Arkansas’ biggest 2016 football recruiting weekend has already landed the Razorbacks a commit at a need position halfway through it.
New Orleans, La. , St. Augustine linebacker Giovanni LaFrance (6-1, 239) announced his pledge to the Razorbacks via twitter on Saturday while still in Fayetteville on his official visit.
LaFrance talked about his commitment after finishing up his official visit.
"“The fans, the coaching, the history of Arkansas," LaFrance said Sunday. "It’s the only sports team in the state, so I love it. I can’t wait to get here.”
LaFrance, a one-time Tulane pledge, chose Arkansas over Louisville, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Utah, Arizona State and California among others.
He is Arkansas’ 17th commit of the 2016 class and the third linebacker pledge along with Alexy Jean-Baptiste of Pompano Beach, Fla., Coconut Creek, and De’Jon Harris (6-1, 230) of Marrero, La., John Ehret, who is also on his official visit this weekend.
He is excited about playing alongside Harris and both are known as big hitters.
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Arkansas commits Jordan Jones of Smackover and Devwah Whaley of Beumont, Texas, Central are in Fayetteville this weekend helping the Razorback staff recruit.
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Argyle, Texax, Liberty Christian tight end Luke Laufenberg (6-4, 225), son of former NFL player and current Dallas Cowboys analyst Babe Laufenbeg, took an unofficial visit to Arkansas on Saturday.