Arkansas’ Class of 2019 Still Has Openings

By Otis Kirk

Arkansas coach Chad Morris brought in some impressive players at midterm including wide receiver Trey Knox.

Knox was one of the standouts this spring, but certainly not the only newcomer who turned heads. Morris is still trying to add to the Class of 2019. When asked about recruiting on Saturday night following the spring game Morris mentioned what remains in 2019. 

“We ain’t got enough time to talk about recruiting right now because I could talk about it all day long, but I think we’re definitely on track,” Morris said. “I’m excited about where the 2020 class is going. We’ve got a lot of work to do. Coaches will get on the road I think the 15th of April. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, a lot of long hours and lot of video to be watched, practices to be seen and coaches needed to be talked to. That 2020 class definitely is a huge priority.

“Our 2019 class, how many scholarships do we have available? I think I have two remaining right now. I believe that’s right.”

What is the priority for those two scholarships remaining in 2019?

“We’ll continue to look, and whether whatever comes out there, linebacker and the secondary is the main focus for us, right now,” Morris said. “That’s where we’re looking.”

Arkansas currently has seven scholarship linebackers on the team and have one signed, Richmond (Texas) Fort Bend Travis’ Zach Zimos, so far. De’Jon Harris is the lone senior linebacker on the squad.

In the secondary, Arkansas has six scholarship cornerbacks and five safeties. Arkansas has Rison’s Malik Chavis and Mansfield (Texas) Legacy’s Jalen Catalon coming in this summer to help in the secondary. 

Arkansas also has some preferred walk-on players coming in this summer to help at the positions mentioned by Morris. Jonesboro linebacker Logan Orr and Highland Park (Texas) defensive back Hudson Clark. 

Here’s a breakdown of the 2019 class to this point.

Already Enrolled and On Campus

Trey Knox, WR, 6-5, 218, Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman

Shamar Nash, WR, 6-3, 194, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

Myron Cunningham, OL, 6-6, 300, Iowa Central Community College

Chibueze Nwanna, OL, 6-7, 315, Lackawanna (Pa.) Community College

Ben Hicks, QB, 6-1, 214, Waco (Texas) Midway, SMU Grad Transfer

Devin Bush, CB, 6-0, 190, New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr

Greg Brooks, CB, 5-11, 178, Harvey (La.) West Jefferson

Mataio Soli, DE, 6-4, 230, Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County

Zach Williams, DE, 6-4, 235, Joe T. Robinson

Eric Gregory, DE, 6-4, 270, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

Drew Vest, OL, 6-6, 290, Searcy (Preferred Walk-on)

Expected to Enroll This Summer

KJ Jefferson, QB, 6-3, 211, Sardis (Miss.) North Panola

Treylon Burks, WR, 6-3, 225, Warren

TQ Jackson, WR, 6-4, 195, Jefferson (Texas)

A’Montae Spivey, RB, 6-1, 208, Phenix City (Ala.) Central

Hudson Henry, TE, 6-5, 235, Pulaski Academy

Brady Lathan, OL, 6-5, 290, Jenks (Okla.)

Dylan Rathcke, OL, 6-5, 290, Baton Rouge (La) University Lab

Ricky Stromberg, OL, 6-4, 280, Tulsa (Okla.) Union

Beaux Limmer, OL, 6-5, 270, Tyler (Texas) Lee

Taurean Carter, DL, 6-3, 263, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy

Enoch Jackson, DL, 6-0, 290, Mansifeld (Texas) Legacy

Collin Clay, DL, 6-5, 261, Putnam City (Okla.)

Marcus Miller, DL, 6-5, 300, Warren

Malik Chavis, DB, 6-2, 187, Rison

Jalen Catalon, DB, 5-10, 188, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy

Nick Starkel, QB, 6-3, 218, Argyle (Texas) Christian, Texas A&M Grad Transfer

Zach Zimos, LB, 6-4, 210, Richmond (Texas) Fort Bend Travis

Committed to Transfer to Arkansas (Scholarship Status Unknown) 

Trelon Smith, RB, 5-8, 181, Houston (Texas) Cy Ridge, Arizona State Transfer

Jared Sackett, K, 6-1, 190, Fort Worth (Texas) Timber Creek, UTSA Transfer

Preferred Walk-ons Expected to Enroll this Summer

John David White, WR, 5-11, 180, Pulaski Academy

Logan Orr, LB, 6-2, 220, Jonesboro

Logan Kallesen, OL, 6-4, 295, Shiloh Christian

Hudson Clark, DB, 6-2, 180, Highland Park (Texas)

Morgan Hanna, DE, 6-4, 220, Greenwood

John Oehrlein, LS, 6-1, 244, Austin Westlake (Texas

Brett Nabors, WR, 6-3, 185, Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy

Braydon Stone, ATH, 5-11, 175, Tyler (Texas) Grace Community School

 

 

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