20 for 20: Which Prospects Arkansas Fans Need To Know For The 2020 Class


Shane Illingworth
What is there not to love about this guy? He’s got the size (6’6 225), arm talent (take a look at his hudl) and the ability to make moves on the pocket. Illingworth is one of the most complete quarterbacks for the 2020 class. Arkansas is very interested in him and the Hogs have made a great impression on him as well! In an interview Illingworth said, “Yeah, Arkansas is for sure the school I talk with the most,” Illingworth said. “I loved my visit there last year. I love the facilities and loved the family vibe I got. It’s a really cool place and I really like the coaching staff a lot. I have a really good relationship with coach (Joe) Craddock, OC) and I can’t wait to get back there and visit again. Like I said, I’ll be back later this month or early next month and that’s one school I definitely plan to take an official visit to this spring as well.” Illingworth had a good junior season throwing for 2,739 yards and 29 touchdowns while completing 63% of his passes. He has offers from Arizona, Colorado, Louisville and Arizona State along with Arkansas.
Chandler Morris
There is more to the younger Morris than being just the son of the head coach. He’s shorter than the quarterback I mentioned above but he makes up for his size with elite 4.5 speed, elusiveness, willing to run over defenders at the high school level, top notch accuracy. He led Highland Park flawlessly and looks to win a fourth state title in a row in 2019. Morris completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 4,036 yards and 46 touchdowns, and rushed for 651 yards and 20 touchdowns. He has seven scholarship offers, including from Arkansas, Clemson, Oklahoma, Kansas and Auburn.
Sevion Morrison
2639 yards and 37 total TDs. Some high school players wish to achieve that in a career. Morrison did this in one season as the premier back at Edison Prep in Tulsa. Arkansas assistant coach, Barry Lunney, was the first coach to ever contact Morrison. This kid has such great talent. He and a few other Oklahoma kids could help change the direction of the Arkansas offense with their class! Will attend March 9th Prospect Day.
Prince Dorbah
This prospect is out of Highland Park in Dallas. He has helped contribute at defensive end for the reigning, three straight, Texas 6A state champions. Dorbah has a high motor and wants to make something happen every play. Edge speed, quick first step but has great potential to be a very good and highly recruited defensive lineman. Arkansas has their work cut out for him but with Chad Morris having a son at the school, Arkansas could have a leg up in the race to land this Prince.
Quin Bright
A smaller wide receiver with dangerous speed but can play any skill position on offense. Does that sound familiar Hog fans? He looks and sounds like a Reggie Fish to me. Hopefully, no muffed punts in an SEC Championship game are in his future. He gained an offer from Arkansas in February 2018. Arkansas coaches have been to see him multiple times. Bright finished with 755 yards and 9 touchdowns of total offense.
JJ Hester
This guy is the second best player in all of Oklahoma, a top 20 wide receiver in the country and is ranked as the 80th overall prospect. Landing Hester would be one the biggest catch in the 2020 class and would help Arkansas bring in their second great receiving class in a row. Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Ohio State have all offered Hester, too. Hester will attend March 9th Prospect Day.
Myles Slusher
One of the best defensive backs in the land has been high on Arkansas. Slusher has been very vocal on Twitter about his recruitment and Arkansas seems to lead on him. He is the third best player in Oklahoma, ranks as the 13th overall cornerback and 112th overall player in the country. Slusher, Hester and Morrison will be the keys to a great 2020 class. Oregon, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State reportedly lead for the coveted Oklahoma cornerback.
Catrell Wallace
This is a prospect that has a ceiling as high as anyone on this list. He is very versatile and can play many positions at the college level. At 6’6 220, Arkansas could have an edge pass rusher/linebacker in their hands and is the type of edge rusher that Chavis and Caldwell like to implement in the game plan. Wallace is ranked the 29th overall outside linebacker and 385th overall prospect for the 2020 class. Arkansas, Missouri, Memphis and Louisiana Tech are currently the favorites for Wallace.
Ze’Vian Capers
He will be the 2020 version of a Trey Knox. Can you imagine Arkansas getting this guy? Craddock could have two large targets on both boundaries. That is something Arkansas has never had. Of course, the Razorbacks mist beat Clemson and South Carolina right now for his talents. I believe Capers will wait until mid-season to really consider announcing a commitment though. Capers will at end March 9th Prospect Day.
Ashaad Clayton
One of the best running backs in the south has Arkansas in his top school list. The list includes LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, and Tennessee. Clayton is rated the No. 3 overall player from the state of Louisiana for the class of 2020, according to 247 Sports. Speed is part of the game but Arkansas will have a tough time beating LSU to gain his services.
Blayne Toll
This guy could play tight end, defensive end and linebacker at the next level. He plays quarterback and defensive line at the 2A Arkansas high school level but is a “cant miss” stud out of Hazen, Arkansas. Toll has offers from Kansas, Tennessee, LSU, Arkansas and others. The 6’5 235 athlete would be a huge get for an instate class that isn’t as deep as the two classes their sandwiched between.
Omari Thomas
This guy is the highest ranked offensive lineman of the Memphis bunch. Arkansas has visited him many of times and hopes to gain him as an offensive line pledge. If the Razorbacks can land this prospect, their offensive line could turn from the worst unit in college football to a top flight one in a jiffy. Thomas is the 7th overall offensive tackle in the country and the 74th overall prospect in the 2020 class. He also has offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Arkansas.
Chris Morris
After announcing Arkansas in his “top 8”, not many are giving Arkansas the credit it deserves in recruiting the 2020 Memphis crop that is ripe for the picking. The Memphis area is slam full of “can’t miss” prospects and it seems that Arkansas is on every single kid in the area. That has not gone unnoticed by the kids either. Morris could pull the trigger on committing to the Hogs sooner rather than later. The Razorback staff is showing their recruiting strength in being genuine relationship builders. That is why I believe Morris will be one of the first to commit to the Hogs. Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State and many other have offered the coveted offensive lineman.
Ray Curry, Jr.
Curry is another Memphis offensive lineman who is also high on the Hogs. He is a humble kid, knows his goals and works hard to attain them. He is 6’5 300, strong ox and will maul a defensive lineman. He may only be rated a three star currently but has offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Auburn and Georgia Tech.
Ty’Kieast Crawford
The Baylor commit seems to be all about Arkansas since he received an offer the Friday before the 2018 LSU game. He’s a mother 6’6 300 lineman with exceptional feet and quality hand talent. Crawford could be a starter day one in the SEC. He is ranked the 55th prospect in the state of Texas and boast offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Missouri.
Jashaud Stewart
Another instate prospect to keep your eye on is this athletic defensive end out of Jonesboro. His current size (6’2 209) does not pop out as SEC ready and he may not be coming straight out of high school but the talent is surely there for this rising junior. Stewart is a borderline 4-star prospect, the 16th overall defensive end in the class of 2020. Of course, Arkansas needs to land their best instate players every year. Stewart has offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Liberty, Houston and SMU.
Kevon Billingsley
Arkansas’ Staff has handed out plenty of offers since they have arrived but not many in the state of Missouri. Billingsley is an absolute baller at defensive tackle and would be a great addition to the 2020 class. He will be visiting for Prospect Day on March 9th. He may not commit this early but the four-star defensive tackle could push the commit button this summer. Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Arizona and Georgia, Michigan and Oklahoma are just a few of his 18 offers.
Martavius French
Arkansas has shown a lot of love to the boys at Memphis-Whitehaven. Even star recruiter, Canaan Sandy, made an appearance go show up at a game to evaluate his talent. Sandy was the first fan to ever come to a game of French’s. French included Arkansas in his top school list and the Hogs reportedly lead for him. He is 6’2 235 and ranked the 286th overall prospect in the country and 10th overall inside linebacker. He could also be one of the first to commit to Arkansas’ 2020 class. French will attend the star-studded March 9th Prospect Day
Bryson Eason
Not much has been heard about Mr. Eason but you have to think he and his high school teammate, French, will go play at the same school. Eason boasts offers from OU, Arkansas, Cincinnati and Florida along with 17 other schools. He is 6’1 238 and is rated the 159th overall prospect in he 2020 class and is considered the sixth best inside linebacker, too. Eason will also attend March 9th Prospect Day
Ryan Watts
This prospect is an up and coming big time talent who just received offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Washington, Oklahoma State and Baylor. He is rated as the 29th cornerback in the 2020 class but his recruitment should skyrocket over the summer. Arkansas was one of the first Power-5 schools on him and that should help Arkansas land this stud (6’2 187) defensive back.

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