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Recruiting 360: Arkansas Finishes Outside Top 25, In Bottom Half Of SEC In Rankings

by Chris Bahn 2/1/2012 6:39 pm

Arkansas just wrapped up the 2011 season ranked No. 5 for on-field performance. Most college football analysts expect the Razorbacks to begin 2012 in the Top 10. National recruiting rankings weren't so kind.

Red Wolves Land Commitment No. 10 For 2012 Class

by Chris Bahn 8/29/2011 8:55 am

Arkansas State is up to 10 commitments for the 2012 football recruiting class. Below is a look at those recruits thanks to the Rivals.com database. Scout has a story on the latest commitment, lineman Devin Mondie.

Freeze, Arkansas State Red Wolves Up To Eight 2012 Commitments

by 8/2/2011 9:49 am

Arkansas State is up to eight commitments for the 2012 football recruiting class. Below is a look at those recruits thanks to the Rivals.com database. Scout has a story on the latest commitment, lineman Latarius Brady. Here's more:

Razorbacks Add Football Commitments For 2012, 2013 Classes

by 7/18/2011 10:01 am

Arkansas added to its 2012 — and 2013 — recruiting classes over the weekend. Commitments came from wide receiver Eric Hawkins and defensive end Brandon Lewis. Below we take a look at Hawkins, Lewis and other commitments thanks to HawgSports.com. Remember, commitments are non-binding until National Signing Day.

Harris: In-State Recruiting Has Changed Significantly Since Petrino's Arrival

by Jim Harris 6/24/2011 2:30 pm

In the not-too-distant past, when the best high school football player in Arkansas chose to leave the state, much hang-wringing ensued among Razorback fans. Now, barely anyone notices.

Bahn: Clarke Departure Leaves Razorbacks 0-For-2008 Recruiting; Program Can Move On Now

by Chris Bahn 6/20/2011 10:00 am

Arkansas was supposed to be building the foundation of its basketball future with the 2008 recruiting class. It was a collection of high school, prep school and junior college talent that included four players ranked among the country’s top 150. Entering what should have been the senior season for five of the six players, zero remain.

Former Hogs Billy Ray Smith Jr., Sr. Make Rivals Best Father-Son Combo List

by Chris Bahn 6/20/2011 8:00 am

A couple of names familiar to Arkansas fans are on the list. Defensive linemen Billy Ray Smith Jr. and Sr. were ranked No. 10 on the list, which appeared Sunday. Here’s what Rivals had to say about the Smiths:

ASU Second Among Sun Belt In Players Drafted Since 2000; Hogs Seventh In SEC

by Chris Bahn 4/27/2011 12:00 pm

Offensive lineman Derek Newton could become the sixth consecutive Arkansas State player taken in the NFL Draft when it begins Thursday. ASU has a streak of five players taken, a figure that places them second in the Sun Belt Conference in total drafted players since 2000. Rivals.com breaks down the numbers for all teams in all conferences in a recent draft preview.

Recruiting 360: EPC Linebacker Becomes Latest Razorback Football Commitment

by Chris Bahn 4/19/2011 9:00 am

East Poinsett County linebacker A.J. Turner (6-foot-3, 207 pounds) recently became the fourth Arkansas Razorback football commitment for 2012. Turner committed over the weekend as the Razorbacks hosted 70-plus recruits at their Red-White spring football game.

Recruiting 360: Rivals.com Offers Position-By-Position Ranking Of Razorbacks, SEC

by Chris Bahn 2/11/2011 1:00 pm

Overall rankings of recruiting classes were complete before the fax machines had delivered the final letters of intent to schools like Arkansas. Recruiting services are now turning their attention to position-by-position evaluations. How did Arkansas fare?

SI.com: Upon Further Review, Razorbacks' 2008 Recruiting Class Ranks No. 5 Overall

by Chris Bahn 2/10/2011 8:00 am

National recruiting experts ranked Arkansas’ 2011 recruiting class anywhere from 16 to 24. The 30-man class was about middle of the pack in the Southeastern Conference. What does that really mean for the Razorbacks? Are they doomed to a middle-of-the-road finish in the SEC in a few years?

Recruiting 360: Razorbacks Have Higher Hopes for Latest Batch of NWA Products

by Chris Bahn 2/9/2011 2:58 pm

Arkansas didn’t have to travel far to find key members of its 2011 recruiting class. Of 30 players signed, five played high school within 25 miles of Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Will the local products produce better than others from the area have over the years?

Recruiting 360: Evaluating Arkansas State's 2011 Class

by Chris Bahn 2/8/2011 9:32 am

Arkansas State already has offers out for 2012 football recruits, but before we turn our focus there, let's take one final look at 2011. The Red Wolves signed 23 players last week on National Signing Day, including five within the state.

Recruiting 360: Arkansas' 2011 Signing Class [Final]

by Chris Bahn 2/2/2011 5:55 pm

National Signing Day is here. Below we take a look at the players expected to make up Arkansas' class thanks to the Rivals.com database. Heading into the day, the Razorbacks were ranked No. 23 nationally and No. 7 in the SEC by Rivals.com. That puts them behind Alabama (No. 1), LSU (No. 4), Auburn (No. 6), Georgia (No. 7), Tennessee (No. 14), Florida (No. 16) and Ole Miss (No. 17) in the SEC. Scout.com has the class ranked No. 15, but No. 7 in the SEC. ESPN considers the Razorbacks No. 17 overall and sixth in the league.

Recruiting 360: Petrino Looking for Strong Finish as National Signing Day Nears

by Chris Bahn 2/1/2011 5:00 pm

Bobby Petrino said last week he was pleased with the direction of Arkansas’ recruiting this year. But he stressed the importance of closing strong before National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Recruiting 360: ASU, Freeze Up To 14 Commitments

by 1/21/2011 12:00 am

Arkansas State’s recruiting class seems to be surviving a coaching change just fine. Hugh Freeze was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach after Steve Roberts’ resignation last month. Freeze has been on the job since Dec. 2 and has the Red Wolves in position for the third-best recruiting class in the Sun Belt Conference.

Otis Kirk's Recruiting 360: Hogs Hope Remaining Commitments Shore Up Defensive Needs

by Otis Kirk, HawgSports.com Recriting Writer 1/6/2011 1:25 am

The Allstate Sugar Bowl showed that while Arkansas' defense has improved significantly since Bobby Petrino took over as head coach of the Razorbacks, the talent level must continue to increase. Arkansas has made the defensive side a priority in recruiting since Petrino's arrival, and this year's commitments show that's the case again with such pickups as cornerback Tevin Mitchel.

Otis Kirk's Recruiting 360: Sylvan Hills' 5-star Guard Goodwin Getting Plenty of Notice

by Otis Kirk, HawgSports.com Recruiting Analyst 12/23/2010 12:01 am

Sylvan Hills guard Archie Goodwin is considered one of the nation's top prospects for the Class of 2012 and has the scholarship offers to show for it.

Shiloh Christian Has No Regrets About Big Loss On National TV

by Chris Bahn 11/3/2010 10:24 am

Shiloh Christian doesn’t dwell on losing 80-26 against Euless (Texas) Trinity earlier this season. And even with the game being on national television, the Saints feel just fine about their decision to challenge one of the nation’s elite programs. In fact, Saints Coach Josh Floyd said he would do it all over again. Seriously.

Otis Kirk's Recruiting 360: Two JUCO Talents Are Among Future Hogs, With Others Getting Looks

by By Otis Kirk, HawgSports.com Recruiting Analyst 8/3/2010 12:01 am

Arkansas has 14 commitments to this point, including a pair from junior college standouts: defensive tackle Robert Thomas and defensive back Isiah Wiley.