National Signing Day is less than a month away, with the Arkansas coaching staff pushing to fill the final slots in the 2017 class.
The Razorbacks currently have 21 combined commits and signees. They are expecting to sign 23 to 25 total.
Here’s SEC Country’s prediction of how Arkansas’ 2017 recruiting class would look if National Signing Day were today:
- Daulton Hyatt, 3-star recruit, Etowah High School (Attalla, Ala.): The pro-style passer showed no interest in other schools since announcing his commitment to the Hogs in March. He signed his financial aid agreement in December and will enroll at the midterm.
- Chase Hayden, 3-star recruit, 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 in October 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 recruit, Charlotte High School (Punta Gorda, Fla.): Williams is a big, bruising back already topping 220 pounds who fits perfectly into Arkansas’ offensive style. The recent high school grad is set to enroll at Arkansas this month.
- Maleek Barkley, 3-star recruit, Lake Travis High School (Austin, Texas): Barkley has developed a tight relationship with wide receivers coach Michael Smith during the recruiting process. He has the type of versatility as a receiver and runner who can thrive in Dan Enos’ offense.
- Jarrod Barnes, 3-star recruit, Cabot (Ark.) High School: One of the first commits in the class, there’s never been much suspense as to where Barnes is headed. The high school quarterback announced his pledge just a week after receiving an offer.
- Koilan Jackson, 3-star recruit, Joe T. Robinson High School (Little Rock, Ark.): One of the top in-state prospects, Jackson has strong ties to the program and has been all about the Hogs since committing last spring.
- Brandon Martin, 4-star recruit, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.: Martin signed with LSU in the 2014 class before eventually having to go the junior college route. He signed with the Razorbacks in December over Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State. He is talented enough to potentially have a major impact next season.
- Jonathan Nance, 3-star recruit, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.: Nance previously signed with Southern Miss as a defensive back. He spent one semester there before heading to Mississippi Gulf Coast and trying his hand at receiver. The move paid off for Nance, who is a possession receiver with a vast skill set. He has signed and will join the team this month.
- De’Vion Warren, 3-star recruit, Ouchita Parish High School (Monroe, La.): Warren committed shortly after visiting Fayetteville last spring. His only offer to play in the SEC is from the Hogs. A quarterback in high school, Warren is an electric playmaker with elite quickness.
- Jeremy Patton, 4-star recruit, Arizona Western College: The top junior college tight end signed with Arkansas in December. Possibly the most talented commit in the class, Patton will join the program for the spring semester. He should be able to compete for playing time right way with the Hogs needing to replace starter Jeremy Sprinkle.
- Kirby Adcock, 3-star recruit, Nashville (Ark.) High School: Iowa State made a strong push for Adcock, but ultimately the appeal of staying in state won out. He has signed his financial aid agreement and went through his first practices with the team in December.
- Shane Clenin, 3-star recruit, Jefferson High School (Festus, Mo.): Clenin has a close relationship with offensive line coach Kurt Anderson. He’s made several trips to Fayetteville since committing last spring. Like Adcock, he’ll arrive at the midterm and has already practiced with the Hogs.
- Dalton Wagner, 3-star recruit, Richmond-Burton (Ill.) High School: Wagner was sold on Arkansas and Anderson during his first visit to the campus. He reaffirmed that by committing following his second trip last summer. He also gives the Hogs a third offensive lineman who has practiced with the team and will enroll early.
- Troy James, 3-star recruit, Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, La.): James announced his pledge to the Hogs in November. Crazier things have happened, but with no other SEC offers it’s unlikely the Hogs will encounter much competition between now and National Signing Day.
- Melvin Johnson, 3-star recruit, Riverside (Calif.) Community College: Johnson is a native of Las Vegas who was initially heading to UNLV out of high school. After two seasons at Riverside, he’s now looking at bigger offers. Those include Arkansas, Iowa State and Kentucky. He took an official visit to Fayetteville in December, and already has a connection to the program with fellow defensive lineman Michael Taylor II having played at Riverside.
- Kyrei Fisher, 3-star recruit, Tulsa (Okla.) Union High School: Arkansas won out over Michigan State, Minnesota and Texas when Fisher signed his financial aid agreement last month. Because he’s an exceptional pass rusher and above-average athlete, he fits perfect into the 3-4 defensive scheme the Hogs are expected to shift to primarily next season. He is one of two defensive players set to enroll this month.
- Derrick Munson, 3-star recruit, Archbishop Rummel High School (Metairie, La.): The first commit in the class, Munson has remained “firm” with the Hogs throughout his recruiting process. At 6-foot, 200 pounds, there’s a chance he turns out to be a safety at Arkansas. He’ll become the fourth Rummel product on the roster next season.
- Josh Paul, 3-star recruit, 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. He’s viewed as an exceptional athlete who has been somewhat overlooked in the recruiting world.
- Chevin Calloway, 4-star recruit, Bishop Dunne High School (Dallas): Arkansas’ chances of landing Calloway have steadily increased since he de-committed from Iowa in October. The coaching staff visited him twice in December and he’s expected to officially visit Fayetteville later this month. He is also considering Ole Miss and Texas, and is planning to announce his decision on National Signing Day.
- Jordon Curtis, 3-star recruit, 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 recruit, Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.): Hernandez committed over the summer without even needing a visit to Fayetteville. Not only a talented corner, he also contributed regularly on offense and special teams at Cedar Grove. He recently graduated from high school, signed his aid agreement and will arrive at Arkansas in January.
- Jarques McClellion, 3-star recruit, American Heritage High School (Delray Beach, Fla.): Head coach Bret Bielema is an experienced, successful recruiter in Florida. McClellion is the latest Sunshine State prospect to commit to Arkansas, in large part because of his connection with the coaching staff.
- Montaric Brown, 4-star recruit, Ashdown (Ark.) High School: The U.S. Army All-American provided some suspense recently when he considered visits to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State this month. However, he recently told SEC Country he will not be making those visits and remains firmly committed to Arkansas.
- Kamren Curl, 3-star recruit, Muskogee (Okla.) High School: Curl’s recruitment has heated up significantly over the past couple months. He recently listed Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, TCU and Texas as his top 6 choices. While that competition to land him appears to be wide open, the Hogs get a slight advantage in that he’ll officially visit Fayetteville just days before he’s planning to announce his choice on signing day.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.