Alonzo Highsmith 6-1, 233) and Tenarius Wright (6-2, 252) give the Razorbacks a pair of solid veterans to depend on.
It's also two guys that have bonded together this summer while bowling and playing basketball.
"We have a great relationship," Highsmith said. "We are friends off the field. We hang out together. I just think we feel comfortable together. We know what each other can do."
"Alonzo is very high spirited," Wright said. "He knows how to communicate with me. He just basically reminds me of little things that I need to look for. Alonzo is a great addition."
It's an addition because Highsmith is coming off an injury that caused him to miss the spring.
"I'm now 100 percent and really happy to be back out there," Highsmith said. "You never know how much you miss it until you have to sit over there and watch everybody else."
It was actually Highsmith's injury and not being able to go through spring practice that prompted the move Wright moving to linebacker.
"I just wanted to do whatever I could to help the team," Wright said. "Now I feel real comfortable and I think we are going to be a great pair."
Highsmith is making the transition to being coached by Taver Johnson, who joined Arkansas' coaching staff in January.
"He is never satisfied," Highsmith said. "He is going to push us to be our best."
Highsmith thinks the bond he and Wright are developing will serve Arkansas well this season.
"We know we have to pick it up as a defense this season and Tank and I have to be a big part of that and be leaders," Highsmith said. "Especially since we are seniors. We have got to bring the young ones alone."
There are certainly some talented linebackers that the pair got to see this summer, but have yet to practice with so far in preseason camp.
"Other than Terrell (Williams) everybody else is pretty young," Highsmith said. "But they are all so talented and that's going to be good for us this year and in the future."