Jason Ivester

Razorback Recruits Revel In Bayou Beatdown

Arkansas recruits that were on hand for the game in Baton Rouge and those watching at home reveled in the Razorbacks' 31-14 beat down of Np. 9 LSU Saturday night.

Arkansas’ 31-14 win at No. 9 LSU Saturday night left Razorback recruits excited about where the program is headed after its fourth straight win.

That included two Arkansas commits that were on hand in Death Valley, an uncommitted tailback the Razorbacks would love to add to the fold and one pledge who was angered that he wasn’t allowed to attend.

Razorback linebacker commit De’Jon Harris of Marrero, La., John Ehret had hoped to attend the game on an LSU recruit ticket, but the Tigers denied his request.

“I am very happy with the win,” Harris said. “It really makes me feel better that LSU didn’t accept my game request tickets. 

“But it shows we’ve got The Boot (trophy) again and why I chose Arkansas and how they are really clicking right now.”

Arkansas quarterback commit Cole Kelley of Lafayette, La., Teurlings Catholic was in the stands wearing a Razorback shirt.

“Arkansas dominated the line of scrimmage and clearly out-coached LSU,” Kelley said.

Razorabck defensive line commit Briston Guidry was also sitting in the Arkansas section with a Razorback shirt on.


Arkansas would love to add Springhill, La., North Webster tailback Devin White, who is considering Arkansas, LSU, Alabama and Florida State, and was also at the game.

“It was a great game plan by Arkansas and great execution,” White said. “I haven’t set the date for my visit (to Arkansas) yet, but I am going to take one.”

Arkansas tailback commit T.J. Hammonds of Pulaski Robinson was very excited about the win and already looking forward to being on hand when the Razorbacks play Mississippi State next Saturday at 6 p.m. in Fayetteville.

“I thought that game was good,” Hammonds said. “I love the intensity that the Hogs brought and the offense was clicking. 

“The defense had a little bit of trouble (last week against Ole Miss), but they did a great job stopping LSU’s offense.

“Overall it was a good game to watch. I can’t wait for next Saturday.”

Arkansas linebacker commit Jordan Carmouche of Manvel, Texas, summed it up rather simply.

“They are ballin’, plain and simple,” Carmouche said.

Fellow Razorback linebacker pledge Alexy Jean-Baptiste of Pompano Beach, Fla., Coconut Creek was also pumped.

“It was a big-time win,” Jean-Baptiste said. “We get to take The Boot back home and I get to walk past it next year.”

Razorback offensive line commit Jake Heinrich of Urbandale, Iowa, was watching on television.

“Proud of and happy for the guys,” Heinrich said. “They played well and looked confident out there.. On to the next one.”


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