansas basketball’s fifth commitment in the 2018 class on Sunday night. Phillips, a 3-star guard, announced his pledge via Twitter.
From Cedar Hill, Texas, he chose the Razorbacks over scholarship offers from Arizona State, Georgetown, Southern Methodist, Texas Christian, and others. At 6-foot-6, he has the versatility to play as an ideal wingman in Mike Anderson’s up-tempo system.
“First off, I would like to most importantly thank God, because without him, none of this would be possible,” Phillips wrote on Twitter. “Also, I would like to thank my family, coaches and friends, along with the rest of my support system. And with that being said, I am extremely blessed to say I will be committing to the University of Arkansas.”
Phillips averaged 23 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals this summer for Dallas Showtyme Elite.
ICYMI: Top in-state recruit Gerry Bohanon Jr. keeping options open
Arkansas top in-state recruit Gerry Bohanon Jr. no longer has an official top 6 choices. Instead, Bohanon has recently opened his options up to all comers. All of his initial top 6, Arkansas included, remains at the top of his list for now.
To read more about the 4-star quarterbacks decision to expand his options and how it impacts Arkansas’ chances to get him, click here.
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