Join us daily at SEC Country for “Trent’s Trough” as Arkansas beat writer Trent Shadid provides the latest recruiting news.
Barkley sticking with Arkansas
The 3-star recruit from Lake Travis High School (Austin, Texas) announced Sunday afternoon he is fully committed to the Hogs. This came as rumors began to surface about him reopening his recruitment.
Barkley (6-foot, 185 pounds) posted to Twitter on Saturday night that he had a “major announcement” forthcoming regarding his recruitment. The post was deleted shortly after. Then came his post Sunday, which reaffirmed he’s all about Arkansas.
Curl impressed with Baylor
Arkansas safety target Kamren Curl visited Baylor this weekend and apparently came away impressed with the Bears.
Curl (6-2, 180) posted to Twitter that he was impressed with Baylor’s facilities and the program in general. The 3-star recruit from Muskogee (Okla.) High School is planning to announce his college choice this Thursday.
His final choices are Arkansas, Baylor, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU and Texas. He unofficially visited Fayetteville for the Razorbacks’ win against Florida in November.
Baylor's facilities ?
— K.a.m.2⃣ (@Kam__Bam__) January 14, 2017
Local product Norwood receiving heavy interest
Northside High School (Fort Smith, Ark.) 2017 cornerback Tre Norwood continued to receive major offers over the past week.
Norwood (6-0, 175) announced offers from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State on Sunday evening. He picked up an offer from Notre Dame last week, and the next day he de-committed from Louisville.
The 3-star recruit and No. 11 player in-state player in the class has reported eight total offers. However, he does not have one from Arkansas, though its campus is just an hour north of his hometown.
Several fans have wondered that if Norwood is good enough to gain interest from such major programs, why hasn’t he received more interest from the Hogs? The simply answer is the coaching staff has evaluated him and ultimately opted not to offer. Arkansas already has three cornerbacks committed in this class and is still in pursuit of another.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.