Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. In this edition, we discuss a guarantee from quarterback commit KJ Jefferson and an upcoming decision date.
Arkansas QB commit KJ Jefferson has his eye on some top WRs
Arkansas 2019 quarterback commit KJ Jefferson has shifted his focus to recruiting for the Hogs since announcing his pledge last week. Specifically, he’s looking to bring some 4-star wide receivers with him to Fayetteville.
Jefferson (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) posted via Twitter on Thursday that he plans to have Dylan Wright, Lance Wilhoite, Shamar Nash and Trey Knox join him on The Hill. All four are 4-star prospects, according to the 247Sports composite.
Wright is from the Dallas area and long has been one of Arkansas’ top targets in the 2019 class. He and wide receivers coach Justin Stepp have a very close relationship. The Hogs are expected to be a strong contender for his commitment until the final stage.
Wilhoite and Nash are close friends who could look to play together at the next level. The Tennessee natives are both seriously considering the Razorbacks despite Nash, who is now at IMG Academy in Florida, being pledged to Missouri. Knox is a fellow Tennessee prospect who has the Hogs’ among his top options.
Teaming these targets with Jefferson would be an ideal scenario for the future of Arkansas’ new offense. Jefferson is the top quarterback recruit in the class from Mississippi. He passed for 3,028 yards and 39 touchdowns as a junior. He also ran for 1,395 yards and 11 touchdowns.
WR target T.Q. Jackson sets commitment date
Arkansas wide receiver target T.Q. Jackson has set a commitment date for July 21. He will spend June visiting schools, with Fayetteville very like to be among his stops. He’s already made one trip to campus, which was an unofficial visit in late February.
Jackson (6-3, 188) is a 3-star prospect in the 2019 class. He’s from Jefferson, Texas, a small town that is a five-hour drive from Fayetteville. His first trip to Arkansas significantly increased the Hogs’ chances of landing his commitment.
“The visit was great,” Jackson said. “They showed a lot of love. And I love what they are trying to build.”
Chad Morris and his staff also offered Jackson a scholarship when they worked at SMU. The Mustangs were the first school to offer him, doing so during his sophomore year. He visited SMU in September and has a strong relationships with Stepp and running backs coach Jeff Traylor, the Hogs’ primary recruiter in East Texas.
As a junior at Jefferson High School, Jackson totaled 938 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. He caught passes for 1,099 yards as a sophomore.
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