A Dream Realized

Arkansas' fantastic recruiting haul ended with a five-for-five day when former North Little Rock and Coffeyville (KA) Community College linebacker Martrell Spaight (6-0, 220) - recently named a junior college All-American - makes the decision to flip from Kansas State to sign with the Razorbacks.

A great recruiting day for the Arkansas football program ended with a dream being realized for former North Little Rock linebacker and current junior college All-American Martrell Spaight.

Spaight (6-0, 220) - named the Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Year to go along with his All-American honor- flipped his commitment from Kansas State to Arkansas and signed with the Razorbacks on the opening day of the mid-term junior college signing period.

Spaight, who grew up a Razorback fan, did so in a ceremony at North Little Rock High School.

His flip gave Arkansas a perfect 5-of-5 day as the Razorbacks also landed Butler Community (KA) Community College offensive lineman John McClure (6-4, 310), Weed (CA) College of the Siskiyous linebacker Myke Tavarrres (6-2, 223), Georgia Military College safety Tiquention Coleman (5-11, 190) and Hartnell (CA) College cornerback Carroll Washington (6-1, 180).

Spaight, who had 130 tackles and seven sacks this past season, committed to Kansas State last week only to be offered by Arkansas on Saturday.

He also had offers from Rutgers, Memphis, South Florida, Minnesota, Arkansas State and Indiana.

Martrell Spaight


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