1. Arkansas Razorbacks
Bret Bielema had a few okay classes, but in the world of SEC recruiting, being in the top 30 of the rankings equals non-existence. It took a little while, but Chad Morris has boosted things up in a big, big way.
Morris came in, and he did whatever he could to just to put a class together. LB Bumper Pool had the upside to go along with the name, and defensive back Ladarrius Bishop was a great get, but those two wouldn’t even register a blip for most SEC recruiting classes.
For good and for bad, the misery on the field in 2018 has turned into a great class, partly because it’s an easy pitch – come to Arkansas, and you really might play right away.
The other part of the equation was the offense under Morris. It’s going to throw the ball, it’s going to put up big numbers, and there’s a whole lot to get excited about if this starts to click.
And the receivers took notice.
From Trey Knox to TQ Jackson to Shamar Nash to (potentially) Treylon Burks, the 6-3ish, 195ish-pound targets are coming in.
Can Morris land the plane TE Hudson Henry? Assuming he’s in – along with Burks – along with QB KJ Jefferson, a whole slew of good defensive backs, and with four-star get after four-star get – there were only a couple of those last season – the talent level is improving in a hurry.