Arkansas football recruiting: Latest updates for the Razorbacks’ 2018 class

Arkansas’ 2018 recruiting class is providing hope for the future as the Razorbacks are off to a disappointing 4-5 start in 2017. The class currently includes 11 commitments.

That leaves the Razorbacks with just a few openings to fill in the class. The Hogs will use this fall as an opportunity to bring some of the final remaining targets on campus for official visits in hopes of putting the finishing touches on the class.

Here’s an update on where things stand  for the 2018 class:

Where Arkansas’ class ranks

Arkansas’ 2018 class is ranked  No. 57 nationally and  No. 12 in the SEC, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. The Hogs have an average commit rating of 86.85, which ranks No. 23 nationally and No. 8 in the SEC.

Latest headlines

In case you missed anything from this week, here are the latest recruiting headlines:

Offers by the numbers

  • Reported offers:  157
  • 5-star offers: 5
  • 4-star offers: 69
  • In-state recruits offered: 7
  • Texas recruits offered: 33
  • Georgia recruits offered: 24
  • Florida recruits offered: 23
  • Louisiana recruits offered: 18

Commits

Top uncommitted targets

Position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position with SEC Country’s projection of how many will be signed:

  • QB: 1/2 (Noland)
  • RB: 1/1 (Gibson)
  • TE: 0/1
  • WR: 0/0
  • OL: 3/4 (Banks, Gatlin, Jones)
  • DL: 2/4 (Mincey, Nichols)
  • ILB: 1/1 (Pool)
  • OLB: 0/1
  • CB: 2/2 (Hanspard II, McCalister)
  • S: 1/1 (Flanagan)

(Note: Arkansas has two blueshirts from the 2017 class expected to be put on scholarship later and count toward this class.)

Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of Arkansas commits by state:

  • Arkansas: 5 (Flanagan, Gatlin, Jones, Nichols, Noland)
  • Texas: 3 (Hanspard II, McCalister, Pool)
  • Florida: 1 (Banks)
  • Georgia: 1 (Mincey)
  • Louisiana: 1 (Gibson)

(Note: Banks is originally from Pensacola, Fla. He now attends Iowa Western Community College.)

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