Arkansas National Signing Day 2016

Follow along as players sign with the Razorbacks on National Signing Day 2016.

National Signing Day 2016 Live Blog

Player

Notable

Status

McTelvin Agim

Hope (Ark.)

Pos: DE

Ht: 6-2.5

Wt: 265

40-yd: 4.91

A five-star prospect per ESPN.com and four-star one per Scout.com, Agim is regarded as one of the nation's top defensive prospects and enrolled at Arkansas in January. He had 72.5 tackles, 26 tackles for lost yardage, 14 sacks, nine pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries and an interception. Agim also returned eight kickoffs for 406 yards and one touchdown and chose Arkansas over Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas and a host of others.

SIGNED - ENROLLED

Kofi Boateng

Arlington (Texas) Lamar

Pos: WR

Ht: 6-0.5

Wt: 177

40-yd: 4.67

A three-star prospect, Boateng had 46 catches for 782 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Texas Tech, North Carolina, Arizona State, Boston College, California, Houston, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State and Maryland, among others.

SIGNED

Austin Capps

Star City (Ark.)

Pos: DT

Ht: 6-4

Wt: 307

40-yd: 4.6

Capps, a four-star prospect per Scout.com, had 86 tackles, 17 for lost yardage, five sacks, two recovered fumbles and one blocked punt while also playing offensive line during Star City's 9-4 season that ended with a 50-21 loss at Prairie Grove. He chose Arkansas over LSU, Auburn and several other schools.

SIGNED

Deon Edwards

Lake Minneola (Fla.)

Pos: S

Ht: 6-1

Wt: 190

40-yd: 4.67

A three-star prospect, Edwards had 79 tackles this season with 13 tackles for lost yardage, three pass breakups and an interception. He committed to Arkansas in the summer after also receiving offers from Missouri, South Carolina, Louisville, North Carolina State and others.

SIGNED

Briston Guidry

Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel

Pos: DT

Ht: 6-2

Wt: 287

40-yd: 5.04

Guidry had 91 tackles this season with nine sacks, seven tackles for lost yardage, seven quarterback hurries, two fumble recovers and a blocked field goal. The three-star prospect chose Arkansas over Alabama, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Arizona State and others.

SIGNED

Grayson Gunter

Madison (Miss.) Central

Pos: TE

Ht: 6-6

Wt: 220

40-yd: 4.77

Gunter's senior season was cut short with a season-ending injury, but he did have 26 catches for 232 yards. He chose Arkansas after also receiving offers from Mississippi State and Ole Miss, where his dad Bubba played in the late 1980s.

SIGNED

T.J. Hammonds

Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Robinson

Pos: ATH

Ht: 5-11

Wt: 189

40-yd: 4.42

Hamonds, a four-star prospect per Scout.com, rushed 103 times for 1,375 yards (13.1 yards/carry) and 22 touchdowns and also caught 23 passes for 661 yards yards and six more scores during his senior season. Hammonds, who had 2,131 all-purpose yards, chose Arkansas over Alabama, TCU and several other schools. The Razorbacks plan to use him as both a tailback and slot receiver.

SIGNED

De'jon Harris

Marrero (La.) John Ehret

Pos: LB

Ht: 6-0

Wt: 230

40-yd: 4.82

Harris became one of the nation's most-buzzed about products after a senior season that saw him fill in at quarterback and lead his team to the state championship game while rushing for 1,058 yards, having 374 receiving yards and throwing for 495 yards, accounting for 23 touchdowns. He also had 83 tackles, including 14 for loss. Harris chose Arkansas over Alabama, Oregon, Colorado and others.

SIGNED

Jake Heinrich

Urbandale (Iowa)

Pos: OL

Ht: 6-4

Wt: 283

40-yd: 5.33

A four-star prospect, Heinrich chose Arkansas over Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Illinois, California, UNLV and others. He graded out at 91.5 percent this season with 21 pancake blocks and no sacks allowed.

SIGNED

Alexy Jean-Baptiste

Coconut Creek (Fla.)

Pos: LB

Ht: 6-1

Wt: 198

40-yd: 4.82

Jean-Baptiste chose Arkansas even before seeing the campus and despite offers from Miami, Michigan State, Louisville, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and North Carolina State. The three-star prospect had 45 tackles this season with three tackles for lost yardage, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception.

SIGNED

Hayden Johnson

Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge

Pos: FB

Ht: 6-4

Wt: 255

40-yd: 4.8

Johnson shined at a summer camp and pledged to Arkansas soon afterward and then stayed true as Florida State, Missouri, Nebraska and others offered. He played defense mostly this season and had 74 tackles with 10 sacks. That came after a junior year in which Johnson had 67 tackles and nine sacks while rushing for 280 yards and nine touchdowns while playing defensive end, tight end and Wildcat quarterback for the Bruins.

SIGNED

Jordan Jones

Smackover (Ark.)

Pos: WR

Ht: 6-1

Wt: 175

40-yd: 4.37

Jones, a three-star prospect who has blazing 4.37 speed, was the first member of the 2016 recruiting class to pledge to the Razorbacks and remained steadfast to the Razorbacks although he was offered by Alabama and others along the way. He caught 36 passes for 721 yards and 11 touchdowns, rushed 21 times for 150 yards and one touchdown and was 8 of 16 passing for 149 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. On defense, he had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown. He also returned four punts for 95 yards and one kickoff for 79 yards and a touchdown.

SIGNED

Cole Kelley

Lafayette (La.) Teurlings Catholic

Pos: QB

Ht: 6-7

Wt: 235

40-yd: N/A

Arkansas' lone quarterback signee in the 2016 class, Kelley is a three-star prospect who chose the Razorbacks over Oklahoma State, Louisiana Tech and Southern Mississippi. He completed 199 of 352 passes this season for 2,911 yards and 28 touchdowns, while also rushing 96 times for 277 yards and 11 more scores.

SIGNED

Giovanni LaFrance

New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine

Pos: LB

Ht: 6-1

Wt: 239

40-yd: 4.8

A three-star prospect who was once committed to Tulane, LaFrance chose Arkansas over offers from Louisville, Oklahoma State, Utah, Texas Tech, Arizona State and California. He had 99 tackles his senior season with five sacks, eight tackles for lost yardage, while also scoring four touchdowns as a tailback on offense.

SIGNED

Terrance Malone

Northwest Mississippi C.C.

Pos: OL

Ht: 6-4

Wt: 320

40-yd: N/A

Malone chose Arkansas over Mississippi State and others after helping lead Northwest Mississippi Community College to an 11-1 mark and national championship. He played his high school football at Batesville, Miss., and was part of an offense this season that averaged over 500 yards of total offense.

SIGNED - ENROLLED

Jonathan Marshall

Shepherd (Texas)

Pos: DE

Ht: 6-3

Wt: 250

40-yd: 4.75

A late flip from Oklahoma State to Arkansas, Marshall is a big pass-rushing defensive end who joins McTelvin Agim to give the Razorbacks two edge rushers in the class.

SIGNED

Paul Ramirez

San Bernardino Valley College

Pos: OL

Ht: 6-7

Wt: 295

40-yd: N/A

Ramirez was a Junior College All-American this season for San Bernardino Valley, Calif., College. He chose Arkansas over Louisville, Indiana and others.

SIGNED

Micahh Smith

Marshall (Texas)

Pos: S

Ht: 6-0.5

Wt: 196

40-yd: 4.79

A three-star prospect, Smith had a whopping 123 tackles and three interceptions from the safety spot at Marshall. He had offers from Texas State, Northwestern State, Lamar and Sam Houston State before Arkansas, Baylor and TCU all came in late in the process.

SIGNED

Dee Walker

Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County

Pos: LB

Ht: 6-2

Wt: 210

40-yd: N/A

A three-star prospect who Arkansas expects to be a strong defender against spread teams, Walker chose the Razorbacks over Nebraska, Tennessee, Iowa, Indiana, Louisville, Central Florida and had late interest from Georgia and Florida, where he took an official visit. He had 96 tackles this season with five sacks, eight quarterback hurries and one forced fumble for a Colquitt County team that went 15-0 and one a state title for the second consecutive season.

SIGNED

Devwah Whaley

Beaumont (Texas) Central

Pos: RB

Ht: 6-0

Wt: 195

40-yd: 4.44

Whaley is a four-star prospect by all the major recruiting services and rated as high as the third-best running back in the country. He rushed for 1,701 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior and chose Arkansas over Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M and a host of others. He announced his decision on ESPN right before the start of the Under Armour All-American game.

SIGNED


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