Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. In this edition, we discuss the reduced list of top choices for a 2019 wide receiver and defensive tackle.
WR target TJ Sheffield puts Arkansas in top 4
Arkansas is one of four programs 2019 wide receiver TJ Sheffield has among his top choices.
Sheffield (5-10, 170) is a 4-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He attends Independence High School in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., a Nashville suburb. The Razorbacks are joined by Notre Dame, Ohio State and Purdue on his list of top choices.
Arkansas offered Sheffield in early April. The Hogs staff has worked quickly to make Arkansas one of his top potential destinations. It’s expected he’ll visit Fayetteville for the first time in the near future, though a date isn’t set yet. Offensive coordinator Joe Craddock and wide receivers coach Justin Stepp have been his primary recruiters.
Sheffield had announced his top 8 choices a month ago. That list also included his current top 4 along with Louisville, North Carolina, Penn State and Virginia Tech.
As a junior last season, Sheffield had 56 catches for 840 yards and 5 touchdowns in 12 games, per MaxPreps.
Arkansas in top 6 for DT Enoch Jackson Jr.
Sheffield isn’t the Hogs’ only top 2019 target who recently trimmed his list of options to include Arkansas. Defensive tackle Enoch Jackson Jr. did the same last weekend.
Jackson (6-0, 280) announced Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and Texas Tech as his top choices. He picked up an offer from Clemson the day after he announced his reduced list of top choices.
The Razorbacks have viewed Jackson as one of their top defensive line targets in the 2019 class for several months. He is a 3-star recruit from Mansfield (Texas) Legacy High School. The Razorbacks offered him in January, becoming the first Power 5 program to do so. He visited Fayetteville a month after receiving his offer. A return trip — this time for an official visit — is expected soon.
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