By Otis Kirk
Arkansas will hold an Elite Prospect Day on Saturday with prospects from several different states expected to attend.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Hogs reel in some commitments. Here’s a look at some of the ones who could be on commitment watch this weekend.
Kylin James, RB, 6-0, 200, Dumas, Class of 2021
This is a little tricky in that James hasn’t been offered by the Hogs yet. But that could very likely change on Saturday and if it does look for James to pick the Hogs. He might not commit on the spot, but it likely wouldn’t be too long until he did. As a sophomore, James rushed 196 times for 1,076 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 26 passes for 406 yards and two touchdowns. If he commits, he would be the first in 2021 for the Hogs.
Isaiah Jacobs, RB, 5-10, 193, Owasso (Okla.), Class of 2020
The younger brother of Josh Jacobs who is expected to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after a brilliant career at Alabama. The younger Jacobs will be making his second visit to Arkansas for a prospect day. As a junior, Jacobs rushed 157 times for 1,024 yards and nine touchdowns while catching 27 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown in eight games.
Martavius French, LB, 6-3, 230, Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven, Class of 2020
One of the top linebackers in the country. Being recruited hard by the Hogs for a position of need. He and his teammate, Bryson Eason, who is another talented linebacker, will both in Fayetteville this weekend. French has a long list of offers and the Hogs will have to beat Tennessee and others for his signature, but here’s to thinking they will. Look for Eason, 6-2, 250, to also attend the same school as French. Eason might not make a decision as fast as French, but it’s something to watch.
Catrell Wallace, LB, 6-6, 215, Bryant, Class of 2020
If the Hogs could pull in one or two of the Memphis linebackers then add Wallace as well they would have a great headstart on 2020 recruiting at linebacker. Wallace is one of the top recruits in Arkansas in 2020. He helped lead Bryant to a state championship in Arkansas’ largest classification. He had 79 tackles, two sacks and three blocked kicks as a junior.
Blayne Toll, DE, 6-5, 235, Hazen, Class of 2020
This may be a reach since Toll has said he wants to visit LSU and some other schools. Regardless of that, it will be the second visit for Toll to Fayetteville in recent weeks. He is fresh off an outstanding showing at The Opening Dallas Regional this past Sunday. Toll is nearing 20 offers and is one of the hottest recruiting prospects in the nation with many of those scholarships coming since Jan. 1. Would be a great get for Chad Morris and the staff.
Brandon Frazier, TE, 6-7, 231, McKinney (Texas) North, Class of 2020
Will be making his fourth visit to Fayetteville. Arkansas needs to sign a tight end or two in the Class of 2020 since three of the five on scholarship are seniors. Frazier is a good athlete who fits exactly what Morris and Barry Lunney Jr. are trying to do with the tight end. Has a long list of offers, but it appears the Hogs may have the inside track for him. As a junior, caught 37 passes for 513 yards and five touchdowns.
Savion Williams, WR, 6-4, 195, Marshall (Texas), Class of 2020
Another tall wide receiver like Justin Stepp and the Arkansas staff prefers. As a junior, Williams caught 42 passes for 659 yards and 12 touchdowns. He may not be ready to make a decision since just in the past week he released a Top 8 that included the Hogs. Arkansas could team him with Ze’Vian Capers to have a couple of big future targets for Arkansas’ quarterbacks.
Others could commit instead of prospects on this list, but it should be a great weekend for Morris and his staff.