Maleek Barkley, a 3-star wide receiver in the 2017 class, reaffirmed his commitment to Arkansas on Sunday afternoon. He has been committed to the Razorbacks since last spring.
On Saturday night, Barkley (6-foot, 185 pounds) had posted to Twitter that he had a “big announcement” coming regarding his recruitment. The post, which was quickly deleted, led to speculation he may be de-committing from the Hogs.
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— Maleek Barkley (@Leek_B2) January 15, 2017
Several programs have recently shown increased interest in Barkley, particularly Michigan State. He received an offer from the Spartans in December and was reportedly considering an official visit there.
Primarily playing running back as a senior, Barkley helped lead Lake Travis High School (Austin, Texas) to a state championship last month. He had 138 receiving yards and 3 total touchdowns — 2 receiving and 1 rushing — in the Texas Class 6A Division I championship game. For the season, Barkley rushed for 1,336 yards and 17 touchdowns. He added 613 yards and 7 touchdowns receiving.
The Hogs have 21 combined commits and signees in the class with plans to sign 23-25 total. Wide receiver is a position of strength in the class, with Barkley among six players committed or signed that are expected to play the position.