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Outside linebacker Maureese Wren has committed to Arkansas.

Arkansas gets commitment from 2018 OLB Maureese Wren

Trent Shadid

Arkansas has received the commitment of 2018 outside linebacker Maureese Wren.

The 247Sports composite 3-star prospect from Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas, made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday. He visited campus last week.

The 6-foot-4, 216-pound Wren is listed as an athlete, he’s capable of playing outside linebacker or wide receiver. The Razorbacks view him as an outside linebacker. Last season at Horn, he primarily played receiver.

Arkansas offered Wren on June 19. The Hogs were joined by Baylor, Colorado, Missouri, Utah, Washington and 14 other FBS programs on the list of offers. He initially planned to announce his commitment Sept. 27, his birthday. But with the Razorbacks nearly out of available spots in the 2018 class, it’s obvious why he would jump on board now rather than wait until late September and risk his spot being filled.

Wren is the first, and likely will remain the only, outside linebacker commit in the Hogs’ 2018 class. He is commitment No. 12 overall. The expectation is to sign 16 in the class. It should be noted two of those 16 scholarship spots are believed to be designated for blueshirts from the 2017 class. That would leave the Razorbacks with just two spots left to fill in the class assuming everyone remains committed.

Erick Wren, Maureese’s older brother, is the starting center at Oklahoma. He is on the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy.