Arkansas added a third pledge to its 2017 class on Saturday night when Attala, Ala., Etowah quarterback Daulton Hyatt committed to the Razorbacks.
Hyatt (6-4, 183) chose Arkansas over Miami, Louisville, Missouri, Vanderbilt and 11 other offers and did so a week after taking an unofficial visit to Fayetteville the previous Saturday.
“After discussion and prayer with my family and loved ones, I’m excited to announce that I will be furthering my education and continuing my football career at the University of Arkansas,” Hyatt tweeted.
“I would like to say thank you to all the great coaches and schools who have given me an opportunity to play at the next level.
“I would also like to thank Coach Bielema and Coach Enos for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play at Arkansas.
“It’s been a blessing having the encouragement and support from you all. All glory to God.”
Hyatt passed for 2,250 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore at Arab High during a 7-4 campaign and had 1,100 yards during a tough 1-9 season after his team lost 23 seniors.
He will play at Etowah his senior season and joins Metairie, La., Archbishop Rummel linebacker Derrick Munson and Cabot athlete Jarrod Barnes as Razorbacks 2017 pledges.
Interestingly, Hyatt and Fayetteville junior quarterback Taylor Powell (6-1, 202) - the state of Arkansas' top 2017 signal caller - both took unofficial visits to Alabama this weekend.