FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Gabe Richardson was expected to arrive at Arkansas as a blueshirt this summer, meaning his scholarship was guaranteed but would be delayed.
However, the Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College outside linebacker was informed Monday evening he will join the Razorbacks on full scholarship immediately, according to Danny West of HawgSports.com.
The news comes after defensive tackle target Scott Pagano canceled his planned visit to Arkansas earlier Monday. Pagano, a highly coveted graduate transfer from Clemson, was expected to visit Fayetteville in April. According to multiple reports, Pagano has scratched plans to visit Arkansas and Oklahoma. His only remaining visit is to Oregon. He visited Notre Dame earlier this month.
The Hogs were presumably holding the 25th, and final, scholarship available in the 2017 class for Pagano.