HawgBeat – Recruiting Roundup: Hogs offer receiver from Idaho, make cut for ’25 DB
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Each week, HawgBeat.com provides a completely free update of everything going on in the recruiting world for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Arkansas offers four-star wide receiver out of Idaho
One of the biggest keys to recruiting in college athletics is to find the best players possible, even if they aren’t in your typical recruiting grounds.
Arkansas wide receivers coach Kenny Guiton sent an offer out to Burley, Idaho, wide receiver Gatlin Bair on Tuesday.
Already holding offers from Michigan, Miami, Georgia, TCU and others, Bair is ranked the No. 61 wide receiver in the nation for the 2024 class, according to Rivals.
According to his Twitter profile, Bair recorded 1,073 total receiving yards on 73 receptions, finding the end zone 20 times as a junior.
Four-star offensive lineman gets offer from Arkansas, plans to visit soon
Arkansas is well-known for putting offensive lineman into the NFL, and will likely have two more heading into next season in Ricky Stromberg and Dalton Wagner. The Hogs sent out an offer to a four-star offensive lineman out of North Carolina on Monday night.
Kai Greer, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman from Waxhaw, North Carolina, told HawgBeat he got the offer while talking to Arkansas offensive line coach Cody Kennedy.
“It was really amazing,” Greer said. “I received it from Coach Kennedy and later that night I got to speak a little bit with Coach Pittman, which was really great. I was really excited to get it. You know, big time SEC football is always great to have an opportunity to play there.”
Greer now holds offers from six different SEC schools. He has already taken visits to Clemson, Florida, Penn State and Kentucky this spring, and intends to visit Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Miami, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State — all in one week.
Arkansas makes cut for 2025 four-star defensive back
While the Hogs are focused on the class of 2024 and working the transfer portal ahead of this coming season, 2025 recruits are still making decisions on their college future. The Hogs made the Top 8 for a four-star defensive back out of Georgia on Tuesday.
Shamar Arnoux, the No. 213 player in the class of 2025 and a 5.8 four-star from Milton, Georgia, included the Hogs in his top 8 schools. Arkansas joins Michigan, Ole Miss, LSU, Tennessee, Florida State, Texas A&M and Auburn as the teams he is considering.
Arnoux told Rivals’ Ryan Wright he likes the coaches in Fayetteville.
“Their coaching is really good,” Arnoux said. “They have been recruiting me since I was a freshman. I had a chance to connect with the coach that offered me, but he’s not there anymore. I am in a group chat with their coaches, and I have connected with coach (Marcus) Woodson (co-DC).”
Basketball transfer portal heats up, Arkansas making contact with plenty of recruits
Eric Musselman’s reputation for working the transfer portal is well-known, and now that the season is over he and his staff are hard at work contacting recruits who are transferring from their respective programs.
So far, Arkansas has contacted over 70 recruits in the transfer portal, with 55 of those currently uncommitted to other programs.
So far, the only two confirmed Arkansas players leaving the program are Kamani Johnson, who is now out of eligibility, and Nick Smith Jr., who declared for the NBA Draft.
There will be plenty of movement in the program in the coming weeks, as decisions to enter the draft, transfer portal or other professional opportunities are still to come. Stay tuned to HawgBeat for the most up-to-date information about Arkansas basketball.
Arkansas basketball signee Baye Fall plays in McDonald’s All-American Game
The 2022-2023 Arkansas basketball season ended with a blowout loss to UConn in the Sweet 16 last week, and the Hogs have also lost McDonald’s All-American Nick Smith Jr., who announced his decision to enter the NBA Draft earlier in the week.
Last season, Arkansas brought in three McDonald’s All-Americans: Anthony Black, Jordan Walsh and Smith. In the upcoming recruiting class, Eric Musselman and his staff have just one, who played in the McDonald’s All-American game on Tuesday.
In the game, five-star center Baye Fall played a total of 13 minutes, recording just two points on two free throws. He also hauled in four rebounds in the contest.
Fall is joined by Sunrise Christian Academy’s Layden Blocker as the only two high school recruits in the class. He is ranked the No. 15 player in the nation according to Rivals. Blocker is ranked 21st in the class.