By Otis Kirk
Arkansas has three public commitments in the Class of 2020. The UA is on spring break this week, but the football recruits will start the Prospect Day visits again on March 30.
The spring game in on Saturday, April 6, and expect a large group of Razorback prospects in town that weekend. A few will be on official visits.
Arkansas has commitments from Jonesboro defensive end Jashaud Stewart, Alpharetta (Ga.) Denmark wide receiver Ze’Vian Capers and New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr cornerback Jamie “Greedy” Vance.
But the question is who is next to announce for the Hogs? Here’s a look at a few possibilities.
Catrell Wallace, OLB, 6-6, 215, Bryant
Will visit on March 30. Helped lead team to state title in Arkansas’ largest classification. Finished 2018 with 79 tackles, two sacks and three blocked kicks. Wallace would be a great candidate to choose as Arkansas’ next commitment. Very, very good player.
Ty’kieast Crawford, OL, 6-6, 310, Carthage (Texas)
He has said he could announce his decision on his birthday. His birthday is Tuesday, March 19, so if he announces on his birthday then he would almost certainly be the next commitment since he has said repeatedly Arkansas is his leader. Would be a huge get for Dustin Fry, Jeff Traylor and the Hogs.
Martavius French, LB, 6-2, 235, Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven
This tackling machine was also at Arkansas for its Elite Prospect Day. The Hogs are the leaders here. French would have a chance to play very early at Arkansas. Linebacker is one of the biggest needs in the Class of 2020 and he would fill a big spot along with his teammate Byrson Eason.
Blayne Toll, DE, 6-5, 235, Hazen
Was at Arkansas again on March 9. He hasn’t said he is close to a decision, but it wouldn’t be a big surprise if he committed soon. A quiet kid who lets his play on the field do his talking for him. Penn State recently offered joining a long list of schools. Probably top recruit in state in 2020.
Isaiah Jacobs, RB, 5-10, 193, Owasso (Okla.)
Probably won’t be the next to commit to the Hogs since he has said he wants to take some other visits. Yet, he has been to Fayetteville to two Prospect Days so far including March 9. The Hogs are at the top of his list. His brother was a standout at Alabama. As a junior, Jacobs rushed for 1,024 yards and nine touchdowns while catching 27 passes for 296 yards and another score in eight games.