Capps Commits To Arkansas

Arkansas lands a big commit for its 2016 class when Star City four-star defensive tackle Austin Capps (6-4, 307) makes his pledge to the Razorbacks public on Monday morning.

If you want to compete in the SEC, you must land big-time defensive tackles - especially if they reside in your own home state.

Arkansas got a pledge from just one of those guys when Star City four-star junior defensive tackle Austin Capps (6-4, 307) publicly announced his commitment to the Razorbacks on Monday morning.

He had committed to Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema on Saturday, but wanted to tell his coaches and teammates before making it public.

Capps, regarded as the 170th-best player overall and the 17th-best defensive tackle prospect per, becomes the second 2016 commit for Arkansas and chose the Razorbacks over Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Louisville.

He has had over 100 tackles each of the last two seasons and took a visit to check out Arkansas this past weekend with several other junior prospects, including Smackover wide receiver and now fellow Razorback commit Jordan Jones (6-1, 170, 4.38).

Arkansas has also offered a pair of other in-state prospects so far in Hope defensive end McTelvin Agim (6-3, 260) and Pulaski Academy athlete T.J. Hammonds (5-10, 190) - both of whom took unofficial visits to Fayetteville this past weekend as well.

Capps, who bench presses 390 pounds and squats 585, was the first 2016 in-state prospect that Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema offered back in June of 2013 after his performance at a Razorback summer football camp.

“I think Arkansas has a great future ahead of it and you call tell that with the way they ended up finishing the season (by winning three or four),” Capps said. “I think they have some great coaches up there and I really enjoy visiting with them when I am up there."

Austin Capps

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and Austin Capps

Jordan Jones, T.J. Hammonds, McTelvin Agim and Austin Capps

Hawgs Daily Top Stories