By Otis Kirk
Gulf Breeze (Fla.) offensive lineman Joseph Stone has opted to reopen his recruiting.
He announced the decision on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
After praying and talking to my family I have decided to decommit from The University of Arkansas and reopening my recruitment.
— Joseph Stone (@Joseph_Stone00) October 30, 2018
Stone committed to Arkansas on April 15 when he was at Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville High School. He opted to play his senior season in Florida.
Stone was one of three offensive linemen pledged to the Hogs. Despite his size, 6-8, 354, he was being projected to play inside at Arkansas. Arkansas now has commitments from Tyler (Texas) Lee’s Beaux Limmer and Jenks (Okla.) High’s Brady Latham.
Arkansas is known to be pursuing tackles. Among their top targets are Iowa Central Community College’s Myron Cunningham, Lackawanna (Pa.) Community College’s Chibueze Nwanna and Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab’s Dylan Rathcke.
Stone took an official visit to Arkansas on April 13-15. Rathcke was at Arkansas this past weekend on an unofficial visit while Cunningham and Nwanna plan to officially visit Dec. 7.