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ArkansasAnnounces 2014 Signing Class

 

 

AnthonyBrown, Fr., DE, 6-4, 221, Miami, Fla. (Miami Killian HS)

*Jared Cornelius, Fr., WR, 6-1, 185, Shreveport, La. (EvangelChristian Academy)

JuanDay, Fr., RB, 6-2, 210, North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock HS)

KendrickEdwards, Fr., WR, 6-6, 205, Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland HS)

DwayneEugene, Fr., LB, 6-1, 200, Marrero, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS)

CorneliusFloyd, Fr., CB, 6-1, 190, Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep)

KhaliaHackett, Fr., LB, 6-3, 210, Douglasville, Ga. (South Paulding HS)

JakeHall, Fr., DE, 6-5, 250, Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS)

ColeHedlund, Fr., K, 5-10, 170, Argyle, Texas (Argyle HS)

*Cody Hollister, So., WR, 6-4, 205, Bend, Ore. (ArizonaWestern/Mountain West HS)

BijhonJackson, Fr., DT, 6-2, 320, El Dorado, Ark. (El Dorado HS)

JackKraus, Fr., TE, 6-5, 250, Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS)

JoshLiddell, Fr., S, 6-1, 193, Pine Bluff, Ark. (Dollarway Senior HS)

*Chris Murphy, Fr., CB, 5-10, 180, Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter HS)

*Rafe Peavey, Fr., QB, 6-2, 212, Bolivar, Mo. (Bolivar HS)

JovanPruitt, Fr., OT, 6-6, 290, Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne HS)

FrankRagnow, Fr., OT, 6-6, 291, Chanhassen, Minn. (Chanhassen HS)

SantosRamirez, Fr., CB, 6-1, 172, Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

RandyRamsey, Fr., LB, 6-4, 215, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard HS)

JoJoRobinson, Fr., WR, 6-0, 185, Miami, Fla. (Miami Northwestern HS)

Henre'Toliver, Fr., CB, 6-1, 165, Marrero, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS)

SebastianTretola, Jr., OT, 6-5, 315, San Bernardino, Calif. (Iowa Western CC/Cajon HS)

BrianWallace, Fr., OT, 6-6, 305, Florissant, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

ArmonWatts, Fr., DT, 6-5, 250, Saint Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

 

-Classifications are listed as of fall of 2014

*Enrolled in January, 2014

 

AnthonyBrown

DE,6-4, 221, Miami, Fla. (Miami Killian HS)

Brownhad a composite score of 76 according to 247Sports.com. He helped Miami Killianto the 2013 District 16-8A championship for the first time since 2008 as theteam advanced to the Region 4-8A semifinal round of the state playoffs. Hecontributed 34 tackles, including 12 for loss with 10 sacks, on a defense thatallowed an average of 11.6 points per game and had three shutouts in the12-game season. Brown also played basketball for the Cougars and only played footballhis final two seasons. In addition to defensive line, he also was the team'skicker and punter his junior season. He competed in regional chesscompetitions, earned the Science Achievement Award and volunteered at theCamillus House for the homeless in Miami. He was coached at Miami Killian byCorey Johnson. Brown chose Arkansas after receiving offers from MississippiState, Michigan State, Cincinnati, South Florida and others.

 

JaredCornelius
WR, 6-1, 185, Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

Corneliuswas a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com.Cornelius was ranked as the No. 23 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 89 widereceiver in the nation by Rivals. He was the No. 47 prospect in the stateaccording to 247Sports.com. Cornelius helped Evangel Christian win the District1-3A championship and advance to the Louisiana Division II state semifinalsduring his senior season. In 2013, Cornelius had 71 receptions for 1,189 yardsand 16 touchdowns. The team achieved winning seasons during Cornelius' careerfinishing 10-2 in 2013 and 12-3 in 2012. In 2012, he had 90 receptions for1,585 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was coached at Evangel Christian by ByronDawson and Phillip Dees. Cornelius chose Arkansas over offers from Missouri,Tennessee, Houston, TCU and San Diego State.

 

JuanDay

RB,6-2, 210, North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock HS)

Daywas a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and247Sports.com. Rivals ranked Day as the No. 3 prospect from Arkansas and theNo. 40 running back in the nation. Day had a scouting grade of 85 and wasranked No. 8 in Arkansas and the No. 61 running back in the country by247Sports. Day was also named to the Hawgs247 all-state team. North Little Rockfinished the 2013 season 10-3, won the conference title and advanced to thesemifinal round of the Arkansas 7A state playoffs. Day rushed 39 times for 320yards and had three touchdowns, in addition to catching four passes for 85yards and one touchdown in three games before sustaining an injury. In 2012,North Little Rock had another winning season of 10-2, including goingundefeated in conference play, and made another trip to the state semifinalsbehind Day's 915 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He was coached at NorthLittle Rock by Brad Boling. Day chose Arkansas following his junior season.

 

KendrickEdwards

WR,6-6, 205, Miami, Fla. (Miami Norland HS)

Edwardswas ranked as the No. 75 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com. He was athree-star prospect by Scout, ESPN and 247Sports.com. According to 247Sports,Edwards was the No. 92 wide receiver in the country and the No. 94 overallprospect from Florida. As a senior, he made 20 catches for 300 yards and sixtouchdowns while also playing quarterback in the Vikings' Wing-T offense. In2012, Miami Norland won eight games, including a four-game win streak that ledto the regional semifinals, and he caught 30 passes for 534 yards and 11touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught 45 passes for 715 yards and 15 touchdownsfor the Vikings' undefeated 5A state champion team. He also played basketballand was an honor-roll student while volunteering at Optimist Park and Sun LifeStadium. He was coached by Daryle Heidelburg at Miami Norland, the same highschool attended by Arkansas linebackers coach Randy Shannon. Edwards choseArkansas over offers from Auburn, South Carolina, Louisville, Rutgers andSyracuse.

 

DwayneEugene

LB,6-1, 200, Marrero, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS)

Eugenewas a three-star according to ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Hereceived a grade of 86 from Scout and was ranked as the No. 32 prospect fromLouisiana and the No. 69 safety prospect in the country by 247Sports. Eugenewas a team captain, three-year starter and helped Archbishop Rummel toback-to-back Division I state championships in 2012 and 2013. During his threeseasons, the Raiders put together a 36-5 record, including 16-0 in 2012. Hissenior season, he recorded 73 tackles, five fumble recoveries and twointerceptions. As a junior, he collected 94 tackles, three fumble recoveries,three interceptions and scored two touchdowns. In his first season as astarter, he made 74 tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries andscored three touchdowns for a 10-2 season that ended in the quarterfinal roundof the state playoffs. Eugene was also a member of the basketball and track andfield teams. He volunteered with the Special Olympics and helped special needschildren learn to swim working with JoJo's Hope. He was coached at ArchbishopRummel by Jay Roth. Eugene chose Arkansas after receiving offers from Arizona,Tulane, Western Kentucky and South Alabama.

 

CorneliusFloyd

CB,6-1, 190, Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Prep)

Floydearned a three-star rating as a versatile athlete who excelled at wide receiverand cornerback in high school. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 85 cornerback inthe country, while 247Sports.com Composite rankings tabbed him as the133rd-best wide receiver in the nation. As a senior, he recorded 45 tackles,including 25 solo, and seven interceptions with two of those returned fortouchdowns while helping Gulliver Prep advance to the regional semifinal roundof the 4A state playoffs. He was named to the all-state academic team andearned first-team all-state honors and first team All-Dade honors. During hisjunior season he made 40 tackles and two interceptions, scoring a total of fourtouchdowns, including two on kickoff returns, to help lead the Raiders to theregional finals. He also participated in basketball and track and field. He wascoached at Gulliver by Earl Sims. Floyd chose the Razorbacks over Oklahoma,Virginia, Cincinnati, UCF and Pittsburgh.

 

KhaliaHackett

LB,6-3, 210, Douglasville, Ga. (South Paulding HS)

Hackettcomes to Arkansas after he was given three stars by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.comand 247Sports.com. ESPN ranked him as the No. 52 linebacker in the country andthe No. 63 overall prospect from Georgia. In 2013, he registered 85 tackles,including four for loss, leading South Paulding to the playoffs for the firsttime in school history. The Spartans advanced to the second round of the 5Astate playoffs and finished with a 10-2 record after consecutive six-winseasons. Throughout his career, he recorded 165 tackles, six for loss, 1.5sacks and five interceptions. He was coached at South Paulding by Ed Kostner.Hackett chose Arkansas after receiving offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky,Cincinnati and East Carolina.

 

JakeHall

DE,6-5, 250, Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS)

Hallwas a three-star recruit ranked as the No. 6 prospect in Arkansas by ESPN. Hewas ranked as the seventh-best prospect out of Arkansas and the No. 35strongside defensive end in the country by 247Sports.com. In 2013, he helpedlead Har-Ber to the quarterfinal round of the 7A state playoffs and an 8-4record by making 67 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two passbreakups and one fumble recovery. He was named to the all-state team and theOutstanding Lineman in 7A-West. As a junior, he collected 50 tackles, including2.5 for loss, and forced three fumbles as the Wildcats won seven games andadvanced to the second round of the state playoffs. He was coached at Har-Berby Chris Wood. Hall chose Arkansas after receiving offers from Cincinnati andULM.

 

ColeHedlund

K,5-10, 170, Argyle, Texas (Argyle HS)

Hedlundwas a vital part of Argyle's 2013 Texas 3A D2 state championship team. He wasnamed a Parade All-American and first-team All-USA by USA Today.He also won the Chris Sailer Award presented to the National Placekicker of theYear. Hedlund was a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com,247Sports.com and Scout.com. He was ranked as the No. 3 kicker in the countryby 247Sports. With Hedlund kicking his way into the record books, Argyle ranthrough a perfect 16-0 season and the 3A D2 state title in 2013. Hedlund holdsthe national record with 25 made field goals in a season from his sophomoreyear and with 56 career made field goals. He made 157 straight PATs, includinga perfect 101-for-101 in 2013. As a senior, he was 24-of-30 on field goals witha long of 57 yards and led the country in kick scoring with 168 points. Hisjunior year, he made 7-of-10 field goal attempts for Argyle's 11-2 team thatadvanced to the third round of the state playoffs. As a sophomore, he was25-for-30 on field goal attempts, breaking the national record forsingle-season made field goals, and the Eagles ended their 14-2 season with anappearance in the state championship game. He also played soccer. He wascoached at Argyle by Todd Rogers. Hedlund chose the Razorbacks over TexasA&M.

 

CodyHollister

WR,6-4, 205, Bend, Ore. (Arizona Western/Mountain View HS)

Hollisterwas a three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 20 junior college wide receiverin the country by ESPN. He was ranked as the No. 17 junior college prospect inArizona and the No. 27 junior college wide receiver in the nation by247Sports.com. In his senior season at Mountain View High School in Bend, Ore.,Hollister helped lead the Cougars to the 5A state championship and was namedfirst-team all-state. He caught 12 passes for 146 yards in the statechampionship game, giving the city of Bend its first state title since 1940,and finished the 2011 season with 64 receptions for 1,038 yards and 15touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 72 passes for 1,270 yards and 15 touchdownswhile helping Mountain View advance to the semifinal round of the stateplayoffs. Following his prep career, Hollister redshirted as a freshman atNevada before transferring to Arizona Western College. In 2013, Hollister was afirst-team all-conference selection after leading the team with 69 receptionsfor 934 yards and five touchdowns. He was coached by Tom Monnick at ArizonaWestern and Steve Turner at Mountain View. Hollister also received scholarshipoffers from Wyoming and Troy. He was involved with FCA and Athletes for Orphanswhile in high school in addition to playing basketball and baseball.

 

BijhonJackson

DT,6-2, 320, El Dorado, Ark. (El Dorado HS)

Jacksonwas ranked as the No. 1 prospect from Arkansas by ESPN and 247Sports Compositerankings. 247Sports Composite ranked him as the No. 5 defensive tackle in thecountry, while ESPN tabbed him as the nation's No. 6 defensive tackle andScout.com ranked him as the No. 4 defensive tackle prospect in the country. Heparticipated in the 2014 US Army All-American Bowl, recording two tackles tohelp the West to a 28-6 win. He helped lead El Dorado to a 6A statechampionship and a 13-1 record during his sophomore season as he recorded 47tackles, including eight for loss and two sacks. During his junior season herecorded 67 tackles, including 12 for loss and six sacks, and earned all-statehonors. In 2013, he helped lead El Dorado to another state title, the school'sfourth in five years, by recording 61 tackles, including 14 for loss, with oneinterception. He finished high school with 175 tackles in his career. He wasnamed to the Hawgs247 all-state team for the Class of 2014 and was twice namedacademic all-conference. He was coached at El Dorado by Scott Reed. Jacksonreceived numerous offers and chose Arkansas over Alabama and Ole Miss.

 

JackKraus

TE,6-5, 250, Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS)

Krauswas given three stars by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. Rivalsranked him as the No. 7 prospect from Arkansas, and ESPN ranked him eighth inArkansas and the nation's No. 31 tight end. He was also named to the Hawgs247all-state team for the Class of 2014. Kraus helped lead Bentonville to threestraight 7A state championship games. In 2013, he caught 12 passes for 137yards and two touchdowns while grading at 84% blocking and registering 40knockdown blocks for the state championship team that finished 11-2. Krauscaught 19 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns and had 72 knockdown blocksduring his junior year. He recorded 112 receiving yards, one touchdown and 42knockdowns during his sophomore year. He led the Tigers to a 36-4 record overhis three years. He was an honor-roll student all four years and also playedbasketball while volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Bentonville. Hewas coached at Bentonville by Barry Lunney Sr. Kraus committed to Arkansasfollowing his junior season.

 

JoshLiddell

S,6-1, 193, Pine Bluff, Ark. (Dollarway Senior HS)

Liddellwas ranked as a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and ESPN. He was rankedNo. 3 overall in Arkansas and as the No. 38 safety in the country by 247Sports.He played on both sides of the ball, seeing action at safety, running back andquarterback. He led Dollarway to an undefeated conference season, the 2-4Atitle and the semifinal round of the state playoffs playing quarterback in2013. As a senior, he completed 44-of-58 passes for 1,257 yards and 15touchdowns while also rushing 112 times for 1,278 yards and 21 touchdowns.Defensively, Liddell tallied 45 tackles, three interceptions and five passbreakups. In his junior season, he made 50 tackles and four interceptions whilecontributing 1,500 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns.As a sophomore, he recorded 45 tackles and 12 interceptions in addition to 800rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He was coached at Dollarway by Cortez Lee.Liddell chose Arkansas over many offers, including Boise State.

 

ChrisMurphy
CB, 5-10, 180, Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter HS)

Murphyhelped make history his senior season at Lassiter, as the Trojans repeated asRegion 5-AAAAAA champions for the first time. Rivals.com ranked him the41st-best prospect in Georgia and 43rd in the country at his position. He wasranked as the 49th-best cornerback in the nation by ESPN. He finished his finalcampaign with 31 tackles, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two fumblerecoveries and one blocked field goal. A second-team all-region selection as ajunior, Murphy recorded 19 tackles, 15 pass breakups, three interceptions andone fumble recovery as Lassiter went undefeated with a 10-0 record during the2012 regular season. As a sophomore, Murphy registered two interceptions, 13pass breakups and 27 tackles. He was a five-time academic honor roll selection,has played the violin since kindergarten and participates in volunteer workwith special education children. He was coached at Lassiter by Jep Irwin.Murphy selected Arkansas from multiple offers, including Missouri, Vanderbilt,Oklahoma State, Louisville, Arizona and Washington State.

 

RafePeavey
QB, 6-2, 212, Bolivar, Mo. (Bolivar HS)

Peavey,a four-star, was rated as the No. 8 quarterback prospect by Tom Lemming. ESPNranked him as the No. 4 prospect from Missouri and the No. 10 quarterback inthe nation. He earned the No. 10 ranking among pro-style quarterbacksnationally from 247Sports.com, while Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 2prospect from Missouri and the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the country. Heparticipated in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game, finishing 7-of-11passing for 71 yards and leading two scoring drives. Peavey led Bolivar to anundefeated regular season during his senior year. Bolivar won 12 consecutivegames in 2013, including an 11th straight Central Ozark Conference championshipand the Missouri Class 4, District 7 title. Peavey's Liberators were the firstteam to go 12-0 in school history, and the quarterfinals were the farthest theteam advanced in 11 years. In his senior season, he earned first-team all-statehonors after he was 127-of-185 passing for 2,294 yards and 16 touchdowns andhad 187 carries for 1,557 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns. He had threeadditional winning seasons at Bolivar, finishing 9-3 his junior year, 9-2 hissophomore year and 8-1 on the freshman team while also rushing 11 times for 121yards in varsity competition. During his junior and sophomore seasons, he was191-of-288 passing for 3,696 yards and 38 touchdowns and had 156 carries for1,040 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was an All-Central Ozarks Conference andall-district selection each of his three years as the starter and was alsonamed the Central Ozarks Conference MVP. He was coached at Bolivar by LanceRoweton. Peavey chose Arkansas after receiving numerous offers, includingAuburn, Missouri, Ole Miss and Kentucky.

 

JovanPruitt

OT,6-6, 290, Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne HS)

Pruittwas a four-star prospect and the No. 15 offensive tackle in the countryaccording to Scout.com. Rivals.com tabbed him as the No. 37 prospect in Texasand the nation's 35th-best offensive tackle. ESPN gave him a grade of 78 andranked him the No. 78 prospect in Texas and the No. 40 offensive tackle in thenation. Pruitt was ranked as the No. 51 prospect from Texas and the No. 52offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports.com. In 2013, he was a teamcaptain and earned honorable-mention all-state and first-team all-districtacclaim as Bishop Dunne had a seven-win season and advanced to the second roundof the state playoffs. He was coached at Bishop Dunne by Michael Johnson andKen Davis. Pruitt chose Arkansas over numerous other offers including Alabama,Florida, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, UCLA and Washington.

 

FrankRagnow

OT,6-6, 291, Chanhassen, Minn. (Chanhassen HS)

Ragnowwas given four stars from ESPN, Scout.com and 247Sports.com. He was ranked asthe No. 3 prospect from Minnesota by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals.com. Accordingto 247Sports Composite ranking, Ragnow had a grade of 89 and was the country's24th-best offensive tackle. He was one of two 2014 Army All-American Bowlnominees from Minnesota and also was invited to the Offense-Defense All-AmericanBowl following his senior season. During his career at Chanhassen, Ragnow wastwice named all-state, all-metro and all-conference. He also played defense andaccrued 102 tackles, including 14 sacks, and two fumble recoveries. In hissenior year, he helped the Storm to a school-record seven-game win streak fromweek three to the quarterfinal round of the sectional playoffs. In addition tofootball, he also played basketball and contested the shot put and discus throwand was a captain on all three teams. In the classroom, he was an honor-rollstudent. He was coached at Chanhassen by Bill Rosberg. Ragnow chose Arkansasover offers from Minnesota, Florida State, Ohio State, Vanderbilt andWisconsin.

 

SantosRamirez

CB,6-1, 172, Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)

Ramirezwas a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and247Sports.com. He earned a scouting grade of 88 and ranked as the No. 28prospect from Louisiana and the No. 49 safety in the nation by 247Sports.Rivals ranked him 26th in Louisiana and the No. 50 cornerback in the country.He was named first-team all-state, first-team all-district and first-teamall-city as a senior after he making 88 tackles and 10 interceptions andhelping Evangel Christian to a 10-2 record that included an undefeated seasonin district play. The Eagles won the District 1-3A championship and advanced tothe Division II state semifinals. As a junior he made 76 tackles, fourinterceptions and 10 pass breakups and was a first-team all-state selection. Inhis sophomore year he recorded 33 tackles and grabbed two interceptions. Healso played basketball and ran track in addition to volunteering with theelderly at nursing homes in Shreveport and earning recognition on thePrincipal's List for his work in the classroom. He was coached at EvangelChristian by Byron Dawson. Ramirez chose Arkansas over offers from LSU, Baylor,Memphis, Southern Miss and Air Force.

 

RandyRamsey

LB,6-4, 215, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard HS)

Ramseyplayed cornerback, safety, linebacker and defensive end in high school. ESPN,Rivals.com and 247 Composite rated him with three stars. In 2013, he registered83 tackles, including 34 for loss with 25 sacks, and four forced fumbles tohelp lead Dillard to eight wins, an undefeated mark in conference play and aspot in the regional semifinal round of the Florida 6A state playoffs. Hisjunior year he helped the Panthers to six wins and the regional quarterfinalround of the state playoffs. He was coached at Dillard by Lorenzo Davis. Ramseychose Arkansas over offers from Kentucky, North Carolina State, Cincinnati,Rutgers and Illinois.

 

JoJoRobinson

WR,6-0, 185, Miami, Fla. (Miami Northwestern HS)

Robinsonwas rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Scout.com. Touted as one of the bestroute runners in the 2014 class, he was ranked as the No. 22 athlete in thecountry and No. 35 prospect in Florida by 247Sports.com Composite ranking.Rivals.com pegged him as the No. 59 receiver in the country and the No. 55prospect in Florida, while ESPN ranked him No. 145 on the ESPN 300. His juniorseason he made 35 receptions for 445 yards and three touchdowns and added 161yards and one touchdown on 29 rushing attempts to help the Bulls to theregional semifinal round of the 6A state playoffs. As a sophomore, he caught 16passes for 153 yards and one touchdown while rushing 29 times for 98 yards andtwo touchdowns on an eight-win team. He was coached at Miami Northwestern byStephen Field. Robinson chose Arkansas over numerous offers including FloridaState, LSU, Auburn, TCU and South Florida.

 

Henre'Toliver

CB,6-1, 165, Marrero, La. (Archbishop Rummel HS)

Toliverwas a four-star with a scout grade of 90 and ranked as the No. 18 prospect fromLouisiana and the No. 27 cornerback in the country by 247Sports.com. Rivals.comranked him as the No. 20 recruit from Louisiana and the nation's 42nd-bestcornerback. He was part of the Archbishop Rummel team that claimed back-to-backDivision I state championships in 2012 and 2013. He made 10 interceptions in highschool, including interceptions to clinch consecutive three-point victories inthe quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the state playoffs as a senior. Hemade 25 tackles and two interceptions, earning All-District 9-5A honors as ajunior. He also played basketball and helped his team advance to the statequarterfinals his junior season. As a sophomore, he recorded 42 tackles withthree interceptions. Off the field, he was honor-roll student and volunteeredat the local Senior Center. He was coached at Archbishop Rummel by Jay Roth.Toliver chose Arkansas after receiving numerous offers, including Oklahoma,Nebraska, Arizona State, Kentucky and Louisville.

 

SebastianTretola

OT,6-5, 315, San Bernardino, Calif. (Iowa Western CC/Cajon HS)

Tretolacomes to Arkansas from Iowa Western Community College after beginning hiscollegiate career at Nevada. The San Bernardino, Calif., native was ranked as afour-star by 247Sports.com, the No. 1 junior college prospect in Iowa, the No.8 junior college offensive tackle in the country and the 29th-best juniorcollege prospect in the nation. He also was ranked 63rd in the Rivals.comjunior college top 100. ESPN ranked him as the country's No. 11 junior collegeoffensive tackle. He earned first-team all-conference honors in 2013 afterhelping the Reivers win the Midwest Football Conference championship and a No.2 final ranking following a defeat of Butler in the Graphic Edge Bowl. Heredshirted as a true freshman at Nevada and saw action in 10 games with fourstarts in 2012, helping the Wolf Pack to the New Mexico Bowl. He helped leadCajon High School to a league championship as a junior and was twice afirst-team all-league selection, adding first-team all-county honors as asenior. Tretola was coached at Iowa Western by Scott Strohmeier and at Cajon byKim Battin. Tretola selected Arkansas after receiving multiple scholarshipoffers from schools including Oklahoma, Florida, Texas Tech, TCU and SouthFlorida.

 

BrianWallace

OT,6-6, 305, Florissant, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

Wallacewas a four-star prospect and played in the 2014 US Army All-American Bowl. Hewas ranked as the top overall prospect in Missouri, the No. 2 offensive tacklein the nation and the 37th-best overall prospect by 247Sports.com. ESPN.com andRivals.com ranked Wallace as the country's No. 9 offensive tackle and thesecond-best prospect from Missouri. Rivals pegged him as the No. 96 overallprospect in the country, and he was 126th on the ESPN 300. In 2013, he helpedChristian Brothers reach a 9-3 overall record, including an undefeated recordin district play, and advance to the third round of the Class 6A stateplayoffs. He was named first-team all-state and first-team All-Metro CatholicConference as a senior. He earned first-team all-conference, second-teamall-district and second-team all-metro after helping lead the Cadets to an 11-1record and the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs in his junior season.He also participated in the shot put and discus for the track and field team andvolunteered at the Center of Creative Arts at the YMCA. He was coached atChristian Brothers by Scott Pingel. Wallace chose Arkansas after receivingnumerous offers including Alabama, Missouri, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan State andNebraska.

 

ArmonWatts

DT,6-5, 250, Saint Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers College HS)

Wattswas a three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and247Sports.com. He received a scouting grade of 85 from 247Sports and a grade of78 from ESPN. ESPN ranked him as the No. 10 prospect from Missouri and the No.61 defensive tackle in the country. Scout ranked him 54th among the nation'sdefensive tackles. He helped Christian Brothers to a record of 9-3 in 2013,including an undefeated season in district play. Christian Brothers alsoadvanced to the third round of the Class 6A state playoffs as Watts tallied 66tackles, including 14.5 for loss with five sacks. As a junior, he recorded 57tackles, including five for loss with four sacks, and one fumble recovery asthe Cadets finished 11-1 and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the stateplayoffs. He also played basketball and soccer. He was coached at ChristianBrothers by Scott Pingel. Watts chose Arkansas over numerous offers, includingMissouri, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Wisconsin.

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