By Otis Kirk
Arkansas has made recruiting Oklahoma a priority since the arrival of Chad Morris as head football coach.
The Hogs signed one player from Oklahoma in the Class of 2018 and then on Dec. 19 the Hogs inked three more for Class of 2019. They aren’t finished in the state.
Here’s a closer look at five prospects in Oklahoma the Razorbacks have offered for the Class of 2020.
Sevion Morrison, RB, 5-11, 187, Tulsa Edison
This standout running back has seven offers currently. He’s coming off a season that saw him rush 229 times for 2,731 yards and 35 touchdowns. In addition to the Hogs, Morrison has offers to UCF, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Iowa State, Nevada and Missouri. Arkansas is the early school to beat here.
Dominic Richardson, RB-DB, 6-1, 198, Oklahoma City Bishop McGuinness
He can play on either side of the ball in college. He currently holds offers to Missouri, Iowa State, Nebraska, Colorado and Memphis. Arkansas got into the Oklahoma City area in December when they signed Putnam City defensive lineman Collin Clay.
Myles Slusher, CB, 6-0, 180, Broken Arrow
Helped lead his team to a state championship. Had 68 tackles, including 41 unassisted, three tackles for loss, two interceptions and one fumble recovery. While Hogs have offered they have a lot of competition. Also holds offers to Iowa State, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, Oregon, LSU and Nevada. Big-time talent that Arkansas is on extremely hard and has made several unofficial visits to Fayetteville.
Andrew Raym, OL, 6-5, 285, Broken Arrow
Teammate of Slusher. Was once committed to Oklahoma. He is a dominating offensive lineman who can play guard or tackle at next level. He has offers to Kansas, TCU, Stanford, LSU, Florida, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Michigan, Alabama, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Syracuse, Oklahoma State, SMU, Memphis, Tulsa and Arkansas in addition to the Sooners.
Javian Hester, WR-DB, 6-4, 172, Tulsa Booker T. Washington
Played both ways for Booker T. this season. On offense, caught 20 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns while rushing once for 13 yards. On defense, finished with 50 tackles, 37 unassisted, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a blocked punt. Arkansas was his first scholarship offer coming on Jan. 12, 2018. He also has offers to Temple, Michigan, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Ohio State.
Recruits from Oklahoma who have signed with Arkansas since Morris became head coach.
Courtre Alexander, DE, Owasso
Collin Clay, DL, Putnam City
Ricky Stromberg, OL, Tulsa Union
Brady Latham, OL, Jenks