The Razorbacks finished off the 2019 signing class by signing what could go down as the best class in school history. According to Rivals, Arkansas signed thirteen 4-star players in this recruiting cycle which surpasses the coaching staff’s before Morris by miles.
With this influx of talent being injected this off-season, who will be the true-freshman starters for the 2019 season? Here are two players (one offensive and one defensive) that will be sure bets to see the field in September.
Unless you lived under a rock for the past two seasons, Arkansas has not had a single go-to receiver. With 247sports top-25 recruiter, Razorback wide receiver coach went out and signed not one, not two, not three but FOUR 4-star wide receivers in this class. The front runner of this class that will receive the most playing time will be early enrollee, Trey Knox out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Knox has the body (6’5 210) to give defenses fits in the red zone. Watch out for him early on this season as he could be considered a NWO (Nasty Wide Out), as Ole Miss calls their receivers.
Arkansas had a lot of deficiencies on this side of the ball for many years now. A lack of speed, physicality and not enough talent to replace a starter if they lost one. There are many players that you could include in this list as guys who could play on defense early but like I did with offense I am choosing one guy and that is Eric Gregory.
There is so much to be excited about when it comes to Gregory. The athleticism and pure speed coming off the end will give Arkansas a boost in 2019. He will quickly be in the two deep behind McTelvin Agim and Dorian Gerald. He is a 6’5 275 pound defensive end which is definitely SEC size coming in as a true freshman. There are not many pundits that talk about Gregory and his potential to be a playmaker as a true freshman but this guy has got it! Check out his skill set here: http://www.hudl.com/v/2AXASD
You could have Mataio Soli, Tauren Carter, Zach Williams, Marcus Miller or Enoch Jackson on this list as guys to contribute early, too.