Devwah Whaley’s recruitment has been anything but static in recent months, but it came to a close on Saturday.
The four-star running back, who de-committed from Georgia in early December, announced his verbal commitment to Arkansas during the annual Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla., where several of the country’s top recruits have been gathered in recent days.
Whaley, the No. 4 running back in the country, spurned Texas and the Bulldogs in the process.
“I just feel like (Arkansas) is the best place for me,” Whaley said of his commitment. “It’s the best fit for me all around. Great coaching staff. They’ll help me further my degree and get to the next level.”
The 6-foot, 209-pound senior from Beaumont, Texas, was once rumored to be silently committed to Georgia before going public with his announcement. Eventually, his engagement with the Bulldogs was broken off shortly after coach Mark Richt’s departure from Athens, Ga.
With his announcement, Whaley gives Arkansas its 17th commitment in this year’s class. He is the first running back to verbally commit.