Dillon Howard, the state's top high school baseball prospect, has committed to Arkansas.
Howard (6-4, 210) is a right-handed pitcher from Searcy. He is considered one of the top pitchers in the class of 2011 and is rated the No. 32 overall draft prospect by Baseball America in high school or college.
Howard went 8-1 as a junior with a 0.97 ERA. He also recorded 80 strikeouts in 58 innings on the mound.
He is the fifth Top 100 commit in the senior class, according to Perfect Game USA.
The National Signing Period for baseball begins next Wednesday and runs through Nov. 17.
Here is the complete list of Arkansas verbal commitments for the Class of 2011:
1) Drake Roberts, INF, 5-9, 165, Brenham, Texas
2) John Clay Reeves, C, 6-0, 205, Monroe (Neville), La.
3) Brian Heldman, RHP, 6-1, 145, Round Rock (Stony Point), Texas
4) Michael Fulmer, RHP, 6-3, 205, Edmond (Deer Creek), Okla.
5) Brian Anderson, SS, 6-3, 175, Edmond (Deer Creek), Okla.
6) Jean Ramirez, C/OF, 6-0, 190, Fort Worth (Boswell), Texas
7) Conor Costello, 3B, 6-3, 175, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla.
8) Nevin Wilson, LHP, 6-2, 180, Scottsdale (Chaparral), Ariz.
9) Chris Oliver, RHP, 6-3, 175, Farmington (Shiloh Christian), Ark.
10) Tyler Spoon, C/RHP, 5-11, 185, Van Buren, Ark.
11) Michael Gunn, 1B/LHP, 6-1, 190, Memphis (Christian Brothers), Tenn.
12) Greg Bird, 1B/C, 6-3, 205, Centennial (Grandview), Colo.
13) Brandon Nimmo, OF, 6-3, 180, Cheyenne, Wyo.
14) Dillon Howard, RHP, 6-4, 210, Searcy, Ark.
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