Arkansas hosted remarkable number of top recruits over weekend

Arkansas-recruiting-Trey Knox

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook. In this edition, we discuss the Hogs’ busy recruiting weekend.

Arkansas had best recruiting weekend in recent memory

Arkansas had at least 16 players who rank within the top 500 overall recruits in the 2019 class on campus over the weekend. Of those players, 10 are 4-star recruits. Four of the 4-star visitors are wide receivers and three are defensive backs.

The Razorbacks have barely had that level of talent visit campus over entire recruiting periods in recent years. With this sort of ability to get recruits on campus, which is always a tough challenge in Fayetteville, Chad Morris and his staff could be in the beginning stages of building one of Arkansas’ best recruiting classes ever.

Here’s the list of confirmed top prospects who visited, with their rating listed according to the 247Sports composite:


  • 3-star DB/WR Devin Boddie, Whitehaven (Memphis, Tenn.)
  • 3-star DB/WR Ty DeArman, Bowie (Arlington, Texas)*
  • DB/WR Malik Chavis, Rison (Ark.)*

Defensive backs

  • 4-star Jeffery Carter, Aledo (Texas)* — No. 209 overall recruit
  • 4-star Adonis Otey, Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)* — No. 310 overall recruit
  • 4-star Woodi Washington, Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)* — No. 162 overall recruit

Defensive linemen

  • 4-star Joseph Anderson, Siegel (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)* — No. 173 overall recruit
  • 3-star Taurean Carter, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy
  • 3-star Collin Clay, Putnam City (Oklahoma City)* — No. 408 overall recruit
  • 3-star Colt Ellison, Aledo (Texas)* — No. 494 overall recruit
  • 3-star Trevis Hopper, Central (Memphis, Tenn.)^ — No. 459 overall recruit
  • 3-star Enoch Jackson Jr., Mansfield (Texas) Legacy*
  • 3-star Carl Williams, Lufkin (Texas)*
  • 3-star Zach Williams, Joe T. Robinson (Little Rock, Ark.)*


  • 4-star Jackson Hannah, Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)* — No. 351 overall recruit

Offensive linemen

  • 3-star Marquise Simmons, De Smet (St. Louis)
  • Joseph Stone, Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.)*
  • 3-star Marcus Williams, Longview (Texas)
  • 4-star Stacey Wilkins, Camden (Ark.) Fairview* — No. 343 overall recruit

Running back

  • 3-star Marcus Major, Millwood (Oklahoma City)* — No. 415 overall recruit

Tight end

  • 4-star Hudson Henry, Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.)* — No. 43 overall recruit


  • K Caden Davis, Coppell (Texas) — No. 6 kicker by Kohl’s Kicking
  • K/P Cade York, Prosper (Texas) — No. 2 kicker and punter by Kohl’s Kicking

Wide receivers

  • 4-star Demariyon Houston, Millwood (Oklahoma City)* — No. 168 overall recruit
  • 3-star Jadon Jackson, Bentonville (Ark.) West* — No. 416 overall recruit
  • 3-star T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson (Texas)*
  • 4-star Trey Knox, Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)* — No. 180 overall recruit
  • 4-star Lance Wilhoite, Franklin (Nashville, Tenn.)* — No. 81 overall recruit
  • 4-star Dylan Wright, West Mesquite (Texas) Mesquite* — No. 188 overall recruit

*Players with an Arkansas offer.

^Committed to Arkansas.

Malik Chavis becomes eighth in-state offer

Arkansas offered in-state athlete Malik Chavis from Rison while he was on campus over the weekend. He is the eighth in-state recruit in the class with an offer from the Hogs.

Chavis (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) is a wide receiver and cornerback with exceptional speed. He reports his 40-yard dash time at 4.43 seconds. Arkansas is recruiting him as a corner, and is his first FBS offer. He is not yet rated by any of the recruiting outlets, though that is likely to change soon.

Below is the list of 2019 in-state recruits with an offer from Arkansas. Five of them visited campus over the weekend.

  • 4-star ATH Treylon Burks, Warren (Ark.) — No. 46 overall recruit
  • ATH Malik Chavis, Rison (Ark.)
  • 4-star TE Hudson Henry, Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.) — No. 43 overall recruit
  • 3-star WR Jadon Jackson, Bentonville (Ark.) West — No. 416 overall recruit
  • 3-star DT Marcus Miller, Warren (Ark.) 
  • 4-star OL Darius Thomas, Jonesboro (Ark.) — No. 164 overall recruit
  • 3-star OL Stacey Wilkins, Camden (Ark.) Fairview — No. 343 overall recruit
  • 3-star DE Zach Williams, Joe T. Robinson (Little Rock, Ark.)

ICYMI: Arkansas gets first commitment of 2019 class

The Hogs’ big recruiting weekend was highlighted by the commitment of defensive end Trevis Hopper. He is Arkansas’ first 2019 pledge under the new staff.

Hopper (6-foot-3, 265 pounds) attends Central High School in Memphis, Tenn. He pledged to the Razorbacks over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and others.

Miss a previous edition? Find every SEC Country daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook right here.

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