Arkansas Flips Hines

Arkansas continues to add to its recruiting haul with the Thursday night commitment of Waco (Texas) High cornerback Will Hines (6-1, 180, 4.4), who was previously committed to Missouri.

Arkansas has stolen another one from Missouri and this time it's because the Razorbacks have been there, done that.

Waco (Texas) cornerback Will Hines (6-1, 180, 4.4) de-committed from the Tigers on Wednesday and then announced Thursday night he would be signing with Arkansas on Feb. 1, the national signing date.

"Missouri is just coming into the SEC while Arkansas has already been there and not just been there, won at the highest level while in there," Hines said. "I love the coaches and the players at Arkansas and the fact that there is immediate playing time for me is a big thing, too."

Hines, a 3-star prospect per Scout.com, is the second Missouri commitment to flip to Arkansas in recent months and is the 22nd commit on the board.

He joins good friend and Allen (Texas) tailback Jonathan Williams (6-1, 205) who have decided to become Razorbacks instead of Tigers.

"He's happy about it," Hines said of Williams. "I called him a couple of days ago to let him know."

Arkansas, who landed Ronnie Wingo away from Missouri a couple of years ago, is also in line to pick up another recruit away from Missouri.

That would be Springfield Hillcrest wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (6-6, 220), the nation's top high school player per Scout.com and who will be taking his official visit to Arkansas this weekend along with 18 others.

"We want the best we can get," Hines said.

Hines had 40 tackles, 10 pass break ups and an interception that he returned for a touchdown last season.

He was hosted by Razorback tailback Knile Davis and freshman cornerback Tevin Mitchel last weekend on his visit to Arkansas.

Mitchel got lots of playing time at cornerback and is positioned to be full-time starter next season.

"We can be the lock down corners," Hines said. "Arkansas told me that if I come in and work hard that the playing time was there for me. I'm excited about that and excited to be a Razorback."





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