Wait, what? Reggie Perry turns down Arkansas for … Mississippi State?
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Former 5-star Arkansas commit finds new home
Just a couple weeks ago, 6-foot-9 Reggie Perry, a 5-star forward, was committed to Arkansas as part of its 2018 basketball recruiting class. Perry de-committed just over a week ago and has now re-committed elsewhere.
Perry is headed to Mississippi State. He is largely expected to be a one and done or perhaps a two-and-done player. His father, Al, played for the Bulldogs in the mid-1970s.
Who are the best offensive Hogs in the SEC era?
That was the question posed by 247Sports’ Andrew Hutchinson earlier this summer. “Hutch” came up with names for Arkansas’ all-time All-SEC team and put them out for fans to vote on over the last several weeks. The offensive results are here and they’re a bit different than I would have thought.
I fully anticipate the defensive team coming soon, too.
The backup QB is … (drumroll, please)
Ty Storey or Cole Kelley? That’s one of the position battles to watch this fall. And while the backup quarterback, hopefully — if you’re a fan — never plays, it’s an important gig for the just in case.
The two were neck and neck in the spring, coach Bret Bielema said. Storey is a bit more established because he’s older. Kelley has a bigger arm. Both had their moments — for good and bad — in camp this past year.
Could the season hinge on this game?
Arkansas and Mississippi State played an offensive fireworks show of a game last season. It could be the same this year, too.
SEC Country’s complete game-by-game prediction and preview continued Monday with a look at the 11th game of the Razorbacks’ season. If Arkansas wins it, the Hogs will probably go bowling. They lose it? Fingernails will be short across the Natural State.
Jared Cornelius named to watch list
Arkansas wide receiver Jared Cornelius has a lot on his shoulders this fall. He’s the only wideout on the roster with more than 2 catches in his career. Catching passes is not all Cornelius does, though.
The senior’s responsibility and talent were honored Monday as he was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list. The award is given to the best, most versatile player in college football. Cornelius, by the way, had 4 touchdowns receiving and 1 rushing last season. He also is the team’s primary punt returner.
Dre Greenlaw honored, too
Junior linebacker Dre Greenlaw joined Cornelius in picking up some preseason praise Monday as he was named to the Butkus Award watch list. Not shabby, considering Greenlaw really only has about a season and a half of football under his belt.
Greenlaw missed half of last season with a broken foot and didn’t become a regular on the Arkansas defense his freshman season until a few games into the year. When healthy, he is the best linebacker on the team.
Tweets and the like
Jaylen Barford came back to Arkansas for his senior basketball season, turning down thousands of dollars in Europe for a final shot at the college level. His reaction to Perry’s Mississippi State commitment was intriguing:
Hold on..😂😂 https://t.co/AltvekO9Io
— By Any Means. (@Jbarford1) July 17, 2017
Teammate Trey Thompson seemed to be talking about Perry’s decision, too, based off the timing.
It's only 1 razorback in the world everybody not built for it #wps4eva
— Trey T (@T_Top24) July 17, 2017
Driving by the stadium this summer is always interesting.
— NWA Democrat-Gazette (@nwademgaz) July 17, 2017
Yee-Haw! Today in Arkansas
Someone save The Record Rack, please.
The iconic Pine Bluff record shop is closing its doors after more than 40 years, unless it finds a buyer.
Does anyone have a couple hundred thousand he or she wants to give me? Y’all know me at this point, after a year of doing Breakfasts, almost. Music is my energy source. I’ll move there right now and do it. Just spot me the cash.
Skip Breakfast? C’mon. It’s too important. Catch up with previous versions here.