Arkansas hoping to Benefit From Coaching Change at Big 12 School

By Otis Kirk

Arkansas stands to possibly benefit from Texas Tech’s firing of Kliff Kingsbury. 

Wellington (Texas) offensive tackle Trevor Roberson, 6-11, 355, took an official visit to Arkansas during the April 13 weekend. But he then committed to Texas Tech on June 16 over the Hogs, Texas A&M and others. 

However with the recent coaching change with the Red Raiders, Arkansas has gotten back into the mix for Roberson. He is an offensive tackle who would have a chance to make an immediate contribution. 

Arkansas has three offensive linemen committed in the Class of 2019 and will host four for official visits this weekend. One of the four coming in this weekend is Searcy’s Andrew Vest who has committed to take a preferred walk-on offer from the Razorbacks. Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab’s Dylan Rathcke is also committed to the Hogs and will be at Arkansas this weekend. 

The Hogs will also host Iowa Central College’s Myron Cunningham and Lackawanna (Pa.) Community College’s Chibueze Nwanna for official visits this weekend. 

The Razorbacks have commitments from Tyler (Texas) Robert E. Lee’s Beaux Limmer and Jenks (Okla.) High School’s Brady Latham as well. Both have already visited the Razorbacks. 

Others coming in this weekend for an official visit are East Mississippi Community College outside linebacker-defensive end Sci Martin, Sardis (Miss.) North Panola quarterback KJ Jefferson and Jefferson (Texas) wide receiver TQ Jackson. Jefferson and Jackson are committed to the Hogs. Martin, 6-4, 240, is originally from New Orleans (La.) McDonogh35 High School. This season, he had 36 tackles, 25 unassisted, 6.5 sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two pass breakups. 

Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Mississippi State and North Carolina will find out the future school for Clemson grad transfer Kelly Bryant tonight at 6 p.m. CT. This article states why Bryant chose Dec. 4 to announce his decision. Various reports in the past 24 hours crediting “sources” have him going to Arkansas, Missouri and Auburn. Obviously, someone’s “sources” are going to be wrong. 

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