Three days after committing to Arkansas, Class of 2018 defensive lineman Billy Ferrell officially signed with the Hogs on Wednesday.
A 3-star defensive tackle according to the 247Sports composite rankings, Ferrell was offered by Arkansas’ new coaching staff on Dec. 7. He received an offer from Alabama that same day and Wisconsin four days later. He made his commitment to the Razorbacks known via Twitter on Sunday evening.
Ferrell (6-foot-2, 330 pounds) took an official visit to Arkansas last weekend. From Fordyce, Ark., he was one of 10 recruits on campus the past couple days.
Ferrell was initially set to visit UCLA last weekend. Those plans changed following an in-home visit with Arkansas coach Chad Morris and assistants Joe Craddock, Barry Lunney Jr. and Dustin Fry.
Adding Ferrell to the class gives the Hogs commitments from six of the top nine 2018 in-state recruits. Ferrell was not offered by Arkansas’ previous staff.
“First off, I would like to thank God for giving me the athletic abilities that I have,” Ferrell wrote. “I would like to thank my mother for staying on me and making sure I was doing my class work and providing for me to have the best. I’m thankful for my father for being on me about working hard in the weight room and playing up to the best of my abilities.
“I want to thank all of the coaches that have coached, taught and developed me into who I am now. I am thankful for all the offers I have received. I’ve made my decision, and I will be continuing my education and football career at the University of Arkansas.”
The Razorbacks’ 2018 class now sits at 10 players. Including Ferrell, seven of the 10 pledges signed a National Letter of Intent to Arkansas on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.
— Bj (@7_Bjferrell) December 17, 2017