Profiles of New Grid Hogs

Here are the profiles of the football players who signed with the Arkansas Razorbacks on national signing day on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Ryan Aber and Dudley E. Dawson helped compile this information.


DT • 6-2 • 300 • Texarkana (Arkansas High/Trinity Valley CC)
40-yard dash: 5.0
Barnett originally signed with the Razorbacks in 2004 before attended Trinity Valley. As a sophomore, he recorded 30 tackles and two sacks, helping the Cardinals to a 9-3 record. As a junior college freshman, Barnett was named the Southwest Junior College Conference Defensive Player of the Year, with 51 tackles and six sacks. Out of high school, was ranked the No. 12 defensive tackle in the nation by (now He has a 450-pound bench press and 600-pound squat. He was also recruited by Washington State, Miami (Fla.) and Southern California. His brother, Brandon, signed with Arkansas last year but went to Butler County (Kan.) Community College.

ATH. • 5-9 1/2 • 185 • Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)
40-yard dash: 4.35
The last commitment prior to signing day for the Razorbacks, Broadway was named to the first-team Louisiana Sports Writers all-state. A four-year starter at Evangel, Broadway also earned first-team all-state honors from the Baton Rouge Advocate in Class A. Broadway returned seven kicks for touchdowns as a senior. He Broadway had verbally committed to Southern Miss before deciding to switch to Arkansas along with Damian Williams and London Crawford, who had committed to Florida and LSU. The three all played in Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl Game Classic in Shreveport.

TE • 6-4 • 248 • Springdale (Springdale High)
40-yard dash: 4.6
Cleveland caught 23 passes for 338 yards and five touchdowns as a senior. One of four Springdale players expected to sign with Arkansas, Cleveland was originally committed to Florida before switching to the Razorbacks in early January. On defense, as a linebacker/defensive end, Cleveland had 64 tackles, including 39 solos. ranked Cleveland the No. 22 tight end prospect in the nation and the No. 3 prospect overall in Arkansas. Cleveland also considered Iowa, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan State, Virginia and Mississippi State.

WR • 6-3 • 205 • Mobile, Ala. (Davidson High)
40-yard dash: 4.4
Crawford had 31 receptions for 837 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior despite missing three games his a fractured toe. Crawford switched his commitment from LSU to Arkansas on Monday, just before Damian Williams chose to switch from Florida. ranked Crawford as the No. 30 wide receiver in the nation and No. 11 player overall in Alabama. Like fellow UA signees Ben Cleveland, Ramon Broadway and Williams, Crawford played in Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl Game Classic in Shreveport in January. Crawford is also a track standout and can bench press 300 pounds and squat 400. Besides LSU, he was also recruited by Auburn, Alabama, Louisville, Miami (Fla.) and Southern Miss.

OLB • 6-4 • 200 • Rosenberg, Texas (Terry High)
40-yard dash: 4.55
Davis earned all-state honors as a safety, leading his team with 132 tackles and seven interceptions — three in one game. Davis missed his entire junior season with a knee injury. His cousin, Michael Lewis, is a starting safety for the Philadelphia Eagles. Davis was also recruited by Utah, SMU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Sam Houston State and Texas State.

LB • 6-1 • 210 • Sweeny, Texas (Sweeny High)
40-yard dash: 4.6
Davis earned all-state, all-district and all-county honors as a junior. ranked Davis as the No. 90 linebacker in the nation and the No. 83 overall prospect in Texas. The Dallas Morning News ranked Davis the No. 87 prospect in the state. Davis is a close friend of Sweeny native and current Razorback defensive back Shedrick Johnson. Davis was also recruited by Arizona, Houston, Oklahoma State, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa.

OL • 6-5 • 260 • Bainbridge, Ga. (Bainbridge High)
40-yard dash: 4.9
Graded out at 89.8 percent as a senior, picking up all-district honors. Dominguez's stock rose in the last few weeks before signing period as he committed to Southern Miss before switching to Arkansas and then pondered an offer by Florida State before deciding to remain committed to the Hogs. Fellow UA signee Malcolm Sheppard is a high school teammate. In high school, Dominguez also saw time at tight end. He recorded 51 knockdown blocks and 12 pancakes as a senior. He's also starring for Bainbridge's basketball team.

WR • 6-6 • 210 • Dallas, Texas (Carter High)
40-yard dash: 4.5
Gardner played both wide receiver and tight end for Carter, with 12 catches for 310 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He was a high school teammate of follow UA signee DeMarcus Love. He was also recruited by Michigan State, Kansas State, Colorado State and UTEP.

S/OLB • 6-4 • 215 • Allen, Texas (American Heritage Academy)
40-yard dash: 4.4
Gregory had 35 carries for 503 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, playing primarily on offense as a running back. He also had 13 catches for 274 yards and four touchdowns. In the state championship win over Cedar Hill (Texas) Trinity Christian, Gregory had two interceptions and one touchdown. Gregory attended Plano (Texas) East High as a freshman before transferring to American Heritage Academy. The Dallas Morning News ranked him as the No. 40 player on its all-area team and the No. 91 overall prospect in Texas. He is also a basketball and track standout, has a 39-inch vertical leap and can squat 500 pounds. He was also recruited by Arizona, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

OT • 6-5 • 295 • Pocahontas (Pocahontas High)
40-yard dash: 5.2
Hart's senior season was cut short after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament injury after seven games. As a junior, had 85 pancake blocks as a tight end, earning all-conference and all-region honors. He was selected to Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl Game Classic but couldn't participate because of the injury. ranked Hart the No. 81 offensive lineman in the nation. He recorded a 350-pound bench press and a 420-pound squat. He was also recruited by Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Duke, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame.

S • 6-3 • 208 • Englewood, N.J. (Dwight Morrow High/Alfred State (N.Y.)
College) 40-yard dash: 4.55
Hewitt was an honorable mention NJCAA All-America selection and a first-team All-Northeastern Conference pick as a sophomore at Alfred State. He earned defensive player of the week honors twice, recording 87 tackles and a sack in eight games. He also averaged 6.9 yards per punt return. As a freshman, Hewitt led the league with 103 tackles and added four interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He was also recruited by Purdue, Michigan State and Illinois.

OG • 6-5 • 295 • Lancaster, Texas (Carter High)
40-yard dash: 5.1
Love started at offensive tackle as a sophomore before moving to guard for his junior and senior years. Helped Carter to an 11-1 record, as Carter reached the second round of the playoffs. ranked Love as the No. 69 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 97 overall player in Texas. He is a high school teammate of fellow UA signee Allen Gardner. He was also recruited by Kansas, Arizona, UTEP and Kansas State.

QB • 6-3 • 205 • Springdale (Springdale High)
40-yard dash: 4.7
The most coveted prospect in the class, Mustain was the consensus national high school player of the year after leading Springdale to the Class AAAAA state championship. Mustain will be joined at Arkansas by high school teammates Ben Cleveland, Andrew Norman and Damian Williams. A U.S. Army All-American, Mustain threw for 3,817 yards and 47 touchdowns with just six interceptions. He also ran for 141 yards and seven scores while being sacked only twice. ranked Mustain the No. 1 quarterback in the country and No. 10 prospect overall. Mustain committed to Arkansas in August before reopening his recruitment following the Red'Dogs season. Mustain eventually chose Arkansas over Alabama, Tennessee and Notre Dame.
WR • 6-2 • 180 • Springdale (Springdale High)
40-yard dash: 4.5
Norman earned all-state honors with a senior year that included 62 catches, 1,189 yards, 11 touchdowns and a state championship. Norman is one of four Springdale players who signed with the Razorbacks, all joining former Springdale coach Gus Malzahn, who is Arkansas' new offensive coordinator. has Norman rated as the No. 92 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 7 prospect in the state. As a junior, he had 43 catches for 535 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 12.5 yards per catch. Norman was also recruited by Louisville, Michigan State, Kansas and Indiana.
CB • 6-1 • 180 • Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill High)
40-yard dash: 4.38
Norton was named the District 7-5A Offensive Player of the Year after helping Cedar Hill to a district title, the school's first in 25 years. Norton was versatile, playing mostly wide receiver but also logging time at quarterback for three games and cornerback as well. He was named the Dallas Morning News' player of the week for the opening week of the season. He ran for 997

RB/LB • 6-2 • 200 • Athens, Ala. (Tanner High)
40-yard dash: 4.5
An honorable mention all-district selection, Powers had 503 yards and six touchdowns in seven games to start the season. One of the late additions to the Razorbacks class, Powers was born in England while his father was in the Air Force. He chose the Razorbacks over Southern Miss, Alabama and Memphis.

WR • 6-0 • 185 • Tallahassee, Fla. (North Florida Christian)
40-yard dash speed: 4.4
Salters caught 26 passes for 600 yards and 16 touchdowns for North Florida Christian as a senior, averaging 23.1 yards per catch. As a junior, Salters also posted a yards per catch average of more than 23, with 898 yards on 38 catches. A three-sport star at North Florida Christian, Salters has said he may try to play baseball for the Razorbacks as well. Salters is a product of the same high school that produced 1991 Heisman Trophy winner Casey Weldon of Florida State. Salters was also recruited by Miami (Fla.), Clemson, Maryland, Auburn, Alabama, Louisville and Wake Forest.

DE • 6-3 • 225 • 4.7 • College Park, Ga. (North Clayton High)
40-yard dash speed: 4.7
Sanders missed most of his senior season, tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in the second game. As a junior, he had 70 tackles, including 14 for loss and 12 sacks, earning all-area and all-county honors. Posted a 35-inch vertical leap at the Nike Camp in Athens, Ga., in the summer before his senior year. Sanders recorded a 300-pound bench press and 450-pound in high school. He was also recruited by Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Southern Miss, Akron and Kent.

DL • 6-2 1/2 • 250 • Bainbridge, Ga. (Bainbridge High)
40-yard dash: 4.8
Sheppard had 64 tackles, 15 sacks and one interception in 11 games as a senior. ranked him the No. 93 prospect in Georgia. Sheppard committed to the Razorbacks in December and helped recruit high school teammate Ray Dominguez to Arkansas. He was also recruited by Southern Miss, South Carolina, South Florida, UAB, East Carolina and Central Florida.

LB • 6-3 • 238 • North Little Rock (North Little Rock High)
40-yard dash: 4.6
Stumon will shift to linebacker after playing running back and defensive end in high school. He was a member of The Associated Press' Super Team, recording 64 tackles and seven sacks as a senior. He returned two of his five fumble recoveries for touchdowns and rushed for nearly 1,000 yards. Stumon was named the outstanding camper at this summer's Houston Nutt football camp. As a junior, had 106 tackles, 32 for loss while rushing for more than 800 yards. ranked him as the No. 8 prospect in Arkansas. He chose Arkansas over Purdue and also was recruited by Iowa, Ole Miss and Notre Dame.

DE • 6-6 • 255 • Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow High/Northeastern
Oklahoma A&M)
40-yard dash: 4.7
Wade was named as NJCAA second-team All-America as a sophomore at NEO, racking up 60 tackles and six sacks in nine games before going down with a knee injury. He also earned All-Southwestern Junior College conference honors. He will have three years to play two seasons with the Razorbacks. Wade initially signed with Missouri out of high school and was recruited by Arizona State, Baylor, Missouri and Kansas State this time around. He chose the Razorbacks over Kansas State despite a large group of his NEO teammates deciding on the Wildcats.

WR • 6-4 • 185 • Ellenwood, Ga. (Martin Luther King High)
40-yard dash: 4.5
Originally an East Carolina commit, Wade decided to join the Razorbacks after spending time with new Arkansas offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn during his official visit. Wade earned all-city honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Wade had 27 catches for 620 yards and six touchdowns as a senior despite playing in a run-first offense. ranked Wade as the No. 62 prospect in Georgia. He was also recruited by Bowling Green and Eastern Kentucky.

TB • 5-9 • 185 • Katy, Texas (Brookshire Royal High)
40-yard dash: 4.4
One of the earliest commits to the Razorbacks, Wilkins had 1,281 yards on 111 carries for Brookshire Royal last season, scoring 10 times. As a cornerback, had four interceptions in the season's first three games. As a junior, Wilkins rushed for 2,046 yards and 27 touchdowns on 165 carries, averaging 12.4 yards per carry. The Houston Chronicle selected Wilkins as one of the top five prospects in the Houston area. Wilkins recorded a 320-pound bench press and a 495-pound squat. He also considered Utah, Baylor, Houston, SMU, UTEP and TCU.

WR • 6-1 1/2 • 188 • Springdale (Springdale High)
40-yard dash: 4.46
Like Cleveland, Williams changed his commitment from Florida to Arkansas, choosing to stay close to home and play for former Springdale coach Gus Malzahn with the Razorbacks. ranked Williams as the No. 8 receiver in the nation. Williams was named the offensive player of the year by The Morning News. A member of the 2005 Associated Press, Super Team, Williams also received the Landers Award as the outstanding football student-athlete of the year in the state. As a senior, Williams had a 2,253 yards of total offense and 38 touchdowns — 24 receiving, 10 rushing, three on punt returns and one interception return. He had 1,495 yards on 63 catches.

WR • 6-2 • 200 • Ashdown (Ashdown High)
40-yard dash: 4.41
A member of The Associated Press' Arkansas Super Team, Williams had 67 receptions for 1,414 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. As a junior, had 40 catches for 830 yards and 11 touchdowns. Williams initially committed to Houston before changing to the Razorbacks late in the recruiting process. He was also recruited by Iowa State, Nebraska, Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech.

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