Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. In this edition, we discuss an in-state quarterback and two highly touted defensive linemen.
Gerry Bohanon to join 23 other QBs in L.A.
Earle (Ark.) 2018 recruit Gerry Bohanon Jr. is one of 24 quarterbacks nationally selected to compete in the Elite 11 Finals.
The event is scheduled for June 2-4 in Los Angeles and is “intended for top-level rising senior quarterbacks” selected based on their performances at regional competitions. Bohanon attend the regional in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this month.
Arkansas starting quarterback Austin Allen was an Elite 11 finalist in 2012.
The 11 top performers in Los Angeles receive invites to compete at The Opening Finals, Nike’s premier high school football camp, in Oregon later this summer.
Bohanon (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) is a 4-star recruit and the top prospect in Arkansas for the 2018 class, according to 247Sports composite rankings. He announced the Razorbacks among his top 6 schools last week along with Baylor, Georgia, Louisville, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
4-star DL Trevor Trout has Arkansas among top 15
Chaminade (St. Louis) defensive lineman Trevor Trout released his top 15 schools Monday with Arkansas making the cut.
Trout (6-3, 305) narrowed his list of more than 30 offers. He’s a 4-star recruit and the No. 5 prospect from Missouri for 2018 by 247Sports. Rivals rates his as the top player from the Show Me State and No. 37 overall in the class.
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri and Texas A&M were the other SEC schools to make Trout’s list. He had 60 tackles and 4 sacks in 9 games last season.
— trevor trout ® (@totaltroutmove) May 22, 2017
Hogs don’t make the cut for 4-star prospect Max Wright
Max Wright, another highly sought defensive lineman in the 2018 class, also trimmed his list of potential destinations Monday. However, Arkansas did not make his list of 11 schools.
Wright (6-4, 276) is a 4-star recruit from Taylor High School (Katy, Texas). He is the No. 9 recruit from Texas and No. 84 overall prospect in the 2018 class.
The Hogs were hopeful to be in the mix for Wright. Defensive line is a major need in this class and his older sister assisted in the Razorbacks’ recruiting department as a student at the school this past year.
Texas A&M has long been his perceived favorite. The Aggies were one of six SEC schools to make his reduced list along with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss. Michigan, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas and TCU also made the cut.
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