Arkansas Lands Kraus

Bentonville junior tight end Jack Kraus (6-5, 240) is now Arkansas' fourth pledge of the 2014 recruiting after committing to the Razorbacks on Monday night.

Make it Four for 14.

Bentonville junior tight end Jack Kraus (6-5, 240) became Arkansas' fourth pledge of the 2014 recruiting class when he committed to the Razorbacks on Monday night.

"I have just been thinking about it for the last month or so and talking to my family and friends and just decided to go ahead and commit because it really is the best of all worlds for me," Kraus said. "They have got great facilities, have even more coming and the program is headed back up."

Kraus, a three-star prospect according to Scout.com who had over 20 catches last season for the Tigers, had offers from Arkansas, Illinois and Utah State.

He was also getting interest from Vanderbilt, LSU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Missouri and could have waited for more offers.

"But I am sure about this, especially when you consider that my position coach will be Coach Barry Lunney, Jr., who was the offensive coordinator here for us at Bentonville. It just seems like a perfect fit for me."

Kraus, who will be taking in Arkansas' scrimmage this upcoming Saturday, likes what he sees from new Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and his staff.

"Coach Bielema is a great guy and an even better coach and he's hired a great staff," Kraus said. "I can see they know what they are doing. I talked to him tonight right before he got on a plane and he was very excited about it."

Arkansas coaches had encouraged Kraus to go ahead and pledge to the Razorbacks.

"They said if I got on board early that I could be one of the leaders in the class and help to go out and recruit other top prospects," Kraus said. "They think the more of us that commit early can help get more guys that we want in this class."

Kraus joins Bolivar (MO) quarterback Rafe Peavy (6-2, 205), North Little Rock tailback Juan Day (6-1, 210) and El Dorado defensive tackle Bijohn Jackson (6-2, 320) as 2014 Arkansas commitments.

"I am just going to try and work on my speed and strength this off season," Kraus said. "I am a good route runner and feel like I am a very good blocker, but I want to get better at everything."





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