If you go on 247sports and look up A’Monte Spivey you are kind of underwhelmed at the ranking and evaluation of Arkansas’ only running back commit for the 2019 class. At almost every other position in this class, the Razorbacks look set with star power. K.J. Jefferson is a four star quarterback, there are a quartet of four star receivers, six solid offensive lineman, a legion of four star defensive lineman and a secondary chalk full of very talented four star defensive backs.
Why Spivey though? Watch the man’s tape and you will realize why Arkansas and LSU were on this kid very early in the process. Recently, Ole Miss has even tried to flip him. A lot of kids have speed at the college level but it is very rare that kids have elite top end speed. I mean running away from the defense. Spivey makes his man miss with his ability to cut on a dime. There are points on his runs that he can change direction and take it to the house at anytime. Arkansas does not have a running back like Spivey though. A guy that is as long as he is with the ability to hit the hole, make something happen in space and take it home every single carry.
Arkansas has that in current Rakeem Boyd BUT he is a different kind of back than Spivey. If the Razorback coaching staff can hold onto Spivey, they will have signed the biggest steal in the 2019 class.