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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #150 on: November 12, 2013, 04:30:44 pm »

Class of 2014 Rankings Movement
Jack Benninghoff - 201 to 220
Luke Bonfield - 48 to 57
Ryan Fant - 262 to 284
Keith Grieshaber - 183 to 196
Mark Hammel - 500 to 426
Sam Hentges - 244 to 265
Keaton McKinney - 31 to 37
Kyle Pate - 500 to 482
Jonah Patten - 97 to 129
Nathan Rodriguez - 353 to 382
Chad Spanberger - 348 to 375
Blake Wiggins - 160 to 179
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #151 on: November 12, 2013, 04:48:03 pm »

Signing period starts tomorrow.  Always interesting to see if some names come up we haven't heard.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #152 on: November 13, 2013, 01:02:48 pm »

Keaton McKinney ‏@Kamckinney11  4h 
Officially an Arkansas Razorback!

luke bonfield ‏@LukeBonfield  2h 
I'm officially an Arkansas RazorBack!!!! Thank you for everything everyone has done for me #WPS pic.twitter.com/1IBi0wr308

Jonah Patten ‏@jonahpatten14  6h 
Today's the day! I sign to play SEC baseball at the University of Arkansas at @AWPSPORTS at 5!

Keith Grieshaber ‏@Chief_Keith29  14h 
Signing day tomorrow!! #ArkansasBaseball #wps

Sam Hentges ‏@SamHentges  15h 
Officially becoming a Razorback tomorrow! #Blessed #WPS

matt lucas ‏@EDHawksBaseball  35m 
Congrats to C Nathan Rodriguez on signing his LOI to play baseball at Arkansas Go Hogs!

NCS Booster Club ‏@cougarfanatics  5h 
Calling the Hogs this morning at #NorthlandChristian. @DSimms12 signing to play baseball for @ArkRazorbacks #WPS @NCS_News @NCS_Baseball

luke bonfield ‏@LukeBonfield  18h 
When I was in 5th grade I told my dad I'm gonna play in the #SEC tomorrow that dream becomes a reality #SomethingtoProve #notdoneyet

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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #153 on: November 13, 2013, 10:09:54 pm »

Jonah Patten ‏@jonahpatten14  5h 
Officially an Arkansas Razorback!

A little video of Patten and his commitment - http://www.wane.com/sports/locals-ink-during-early-signing-period

Blake Wiggins ‏@Blake_Wiggins6  8h 
Just finished signing my NLI to play for the University of Arkansas! Can't wait to get up there and start my journey! #WPS @ArkRazorbacks

Norm Sanders ‏@NormSanders  2h 
Congrats to Granite City catcher @chadspanberger for signing with the Arkansas #Razorbacks http://www.bnd.com/2013/11/12/2899732/strong-senior-group-helps-raise.html #618baseball

luke bonfield ‏@LukeBonfield  4h 
There is not doubt in my mind that Arkansas fans are the best fans in college athletics #WPS #ProudToBeAPart

Mark Clark ‏@Mark5Clark  1h 
So glad to say I'm apart of the Razorback family! #dreamcometrue #WPS pic.twitter.com/t09iOpdhhG

Jonah Patten ‏@jonahpatten14  6m 
Loving all the Razorback fans following me! Its great to officially be in the Arkansas Family! UA Baseball is going to take the SEC by storm

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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #154 on: November 13, 2013, 10:14:25 pm »

Man, it's hard not to love this Bonfield kid. Dude's a stud, and straight repping our program. I hope he comes, but even if he doesn't, having a top notch recruit like this hype your program like this can only mean good things.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #155 on: November 15, 2013, 10:50:28 am »

Looks like we can add Matt Campbell and Max hogan to the 2014 class. Both are JC MI. Campbell is an UNC transfer and hogan a Dallas baptist transfer.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #156 on: November 16, 2013, 09:24:27 am »

Campbell and Hogan have been added to the commitment list.

PG is also reporting that we have picked up a commitment from Washington State SS Blake Jones.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #157 on: November 16, 2013, 09:51:23 am »

What do we know about these new guys??
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #159 on: November 18, 2013, 10:01:25 am »

I was there last week when Mark Clark signed at Southside. So happy for the kid. He will be a good hog!
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #160 on: November 21, 2013, 11:39:55 am »

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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #161 on: November 21, 2013, 12:01:45 pm »

Funny that Van Horn said "he has a chance toplay right away" about everyone.  Lets you know this is a really great class.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #162 on: November 21, 2013, 12:46:42 pm »

can we get 13 to campus

i think bonfield & mckinney are pro's
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #163 on: November 22, 2013, 01:27:31 pm »

2014 Commitments
1.  Jack Benninghoff - 6-0, 185, OF, 220, 10, Kansas (high school in KC, Missouri)
2.  Luke Bonfield - 6-2, 185, OF, 57, 10, New Jersey
3.  Ryan Fant - 6-5, 205, LHP, 284, N/A, Texas
4.  Keith Grieshaber - 6-1, 180, SS, 196, 9.5, Missouri
5.  Corey Herndon - 6-3, 190, RHP, 500, 9, Arkansas (committed to UCA)
6.  Gavin LaValley - 6-3, 230, 1B, 500, N/A, Oklahoma (committed to OU)
7.  Keaton McKinney - 6-5, 220, RHP/1B, 37, 10, Iowa
8.  Josh Ockimey - 6-4, 220, 1B, 188, 9.5, Pennsylvania (committed to Indiana)
9.  Kyle Pate - 6-1, 175, LHP, 482, N/A, Arkansas
10.  Jonah Patten - 6-3, 200, RHP, 129, N/A, Indiana
11.  Nathan Rodriguez - 5-11, 175, C, 382, N/A, California
12.  Storm Rynard - 6-0, 170, RHP, 208, 9.5, Missouri  (graduated early, going JUCO)
13.  Chad Spanberger - 6-3, 210, C, 375, 9.5, Illinois
14.  Blake Wiggins - 6-2, 195, SS, 179, 9.5, Arkansas
15.  Mark Clark - 6-4, 190, OF, NR, N/A, Arkansas
16.  Darien Simms - 5-10, 160, OF, NR, 8, Texas
17.  Trent Harris - 6-4, 230, 1B, NR, N/A, Arkansas (JUCO elsewhere)
18.  Sam Hentges - 6-6, 240, 1B/LHP, 265, 8.5, Minnesota
19.  Mark Hammel - 6-0, 195, RHP, 426, 9, Texas
20.  Blake Jones - 5-9, 165, SS, NR, 8.5, Washington
21.  Max Hogan - 5-11, 190, 3B, NR, N/A, Texas (JUCO in Texas)
22.  Matt Campbell - 6-0, 170, SS, NR, Virginia (JUCO in Texas)

2015 Commitments
1.  Ty Harris - 6-1, 160, LHP, 293, 9, Arkansas
2.  Cody Scroggins - 5-10, ?, RHP/INF/OF, NR, N/A, Arkansas
3.  Jacob Adams - 5-11, 155, SS, NR, N/A, Arkansas
4.  Tyler Ivey - 6-4, 200, RHP, 11, 10, Texas
5.  Drew Tyler - 5-11, 180, SS, NR, 8, Arkansas
6.  Anthony Dahl - 6-3, 185, SS, NR, N/A, Texas
7.  Isaiah Campbell - 6-4, 225, RHP, NR, N/A, Kansas
8.  Brendan Stanek - 6-1, 165, RHP, NR, N/A, Kansas

2016 Commitments
1.  Jaxon Williams - 5-7, 155, SS, NR, N/A, Texas



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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #164 on: November 22, 2013, 01:28:13 pm »

2014 State Breakdown
Arkansas - 4 (1 SS, 1 RHP, 1 LHP, 1 OF, 1 1B)
Iowa - 1 (1 RHP/1B)
Missouri - 2 1 (1 RHP, 1 SS)
Indiana - 1 (1 RHP)
Kansas - 1 (1 OF)
Illinois - 1 (1 C)
California - 1 (1 C)
Pennsylvania - 1 (1 1B)
Texas - 4 (1 LHP, 1 OF, 1 RHP, 1 3B)
Oklahoma - 1 (1 1B)
New Jersey - 1 (1 OF)
Minnesota - 1 (1 1B/LHP)
Virginia - 1 (1 SS)
Washington - 1 (1 SS)

2015 State Breakdown
Arkansas - 4 (1 LHP, 1 RHP/INF/OF, 2 SS)
Texas - 2 (1 RHP, 1 SS)
Kansas - 2 (2 RHP)

2016 State Breakdown
Texas - 1 (1 SS)
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #165 on: November 22, 2013, 01:28:55 pm »

The Hogs picked up their 8th commitment in the class of 2015 in RHP Brendan Stanek.  Yes, it is Ryne's little brother.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #166 on: November 22, 2013, 01:32:34 pm »

can we get 13 to campus

i think bonfield & mckinney are pro's
I think we stand a good chance of getting McKinney to campus because he can be a 2 way stud in college while he wouldn't have that chance in the pros.

Bonfield has split opinions on him.  He is the #11 player in the nation by one guy and isn't even in the top 100 high schoolers by BA.  One thing for certain is that he just flat out hits.

It would be awesome to get everyone to campus, but there is about a .01% chance that happens.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #167 on: December 23, 2013, 05:26:37 pm »

2014 Commitments
1.  Jack Benninghoff - 6-0, 185, OF, 220, 10, Kansas (high school in KC, Missouri)
2.  Luke Bonfield - 6-2, 185, OF, 57, 10, New Jersey
3.  Ryan Fant - 6-5, 205, LHP, 284, N/A, Texas
4.  Keith Grieshaber - 6-1, 180, SS, 196, 9.5, Missouri
5.  Corey Herndon - 6-3, 190, RHP, 500, 9, Arkansas (committed to UCA)
6.  Gavin LaValley - 6-3, 230, 1B, 500, N/A, Oklahoma (committed to OU)
7.  Keaton McKinney - 6-5, 220, RHP/1B, 37, 10, Iowa
8.  Josh Ockimey - 6-4, 220, 1B, 188, 9.5, Pennsylvania (committed to Indiana)
9.  Kyle Pate - 6-1, 175, LHP, 482, N/A, Arkansas
10.  Jonah Patten - 6-3, 200, RHP, 129, N/A, Indiana
11.  Nathan Rodriguez - 5-11, 175, C, 382, N/A, California
12.  Storm Rynard - 6-0, 170, RHP, 208, 9.5, Missouri  (graduated early, going JUCO)
13.  Chad Spanberger - 6-3, 210, C, 375, 9.5, Illinois
14.  Blake Wiggins - 6-2, 195, SS, 179, 9.5, Arkansas
15.  Mark Clark - 6-4, 190, OF, NR, N/A, Arkansas
16.  Darien Simms - 5-10, 160, OF, NR, 8, Texas
17.  Trent Harris - 6-4, 230, 1B, NR, N/A, Arkansas (JUCO elsewhere)
18.  Sam Hentges - 6-6, 240, 1B/LHP, 265, 8.5, Minnesota
19.  Mark Hammel - 6-0, 195, RHP, 426, 9, Texas
20.  Blake Jones - 5-9, 165, SS, NR, 8.5, Washington
21.  Max Hogan - 5-11, 190, 3B, NR, N/A, Texas (JUCO in Texas)
22.  Matt Campbell - 6-0, 170, SS, NR, Virginia (JUCO in Texas)

2015 Commitments
1.  Ty Harris - 6-1, 160, LHP, 293, 9, Arkansas
2.  Cody Scroggins - 5-10, ?, RHP/INF/OF, NR, N/A, Arkansas
3.  Jacob Adams - 5-11, 155, SS, NR, N/A, Arkansas
4.  Tyler Ivey - 6-4, 200, RHP, 11, 10, Texas
5.  Drew Tyler - 5-11, 180, SS, NR, 8, Arkansas
6.  Anthony Dahl - 6-3, 185, SS, NR, N/A, Texas
7.  Isaiah Campbell - 6-4, 225, RHP, NR, N/A, Kansas
8.  Brendan Stanek - 6-1, 165, RHP, NR, N/A, Kansas
9.  Grant Koch - 6-0, 185, C, NR, 9, Arkansas

2016 Commitments
1.  Jaxon Williams - 5-7, 155, SS, NR, N/A, Texas



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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #168 on: December 23, 2013, 05:27:07 pm »

2014 State Breakdown
Arkansas - 4 (1 SS, 1 RHP, 1 LHP, 1 OF, 1 1B)
Iowa - 1 (1 RHP/1B)
Missouri - 2 1 (1 RHP, 1 SS)
Indiana - 1 (1 RHP)
Kansas - 1 (1 OF)
Illinois - 1 (1 C)
California - 1 (1 C)
Pennsylvania - 1 (1 1B)
Texas - 4 (1 LHP, 1 OF, 1 RHP, 1 3B)
Oklahoma - 1 (1 1B)
New Jersey - 1 (1 OF)
Minnesota - 1 (1 1B/LHP)
Virginia - 1 (1 SS)
Washington - 1 (1 SS)

2015 State Breakdown
Arkansas - 5 (1 LHP, 1 RHP/INF/OF, 2 SS, 1 C)
Texas - 2 (1 RHP, 1 SS)
Kansas - 2 (2 RHP)

2016 State Breakdown
Texas - 1 (1 SS)
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #169 on: December 23, 2013, 05:30:56 pm »

The Hogs picked up their 9th commitment for the 2015 class in the last couple of days in Fayetteville High C Grant Koch.  That gives Fayetteville 4 current baseball players committed to SEC schools with 3 of them being just juniors in high school and having 2 more years to play.  Has there ever been another high school team in Arkansas like that?

Koch looks like he is a solid pick up behind the plate.  He recently graded out at 9 at a PG event which makes him a potential top 10 round pick.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #170 on: December 25, 2013, 10:57:10 pm »

I would think some of the pine  bluff teams in the 90s. Hunter and Shabazz were drafted in the first and third rounds when they came out. Other players played college ball too. Great talent!
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« Reply #171 on: January 03, 2014, 10:31:53 pm »

I would think some of the pine  bluff teams in the 90s. Hunter and Shabazz were drafted in the first and third rounds when they came out. Other players played college ball too. Great talent!
Yeah, but were at least 6 players SEC level in a sport?  I don't doubt PB had some excellent teams, but that 2013 Fayetteville title team will probably go down as the most talented in SEC history.  Just in terms of players signed/committed to SEC schools you have:

Austin Allen (4 star QB)
Carson Shaddy (high school GG behind the plate and current Razorback C)
Kyle Pate (2014 signee who went to the Area Code Games)
Drew Tyler (2015 SS commitment)
Grant Koch (2015 C/OF commitment)
Andy Pagnozzi (2015 RHP Ole Miss commitment)

And who knows if there aren't more players who will be added to that list.  Cody Davenport is a 2015 RHP who has picked up a D-1 offer although I don't know who from.  The type of SEC talent that plays for Fayetteville right now is very rare and probably does not have a similar situation in the nation.  It is a huge help for our program to have such a stacked high school team half a mile down the road.
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« Reply #172 on: January 04, 2014, 11:03:15 am »

Yeah, but were at least 6 players SEC level in a sport?  I don't doubt PB had some excellent teams, but that 2013 Fayetteville title team will probably go down as the most talented in SEC history.  Just in terms of players signed/committed to SEC schools you have:

Austin Allen (4 star QB)
Carson Shaddy (high school GG behind the plate and current Razorback C)
Kyle Pate (2014 signee who went to the Area Code Games)
Drew Tyler (2015 SS commitment)
Grant Koch (2015 C/OF commitment)
Andy Pagnozzi (2015 RHP Ole Miss commitment)

And who knows if there aren't more players who will be added to that list.  Cody Davenport is a 2015 RHP who has picked up a D-1 offer although I don't know who from.  The type of SEC talent that plays for Fayetteville right now is very rare and probably does not have a similar situation in the nation.  It is a huge help for our program to have such a stacked high school team half a mile down the road.

Davenport is committed to UCA.   Correction Davenport has an offer from UCA. Not committed.
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« Reply #173 on: January 04, 2014, 11:23:58 am »

Davenport is committed to UCA.
Thanks!  It seems like UCA is gaining steam under Gum and are on the path to become the 2nd best program in-state as long as Gum stays.

When I saw on his PG profile that he had topped out at 88 and was under 6-3, I thought UCA or some program like that would be an excellent fit for him.  Still impressive that a #3 pitcher at best on a Arkansas high school team is still talented enough to go play D-1 ball.
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« Reply #174 on: January 04, 2014, 11:32:54 am »

Thanks!  It seems like UCA is gaining steam under Gum and are on the path to become the 2nd best program in-state as long as Gum stays.

When I saw on his PG profile that he had topped out at 88 and was under 6-3, I thought UCA or some program like that would be an excellent fit for him.  Still impressive that a #3 pitcher at best on a Arkansas high school team is still talented enough to go play D-1 ball.
I think the only reason he doesn't have more interest is he seemed to have an aliment when FHS played in front of college coaches. He threw well in Conway.
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« Reply #175 on: January 04, 2014, 11:36:52 am »

I think the only reason he doesn't have more interest is he seemed to have an aliment when FHS played in front of college coaches. He threw well in Conway.
That's rough for him, but he is only a junior so he does have some more time to get noticed.  Hope all goes well for him and already has a good situation with UCA.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #176 on: January 18, 2014, 11:39:16 am »

Good Day Guys,

Had the opportunity see Jaxon Williams during a Showcase this past weekend. He even had an outing on the mound where he was up to 85...But, he is a MIF all the way..Just showing his versatility..

My Video of him during the HR Derby..

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W1Er6Q3oOQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W1Er6Q3oOQ</a>


My Video of him on the mound..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pshTzWn8H8
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« Reply #177 on: January 30, 2014, 05:08:35 pm »

Louisville Slugger released their Preseason AA teams recently and several signees made the list:

Jonah Patten - 1st Team RHP
Keaton McKinney - 1st Team Multiposition (RHP/1B)
Kyle Pate - 1st Team Multiposition (LHP/OF)
Sam Hentges - 1st Team Multiposition (LHP/1B)

No other signees made the 1st team list or the honorable mention team that I saw.

Other names of interest:

Trevor Ezell - 1st Team SS (from Bryant, SEMO baseball signee)
Gavin LaValley - 1st Team 1B/3B (former commit, OU signee, assume he was replaced by Hentges)
Drew Ward - 1st Team SS (graduated 1 year early in 2013, currently in the Nationals organization)
Andy Pagnozzi - Honorable Mention RHP (Ole Miss commit, 2nd Fayetteville High pitcher on the list)

http://baseballnews.com/2014-high-school-pre-season-all-americans/
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #178 on: February 09, 2014, 02:24:00 pm »

Article about Keaton McKinney and his experiences with PG events:

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9401
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #179 on: February 12, 2014, 08:17:41 pm »

A couple of updates:

-  Luke Bonfield has been named as one of the 3 OFs for the all-Florida team and was named as the best hitter for average in the state.  Would be HUGE if he made it to campus.

http://www.perfectgame.org/articles/View.aspx?article=9372

-  Article from PG about how baseball players from the Northeast such as Luke Bonfield transfer down to schools in Florida to improve their skills.  This is very similar to elite high school basketball teams such as Findlay Prep and Huntington Prep.

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9413

-  Keaton McKinney was named the top prospect at the PG Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase.  He is drawing a ton of interest from pro teams as a pitcher, but could be a 2 way player if he makes it to Arkansas because of his power at the plate.  3 players from Arkansas were named top prospects in the 2015 class.

http://www.perfectgame.org/events/Showcases/TopProspectList.aspx?event=1879
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #180 on: February 12, 2014, 09:07:35 pm »

Yeah, but were at least 6 players SEC level in a sport?  I don't doubt PB had some excellent teams, but that 2013 Fayetteville title team will probably go down as the most talented in SEC history.  Just in terms of players signed/committed to SEC schools you have:

Austin Allen (4 star QB)
Carson Shaddy (high school GG behind the plate and current Razorback C)
Kyle Pate (2014 signee who went to the Area Code Games)
Drew Tyler (2015 SS commitment)
Grant Koch (2015 C/OF commitment)
Andy Pagnozzi (2015 RHP Ole Miss commitment)

And who knows if there aren't more players who will be added to that list.  Cody Davenport is a 2015 RHP who has picked up a D-1 offer although I don't know who from.  The type of SEC talent that plays for Fayetteville right now is very rare and probably does not have a similar situation in the nation.  It is a huge help for our program to have such a stacked high school team half a mile down the road.

Probably no similar in the nation?  Hahahahah... Come to South Texas.  Fayetteville couldn't make it out of a respectable district in 5A in Houston where ther could be 6-8 D1 commits per team......  Com'on man! 

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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #181 on: February 22, 2014, 10:18:00 pm »

2014 Commitments
1.  Jack Benninghoff - 6-0, 185, OF, 227, 10, Kansas (high school in KC, Missouri)
2.  Luke Bonfield - 6-2, 185, OF, 59, 10, New Jersey
3.  Ryan Fant - 6-5, 205, LHP, 294, N/A, Texas
4.  Keith Grieshaber - 6-1, 180, SS, 201, 9.5, Missouri
5.  Corey Herndon - 6-3, 190, RHP, 500, 9, Arkansas (committed to UCA)
6.  Gavin LaValley - 6-3, 230, 1B, 500, N/A, Oklahoma (committed to OU)
7.  Keaton McKinney - 6-5, 220, RHP/1B, 37, 10, Iowa
8.  Josh Ockimey - 6-4, 220, 1B, 188, 9.5, Pennsylvania (committed to Indiana)
9.  Kyle Pate - 6-1, 175, LHP, 500, N/A, Arkansas
10.  Jonah Patten - 6-3, 200, RHP, 135, N/A, Indiana
11.  Nathan Rodriguez - 5-11, 175, C, 245, N/A, California
12.  Storm Rynard - 6-0, 170, RHP, 208, 9.5, Missouri  (graduated early, going JUCO)
13.  Chad Spanberger - 6-3, 210, C, 391, 9.5, Illinois
14.  Blake Wiggins - 6-2, 195, SS, 188, 9.5, Arkansas
15.  Mark Clark - 6-4, 190, OF, NR, N/A, Arkansas
16.  Darien Simms - 5-10, 160, OF, NR, 8, Texas
17.  Trent Harris - 6-4, 230, 1B, NR, N/A, Arkansas (JUCO elsewhere)
18.  Sam Hentges - 6-6, 240, 1B/LHP, 274, 8.5, Minnesota
19.  Mark Hammel - 6-0, 195, RHP, 453, 9, Texas
20.  Blake Jones - 5-9, 165, SS, NR, 8.5, Washington
21.  Max Hogan - 5-11, 190, 3B, NR, N/A, Texas (JUCO in Texas)
22.  Matt Campbell - 6-0, 170, SS, NR, Virginia (JUCO in Texas)

2015 Commitments
1.  Ty Harris - 6-1, 160, LHP, 421, 9, Arkansas
2.  Cody Scroggins - 5-10, ?, RHP/INF/OF, NR, N/A, Arkansas
3.  Jacob Adams - 5-11, 155, SS, NR, N/A, Arkansas
4.  Tyler Ivey - 6-4, 200, RHP, 11, 10, Texas (committed to TAMU)
5.  Drew Tyler - 5-11, 180, SS, NR, 8, Arkansas
6.  Anthony Dahl - 6-3, 185, SS, 454, N/A, Texas
7.  Isaiah Campbell - 6-4, 225, RHP, 292, N/A, Kansas
8.  Brendan Stanek - 6-1, 165, RHP, NR, N/A, Kansas
9.  Grant Koch - 6-0, 185, C, 442, 9, Arkansas
10.  Jacob Schlesener - 6-2, 170, LHP, NR, N/A, Missouri

2016 Commitments
1.  Jaxon Williams - 5-7, 155, SS, 79, N/A, Texas



Signed Players
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #182 on: February 22, 2014, 10:18:42 pm »

2014 State Breakdown
Arkansas - 4 (1 SS, 1 RHP, 1 LHP, 1 OF, 1 1B)
Iowa - 1 (1 RHP/1B)
Missouri - 2 1 (1 RHP, 1 SS)
Indiana - 1 (1 RHP)
Kansas - 1 (1 OF)
Illinois - 1 (1 C)
California - 1 (1 C)
Pennsylvania - 1 (1 1B)
Texas - 4 (1 LHP, 1 OF, 1 RHP, 1 3B)
Oklahoma - 1 (1 1B)
New Jersey - 1 (1 OF)
Minnesota - 1 (1 1B/LHP)
Virginia - 1 (1 SS)
Washington - 1 (1 SS)

2015 State Breakdown
Arkansas - 5 (1 LHP, 1 RHP/INF/OF, 2 SS, 1 C)
Texas - 2 1 (1 RHP, 1 SS)
Kansas - 2 (2 RHP)
Missouri - 1 (1 LHP)

2016 State Breakdown
Texas - 1 (1 SS)
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #183 on: February 23, 2014, 07:25:38 am »

Ivey to A&M huh? Hmmm.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #184 on: February 23, 2014, 09:01:30 am »

Ivey to A&M huh? Hmmm.
Yep, doesn't surprise me at all.  Johnny Football is his favorite player and liked him more than the school he had committed to.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #185 on: February 23, 2014, 10:45:57 am »

He wasn't making it to campus anyway
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #186 on: February 23, 2014, 12:10:54 pm »

Yep, doesn't surprise me at all.  Johnny Football is his favorite player and liked him more than the school he had committed to.

So, should we look for him to change his commit to the Oakland or Cleveland area should Johnny get drafted there??
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #187 on: March 03, 2014, 10:13:52 pm »

The Razorbacks picked up their 9th commitment in the 2015 class from Missouri LHP Jacob Schlesener.  Looks to be a LHP who is quickly improving and a solid pickup for the Hogs.

http://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/MO/Arkansas-Claims-Jacob-Schlesener-in-2015-Class-1746290853

http://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/MO/Missouri-Insider-2015-LHP-Jacob-Schlesener-sees-stock-climb-3594280176

In other recruiting news, here is an article about Jack Benninghoff who I think is Tyler Spoon's replacement in RF.

http://collegebaseballcentral.com/razorback-commit-jack-benninghoff-preparing-play-sec/1625/

Keith Grieshaber won the Missouri Gatorade Soccer POTY.  Have us a heck of an athlete who could find himself starting in the MIF next year should he make it to campus.  Was good enough to pick up big time offers in both baseball and soccer and should really get better when he focuses only on baseball.

http://www.studentsports.com/soccer/2014/02/13/missouri-gatorade-poy/
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #188 on: March 05, 2014, 08:48:13 pm »

PG released the Great Plaines Preview and 2 signees made the list.

-  Jack Benninghoff made the team as one of the 3 OFs with his plus arm and tools at the plate that should let him hit for a high average with power.

-  Keaton McKinney finds himself pretty much all over the list.  He is the top pitcher in the region.  He was named the pitcher with the best offspeed (present plus change and nice curve) and also the pitcher with the best command.  He was also an honorable mention in the best power category which is one of the reasons why I think we stand a good chance at getting him to campus.  Kinda sounds like he profiles similar to Eibner in that he is a beyond talented pitcher with a lot of power in his bat.  Another thing working in our favor is that he would have to leave his high school team early if he did sign with a MLB team.

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9549
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #189 on: March 11, 2014, 02:45:40 pm »

Perfect Game released their Preseason Teams for High School and Arkansas signees are well represented.

1st Team Preseason All-America
Luke Bonfield
Keaton McKinney

http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/2014/Default.aspx

1st Team Preseason California Region
Nathan Rodriguez

http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/2014/california.aspx

1st Team Preseason Central Region
Jack Benninghoff
Keith Grieshaber
Sam Hentges
Keaton McKinney
Jonah Patten
Chad Spanberger

http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/2014/central.aspx

1st Team Preseason Northeast Region
Luke Bonfield

http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/2014/northeast.aspx

1st Team Preseason Southeast Region
Blake Wiggins

2nd Team Preseason Southeast Region
Kyle Pate

Honorable Mention Preseason Southeast Region
Mark Clark

http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/2014/southeast.aspx

1st Team Preseason Texas Region
Ryan Fant
Mark Hammel

Honorable Mention Preseason Texas Region
Darien Simms

http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/2014/texas.aspx

Honorable Mention Preseason West Region
Blake Jones

http://www.perfectgame.org/all_americans/2014/west.aspx
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #190 on: March 12, 2014, 10:42:29 am »

Do we know if any of these guys really want to go to college (like Stanek)?  Or do any of them have asking prices that make them unlikely to sign outside the first round or two? 

If not, June could hurt.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #191 on: March 14, 2014, 12:43:32 pm »

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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #192 on: March 14, 2014, 12:47:33 pm »

Do we know if any of these guys really want to go to college (like Stanek)?  Or do any of them have asking prices that make them unlikely to sign outside the first round or two? 

If not, June could hurt.
I would hope most of them have 500K+ numbers and will hold firm to them.  We do have a couple of players who are extreme draft risks IMO (McKinney and Bonfield), but I could easily see both making it to campus.  McKinney has really improved as a P, but DVH should be selling him on being able to play both ways in college like Eibner.  Bonfield flat out mashes, but from what I have gathered with him, it is more about the round he is taken in and not the money.  He is also one of the players in his class where his rankings widely vary.  One independent guy has him ranked #11 in his rankings because of his hit tool which has been talked about being 70 while PG has him in the 50s while BA doesn't have him in the top 100.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #193 on: April 05, 2014, 11:31:23 am »

Luke Bonfield is participating with his current team IMG Academy at the PG Showdown and has done well.  He has made the notes in both days and his game will be shown live starting any time now.

On day 1, he didn't really have an impact at the plate, but showed well defensively.

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9693

On day 2, he showed why he is one of the best hitters in the class as he consistently squared the ball up for a 3 hit performance.

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9696

Here is the link for those who might want to watch the game:

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9666
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #194 on: April 05, 2014, 11:35:13 am »

Luke Bonfield is participating with his current team IMG Academy at the PG Showdown and has done well.  He has made the notes in both days and his game will be shown live starting any time now.

On day 1, he didn't really have an impact at the plate, but showed well defensively.

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9693

On day 2, he showed why he is one of the best hitters in the class as he consistently squared the ball up for a 3 hit performance.

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9696

Here is the link for those who might want to watch the game:

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9666

do you really think there is a realistic shot he comes to campus?
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #195 on: April 05, 2014, 01:46:45 pm »

do you really think there is a realistic shot he comes to campus?
Like I said above, Bonfield is one of those players who people vary widely on how he is as a player.  I think there is a 20% chance he makes it to campus because it is about time the Hogs catch a break and get an elite hitter to campus for once.  If he were to make it to campus, he would be the 3 hole hitter from day 1.  He could be anywhere from a 1st round pick to not going at all.  Just have to wait and see in June.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #196 on: April 19, 2014, 12:29:46 am »

2014 Commitments
1.  Jack Benninghoff - 6-0, 185, OF, 227, 10, Kansas (high school in KC, Missouri)
2.  Luke Bonfield - 6-2, 185, OF, 59, 10, New Jersey
3.  Ryan Fant - 6-5, 205, LHP, 294, N/A, Texas
4.  Keith Grieshaber - 6-1, 180, SS, 201, 9.5, Missouri
5.  Corey Herndon - 6-3, 190, RHP, 500, 9, Arkansas (committed to UCA)
6.  Gavin LaValley - 6-3, 230, 1B, 500, N/A, Oklahoma (committed to OU)
7.  Keaton McKinney - 6-5, 220, RHP/1B, 37, 10, Iowa
8.  Josh Ockimey - 6-4, 220, 1B, 188, 9.5, Pennsylvania (committed to Indiana)
9.  Kyle Pate - 6-1, 175, LHP, 500, N/A, Arkansas
10.  Jonah Patten - 6-3, 200, RHP, 135, N/A, Indiana
11.  Nathan Rodriguez - 5-11, 175, C, 245, N/A, California
12.  Storm Rynard - 6-0, 170, RHP, 208, 9.5, Missouri  (graduated early, going JUCO)
13.  Chad Spanberger - 6-3, 210, C, 391, 9.5, Illinois
14.  Blake Wiggins - 6-2, 195, SS, 188, 9.5, Arkansas
15.  Mark Clark - 6-4, 190, OF, NR, N/A, Arkansas
16.  Darien Simms - 5-10, 160, OF, NR, 8, Texas
17.  Trent Harris - 6-4, 230, 1B, NR, N/A, Arkansas (JUCO elsewhere)
18.  Sam Hentges - 6-6, 240, 1B/LHP, 274, 8.5, Minnesota
19.  Mark Hammel - 6-0, 195, RHP, 453, 9, Texas
20.  Blake Jones - 5-9, 165, SS, NR, 8.5, Washington
21.  Max Hogan - 5-11, 190, 3B, NR, N/A, Texas (JUCO in Texas)
22.  Matt Campbell - 6-0, 170, SS, NR, 9.5, Virginia (JUCO in Texas)
23.  Cannon Chadwick - 6-0, 200, RHP, NR, N/A, Texas (JUCO in Texas)

2015 Commitments
1.  Ty Harris - 6-1, 160, LHP, 421, 9, Arkansas
2.  Cody Scroggins - 5-10, ?, RHP/INF/OF, NR, N/A, Arkansas
3.  Jacob Adams - 5-11, 155, SS, NR, N/A, Arkansas
4.  Tyler Ivey - 6-4, 200, RHP, 11, 10, Texas (committed to TAMU)
5.  Drew Tyler - 5-11, 180, SS, NR, 8, Arkansas
6.  Anthony Dahl - 6-3, 185, SS, 454, N/A, Texas
7.  Isaiah Campbell - 6-4, 225, RHP, 292, N/A, Kansas
8.  Brendan Stanek - 6-1, 165, RHP, NR, N/A, Kansas
9.  Grant Koch - 6-0, 185, C, 442, 9, Arkansas
10.  Jacob Schlesener - 6-2, 170, LHP, NR, N/A, Missouri
11.  Blaine Knight - 6-2, 160, RHP, NR, N/A, Arkansas

2016 Commitments
1.  Jaxon Williams - 5-7, 155, SS, 79, N/A, Texas



Signed Players
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #197 on: April 19, 2014, 12:30:27 am »

2014 State Breakdown
Arkansas - 4 (1 SS, 1 RHP, 1 LHP, 1 OF, 1 1B)
Iowa - 1 (1 RHP/1B)
Missouri - 2 1 (1 RHP, 1 SS)
Indiana - 1 (1 RHP)
Kansas - 1 (1 OF)
Illinois - 1 (1 C)
California - 1 (1 C)
Pennsylvania - 1 (1 1B)
Texas - 5 (1 LHP, 1 OF, 2 RHP, 1 3B)
Oklahoma - 1 (1 1B)
New Jersey - 1 (1 OF)
Minnesota - 1 (1 1B/LHP)
Virginia - 1 (1 SS)
Washington - 1 (1 SS)

2015 State Breakdown
Arkansas - 6 (1 LHP, 1 RHP/INF/OF, 2 SS, 1 C, 1 RHP)
Texas - 2 1 (1 RHP, 1 SS)
Kansas - 2 (2 RHP)
Missouri - 1 (1 LHP)

2016 State Breakdown
Texas - 1 (1 SS)
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #198 on: April 19, 2014, 12:32:48 am »

CannonBall ‏@CannonChadwick  Apr 16 
It's official now I will be playing at the University of Arkansas next year! ⚾️🐗 #WPS #NeverYield @TheParisNews pic.twitter.com/wNN7qnfb0z

The Hogs pick up a commitment from JUCO RHP Cannon Chadwick out of Paris, Texas.  Really can't find much about him, but seems to be a pick up and has some pretty good size to be a Colby Suggs type.  He will be a Sophomore in the fall.
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Re: 2014 Recruiting and Beyond
« Reply #199 on: April 19, 2014, 11:25:33 am »

Uca, how do you think our recruiting is doing under vitello
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