Join us here at SEC Country for the “Calling the Hogs” notebook, providing insight on all the latest Arkansas Razorbacks’ recruiting news.
Hammonds setting example for future Robinson recruits
Arkansas freshman running back T.J. Hammonds became the first of what could be several Joe T. Robinson High School (Little Rock, Ark.) graduates to play for the Razorbacks when he signed his letter of intent last February.
Robinson 2017 wide receiver Koilan Jackson is committed to follow Hammonds to Fayetteville. After Jackson, 2018 wide receiver/defensive back Nathan Page and tight end Hunter Swoboda are firmly on the Razorbacks’ radar.
“It’s a good thing, because they look up to me,” Hammonds said. “Being there with them, teaching them all sorts of stuff and now that I’m experiencing these things I can go back and tell them what they need to work on. It’s a great opportunity to have an impact on their lives.”
Hammonds, who was pushing for playing time this season, recently sustained a setback with a meniscus tear in his knee while warming up for last Saturday’s scrimmage. He is expected to miss two or three weeks and now likely to redshirt.
Several 2017 commits to begin season Friday
Five 2017 Arkansas commits are set to open their senior season this Friday.
Etowah (Attalla, Ala.) quarterback Daulton Hyatt, St. George’s Independent School (Collierville, Tenn.) running back Chase Hayden, Jefferson High School (Festus, Mo.) offensive lineman Shane Clenin, American Heritage School (Delray Beach, Fla.) cornerback Jarques McClellion and Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) cornerback Korey Hernandez are all set to play their first games of the season.
Check back with SEC Country for updates from the Arkansas Insiders on how the commits fared in their season openers.
As fall camp is in full swing across the country, commitments have slowed down and Arkansas has remained at No. 23 nationally and No. 10 in the SEC for the 2017 class.
The Razorbacks stand at No. 27 in 2018 with only one commitment, 4-star quarterback Connor Noland, in the class.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.