National Signing Day is just three months away, with the Arkansas coaching staff pushing to secure commitments and complete the Hogs’ 2017 class.
The Razorbacks currently have 19 commits and are expecting to sign 23 to 25 recruits in the class.
Here’s SEC Country’s prediction of how Arkansas’ 2017 recruiting class would look if National Signing Day were today:
- Daulton Hyatt, 3-star, Etowah High School (Attalla, Ala.): The pro-style passer has shown no interest in other schools since announcing his commitment to the Hogs’ in March.
- Chase Hayden, 4-star, St. George’s Independent School (Collierville, Tenn.): The No. 4 all-purpose back in the class appeared to be wavering a bit on his commitment to Arkansas last month when he was reportedly planning to visit Michigan. However, he canceled that trip and has adamantly stated he is firm with the Hogs.
- Maleek Williams, 3-star, Charlotte High School (Punta Gorda, Fla.): Williams is a big, bruising back already at 215 pounds that fits perfectly into Arkansas’ offensive style. His only official visit was to Fayetteville last month and he’s not expected to take another.
- Maleek Barkley, 3-star, Lake Travis High School (Austin, Texas): Barkley has developed a tight relationship with wide receivers coach Michael Smith and has the type of versatility as a receiver and runner that can thrive in Dan Enos’ offense.
- Jarrod Barnes, 3-star, Cabot (Ark.) High School: One of the first commits in the class, there’s never been much suspense as to where Barnes is headed. He announced his pledge just a week after receiving an offer.
- Koilan Jackson, 3-star, Joe T. Robinson High School (Little Rock, Ark.): One of the top in-state prospects has strong ties to the program and recently told SEC Country he’s certain to be signing with the Hogs.
- Jonathan Nance, 2-star, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.: Arkansas is by far his best offer and the JUCO sophomore also sees the opportunity for potential early playing time with four of the Hogs’ top five receivers gone after this season.
- Devion Warren, 3-star, Ouchita Parish High School (Monroe, La.): Warren committed shortly after visiting Fayetteville last spring and his only offer to play in the SEC is from the Hogs.
- Jeremy Patton, 4-star, Arizona Western College: The top junior college tight end prospect took a visit to Utah despite being committed to Arkansas, but that’s had no apparent effect on his commitment. Patton should be able to come to Arkansas and compete to play right way, something he’s certainly aware of.
- Kirby Adcock, 3-star, Nashville (Ark.) High School: Iowa State made a strong push for Adcock, but ultimately the appeal of staying in state won out when he committed to Arkansas last April.
- Shane Clenin, 3-star, Jefferson High School (Festus, Mo.): Another offensive lineman that committed in April, Clenin has a close relationship with offensive line coach Kurt Anderson and has made several trips to Fayetteville since last spring.
- D’Marcus Hayes, 3-star, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.: The Hogs are in need of an offensive lineman who can potentially come in and play right away. Hayes, the No. 4 JUCO offensive tackle in the class who is currently uncommitted, would be a strong candidate to replace senior left tackle Dan Skipper next season.
- Dalton Wagner, 3-star, Richmond-Burton (Ill.) High School: Wagner was sold on Arkansas and Anderson during his first visit to the campus and reaffirmed that by committing following his second trip last summer.
- Ryder Anderson, 3-star, Katy (Texas) High School: Anderson committed to Arkansas just days after visiting last June. The Hogs provide his only offer to play in the SEC, a major selling point.
- Javier Edwards, 3-star, Blinn (Texas) College: He’s currently committed to Florida with Arkansas making a strong push to change that the past several months. In the end, it’s likely the Hogs could win out by clearly providing the best chance at early playing time for the 320-pound tackle.
- Troy James, 3-star, Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, La.): James de-committed from Kansas last month after visiting Arkansas. The Hogs are his only SEC offer and in need of defensive line commits, so look for him potentially to be the next and sign with the Hogs.
- Thomas Johnston, 3-star, Spanish Fort (Ala.) High School: He is clearly among Arkansas’ top remaining uncommitted targets in the class. The interest is mutual with Johnston taking an official visit last month. There is a need for immediate help at inside linebacker next season.
- Derrick Munson, 3-star, Archbishop Rummel High School (Metairie, La.): The first commit in the class, Munson has remained “firm” with the Hogs. He’ll become the fourth Rummel product on the roster next season.
- Josh Paul, 3-star, De La Salle High School (New Orleans): Developing a close relationship with wide receivers coach Michael Smith, a New Orleans native, helped secure Paul’s commitment last summer with no other programs being considered since.
- Jordon Curtis, 3-star, Jenks (Okla.) High School: A two-way standout as a running back and cornerback at Jenks, Curtis couldn’t turn down the chance to play in the SEC when he committed last summer.
- Korey Hernandez, 3-star, Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.): Hernandez committed over the summer without even needing a visit to Fayetteville. He’s since attended a game this season.
- Jarques McClellion, 3-star, American Heritage High School (Delray Beach, Fla.): Head coach Bret Bielema and linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves are experienced, successful recruiters in Florida. McClellion is the latest Sunshine State prospect to commit to Arkansas, in large part because of his connection with the two coaches.
- Montaric Brown, 4-star, Ashdown (Ark.) High School: The top in-state prospect in the class provided some suspense with Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Oklahoma State in contention until Brown committed to Arkansas in late July. Ultimately, his connections to the program gave Arkansas the upper hand.
- J’Marick Woods, 3-star, Florence (Ala.) High School: Woods took an official visit to Arkansas in October despite being committed to Michigan. He called his visit to Fayetteville the best he’d been on yet, and it’s apparent defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads is helping the Hogs gain ground fast to land Woods.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.