Arkansas officially landed one of the top athletes in the country Wednesday. Athlete T.J. Hammonds has signed his National Letter of Intent and will join the Razorbacks in 2016.
The university and coach Bret Bielema welcomed its latest commitment to Fayetteville, Ark., on Twitter Wednesday morning.
— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) February 3, 2016
— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) February 3, 2016
The four-star recruit, who committed to Arkansas in April, is an intriguing prospect and could be a much-needed asset for a rebuilding Razorbacks offense.
Hammonds is another homegrown talent to come to Fayetteville. He hails from Little Rock, Ark., and attended Joe T. Robinson High School. He is one of four commits from the state of Arkansas in this year’s class.
Hammonds was rated the 250th best player in the country, the No. 13 athlete and the third-best player in the state. He received offers from 12 schools, including SEC foes UGA and Vanderbilt, but never wavered on his commitment to Arkansas throughout the recruiting process.
Versatility is the key word when describing Hammonds’ skillset. As a senior he ran for 1,375 yards on 103 attempts — a gaudy 13.3 yards per carry — and 22 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 23 passes for 661 yards and six scores.
Figuring out where Hammonds will play next season will be an intriguing storyline of summer camp. According to 247Sports, the Razorbacks plan to line Hammonds up in the backfield and split him out as a receiver. He could be a great wrinkle for Bielema to utilize in a variety of ways.
All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite