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National Signing Day bios of Razorbacks’ first signing class Wednesday

Here are bios of the newest Razorbacks from Arkansas Communications on National Signing Day ahead of Sam Pittman’s press conference.

Arkansas has signed 21 players in Sam Pittman’s second recruiting class Wednesday.

Pittman will be discussing the group later in a press conference.

Here are bios of the newest Razorbacks from Arkansas Communications:

Jalen Williams

Defensive Line | 6-3 | 310 | Tylertown, Miss. | Jones College | Tylertown HS

Jalen Williams

Rated a three-star junior college prospect by both 247Sports and ESPN … Rated the No. 1 junior college defensive tackle in the country by ESPN and the No. 6 junior college player overall … Started all five games for Jones College in the shortened 2020 seasons … Earned Second Team All-MACCC honors twice and Academic All-MACCC honors and JCGridiron.com DT Watch List recognition as a sophomore … Finished fifth on the team with 30 tackles, while added 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack … Set a career-high with 11 tackles against Pearl River CC … As a freshman in 2019, played in all 10 games and earned six starts … Made 28 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two quarterback hurries … Made a season-high eight stops at Southwest Mississippi CC … Played on the defensive and offensive lines for head coach Osborn Holmes at Tylertown HS … As a senior, made 111 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss and 13 quarterback hurries … As a junior made 102 tackles … Named all-district three times … Dad, Jason Holmes, played basketball at Ole Miss … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Missouri, Auburn, Baylor, Duke and others.


Cole Carson

Offensive Line | 6-5 | 290 | Bogata, Texas | Rivercrest HS

Cole Carson

Consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 45 offensive tackle in his class by Rivals … Ranked the No. 77 player in Texas by 247Sports … Played both offensive and defensive tackle for head coach Lance Connot at Rivercrest High School … As a senior, played on a 7-4 Rivercrest team that reached the second round of the playoffs … His junior season, helped Rivercrest to an 11-2 record and third round playoff appearance … Also earned first-team all-district recognition as a junior … co-owns a 400-acre ranch with his grandfather … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Auburn, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Baylor, Colorado, Duke and others.


Cameron Little 

Kicker / Punter | 6-2 | 170 | Moore, Okla. | Southmoore HS

Cameron Little

According to Kohl’s Kicking, rated a five-star punter and kicker and is the No. 2 kicker and No. 5 punter in his class … Consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Ranked as the No. 1 kicker in his class by 247Sports … Handled place kicking, kickoff and punting duties for head coach Josh Norman at Southmoore High School … As a senior was named Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year … Selected an Adidas All-American and named to the Under Armour All-American Game roster … USA Today Preseason Second Team All-American … As a junior was named to the Tulsa World All-State Second Team and Oklahoman Big All-City Second Team … Was also named Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year and Oklahoman All-State Honorable Mention … As a senior, made 6-of-10 field goals with a long of 49 yards and made 24-of-24 point after tries … Punted 41 times, placing nine inside the 20-yard line … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Colorado, Oklahoma State, Nevada, Air Force, Navy, Army and others.


Jayden Johnson

Defensive Back | 6-2 | 206 | Cedartown, Ga. | Cedartown HS

Jayden Johnson

Consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 44 safety in the country by ESPN … Played on both sides of the ball, seeing time at quarterback, wide receiver, running back, corner back and safety for head coach Jamie Abrams at Cedartown High School … Named the No. 26 player in Georgia by 247Sports … Through eight games as a senior, rushed 48 times for 347 yards (7.2 ypc) and five touchdowns, made 17 receptions for 336 yards (19.8 ypc) and three touchdowns, while also adding 17 tackles, three interceptions, a pass deflection, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … As a senior, won a Region 7A-4 Conference championship … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Virginia and others.


Raheim Sanders

Wide Receiver | 6-2 | 210 | Rockledge, Fla. | Rockledge HS

Raheim Sanders

Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals and a three-star prospect by ESPN … Rated the No. 19 player in Florida by 247Sports and No. 8 athlete in the country … Slotted at No. 160 in the Top247 list … Ranked No. 250 in Rivals250 … Played running back, wide receiver and linebacker for head coach Wayne Younger at Rockledge High School … As a senior, rushed for 317 yards (15.9 ypc) and four touchdowns while making 24 catches for 391 yards (16.3 ypc) with four touchdowns … Also totaled 237 kick return yards with a touchdown … As a junior rushed for 33 yards (6.6 ypc) and a touchdown, made 15 catches for 368 yards (24.5 ypc) with two scores and registered 225 kickoff return yards … Defensively, made 24 tackles in his high school career, totaling 8.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks as a junior … Made a career-high six catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Bayside High School … Appeared in the state playoffs each of the last two seasons, finishing with a 7-2 record as a senior and an 8-2 record as a junior … Also, played basketball and competed in track and field at Rockledge … Averaged 9.5 points and 5.7 rebounds as a junior … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Oklahoma, Auburn, Miami (Fla.), Florida State, UCF and others.


Christopher Paul, Jr.

Linebacker | 6-1 | 225 | Cordele, Ga. | Crisp County HS

Christopher Paul

Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 22 inside linebacker in his class … Ranked the No. 61 player in Georgia by Rivals … Played linebacker and running back for head coach Brad Barber at Crisp County High School … As a senior, made 91 total tackles in 11 games and added 20.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Also forced one fumble and blocked one punt … Offensively, rushed eight times for 67 yards (8.4 ypc) and a touchdown and made four grabs for 57 yards (14.3 ypc) and a touchdown … As a junior, made 157 tackles with 10.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, leading Crisp County to an 11-4 record … He also rushed 13 times for 113 yards (8.7 ypc) and three touchdowns and also made 10 catches for 112 yards (11.2 ypc) and two touchdowns … As a sophomore, recorded 92 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks, while reaching the state championship game … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Nebraska, Cincinnati, Louisville, Tennessee and others.


Erin Outley

Tight End | 6-4 | 255 | Little Rock, Ark. | Little Rock Parkview HS

Erin Outley

Consensus three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 4 player in Arkansas by Rivals … Ranked the No. 19 tight end in his class by ESPN … Played tight end for head coach Brad Bolding at Little Rock Parkview … As a senior, made two catches for 90 yards (45.0 ypc) and a touchdown … Missed the majority of the season with a meniscus injury … As a junior, made 48 catches for 721 yards (15.0 ypc) with eight touchdowns … Hauled in 27 catches for 322 yards (11.9 ypc) and six touchdowns as a sophomore … His freshman season made 22 grabs for 331 yards (15.0 ypc) … Little Rock Parkview teammate Landon Rogers is also part of the 2020 signing class … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: LSU, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State and others.


Trent Gordon

Defensive Back | 5-11 | 199 | Spring, Texas | Penn State | Manvel HS

Trent Gordon

Played three seasons for Penn State (2018-20), totaling 21 tackles, 13 solo stops and five passes defended … Did not record any statistics in three games played for the 2020 Nittany Lions … In 2019 appeared in 10 games, making 20 tackles and breaking up five passes … Registered first career tackle for loss against Iowa … Made a career-high five tackles in Penn State’s win over Memphis in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic … Also earned the Public Service Award at the team’s awards banquet … As a freshman in 2018, appeared in three games on defense and special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Tabbed a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals … Earned three stars from 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 56 cornerback and No. 80 player in Texas by 247Sports … Ranked as No. 36 cornerback, No. 50 recruit in Texas and No. 63 prospect in the region by ESPN … Rated the No. 29 safety and No. 45 player in Texas by Rivals … Two-time letterman for head coach Kirk Martin at Manvel High School … Two-time team captain … Guided the Mavericks to a 14-1 record in 2017 with the lone loss coming in the state championship game … Helped the Mavericks to a 13-1 record on the way to district and regional championships as a junior … Named second-team all-district as a junior … Accounted for 81 total tackles, including 60 solo, 10 pass breakups, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble as a junior … Had 29 tackles and one pass deflected as a sophomore at Conroe Oak Ridge High School … Lettered in track twice … Dad, Lavalius Gordon Jr., played football and basketball at North Texas … Grandfather Lavalius Gordon was the first African-American basketball player in Oklahoma State history and was the head basketball at Texas Southern (1969-73).


Cameron Ball

Defensive Line | 6-5 | 303 | Atlanta, Ga. | Tri-Cities HS

Cameron Ball

Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Ranked the No. 35 defensive tackle in his class by Rivals … Rated the No. 29 overall player in Georgia by 247Sports … Played for head coach Cuevas Dargan at Tri-Cities High School … Played in six games as a senior making 42 tackles with 6.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks … Also broke up three passes, recovered two fumbles and forced one fumble … As a junior played in six games, making 30 tackle with 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks … Also recovered one fumble and forced two fumbles … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Duke, Minnesota, Boston College and others.


Landon Rogers

Quarterback | 6-4 | 215 | Little Rock, Ark. | Little Rock Parkview HS

Landon Rogers

Consensus three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 5 player in Arkansas by Rivals … Ranked the No. 35 dual threat quarterback in his class by 247Sports … Played quarterback for head coach Brad Bolding at Little Rock Parkview … One of two 2020 commits from Little Rock Parkview, alongside tight end Erin Outley … His senior season completed 92-of-150 passes for 1,247 yards and six touchdowns while also rushing 150 times for 1,148 yards (7.7 ypc) and 22 touchdowns … As a junior, completed 99-of-182 passes for 1,661 yards with 19 touchdowns, he also ran 93 times for 584 yards (6.3 ypc) and 10 touchdowns … As a sophomore, completed 64-of-102 passes for 713 yards with eight touchdowns and ran for 135 yards and seven scores … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Houston, Kansas, North Texas, Louisiana and others.


Devon Manuel

Offensive Line | 6-9 | 292 | Sunset, La. | Beau Chene HS

Devon Manuel

Consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 28 player in Louisiana by 247Sports and the No. 78 overall offensive tackle … Played for head coach Sal Diesi at Beau Chene High School … Also played basketball in high school … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Iowa State, Michigan State, Houston, Indiana, Louisiana and others.


Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan

Defensive Back | 6-1 | 195 | Kansas City, Mo. | Lincoln College Prep

Consensus three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 8 player in Missouri by ESPN … Rated the No. 51 outside linebacker in his class … Played both linebacker and running back for head coach William Lowe at Lincoln College Prep … As a senior made 91 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions with a touchdown and one fumble recovery … Rushed for 441 yards (12.6 ypc) and seven touchdowns, and also had seven catches for 111 yards (15.9 ypc) and a score … His junior season, totaled 150 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble for 12-1 Lincoln College Prep … Named the Ronald Warren Outstanding Linebacker by the Kansas City Football Coaches Association … Offensive coordinator in high school was Donnell Fletcher, a former Arkansas running back (1995-96) … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Iowa State, Kansas State, Kansas, Washington State and others.


Marco Avant

Linebacker | 6-3 | 212 | Forrest City Ark. | Jonesboro HS

Marco Avant

Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 4 player overall in Arkansas by both ESPN and 247Sports … Rated the No. 46 outside linebacker in his class … Played linebacker for head coach Randy Coleman at Jonesboro High School … As a senior, made 91 tackles with 3.0 sacks and a forced fumble in 10 games … Made a season-best 18 tackles against Sylvan Hills … As a junior at Forrest City High School, registered 83 tackles with 12.0 tackles for loss in eight games … Part of a team that went 8-3 … In 10 games as a sophomore, posted 67 tackles with 4.0 sacks and two interceptions … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Louisiana, Southern Miss, Tulane, Houston and others.


Jaedon Wilson

Wide Receiver | 6-3 | 172 | DeSoto, Texas | DeSoto HS

Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 96 wide receiver in his class and the No. 96 overall player in Texas by 247Sports … Played wide receiver and was a senior captain for head coach Claude Mathis at DeSoto High School … Through eight games as a senior, made 25 catches for 488 yards (19.5 ypc) and eight touchdowns … Totaled three two-touchdown games against Lake Ridge, Midway and Waco … As a junior, hauled in 28 receptions for 520 yards (18.6 ypc) and seven touchdowns … Made three grabs for a career-high 137 yards and two touchdowns against Mansfield … In his sophomore year, made 29 grabs for 276 yards (9.5 ypc) … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Illinois, Louisville, Northwestern, Oregon State, Houston and others.


Chase Lowery

Defensive Back | 6-0 | 180 | Frisco, Texas | Frisco HS

Chase Lowery

Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 42 cornerback in his class and No. 74 overall prospect in Texas by 247Sports … Played on both sides of the ball for head coach Jeff Harbert at Frisco High School … As a senior, made 14 grabs for 403 yards (28.8 ypc) and two touchdowns while making 26 tackles, four interceptions, one pass broken up, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble in seven games … As a junior, made 31 catches for 709 yards (22.9 ypc) and seven touchdowns while also making 44 tackles with four interceptions, one interception return for a score, eight passes defended and one forced fumble … Named District 7-5A D-II MVP for Frisco, who finished 11-2 and reached the third round of the playoffs … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Texas Tech, Purdue, Michigan State, Memphis, Pitt, San Diego State, Oregon State and others.


Solomon Wright

Defensive Line | 6-0 | 270 | Vian, Okla. | Vian HS

Solomon Wright

Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 9 player in Oklahoma by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 26 defensive tackle in the country … No. 12 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list … Played for head coach Gary Willis at Vian High School … Member of a 9-2 Wolverines team his senior season, reaching the state playoffs … As a junior, made 124 tackles and 14.0 sacks while helping Vian High School to a 12-2 record and a state-runner up finish … As a sophomore, made 91 stops with 11.0 sacks, five forced fumbles and an interception return for a touchdowns … His freshman season, made 48 tackles with 3.0 sacks … Son of Kenyatta Wright, who played for Oklahoma State and in the NFL for six years … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Texas Tech, Iowa State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Memphis, Kansas and others.


Lucas Coley

Quarterback | 6-2 | 207 | San Antonio, Texas | Cornerstone Christian School

Lucas Coley

Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals … Rated the No. 9 dual threat quarterback in the country by ESPN … Ranked the No. 59 player in the Texas by ESPN … Played quarterback for head coach John Bachman at Cornerstone Christian High School … Led the Warriors to a 10-1 record as a senior … Through the season 10 games of the season, threw for 1,100-plus yards, 13 touchdowns and one interception with almost 500 rushing yards and 11 scores … In his senior year, totaled five touchdowns against Frisco Legacy Christian, completing 9-of-15 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns, while added 95 yards on the ground and three touchdowns … Accounted for over 3,000 yards of total offense and 30 touchdowns in his junior season for a 7-3 Cornerstone Christian team … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Illinois, Louisville, Houston, Yale, Vanderbilt and others.


Bryce Stephens

Wide Receiver | 6-0 | 170 | Oklahoma City, Okla. | John Marshall HS

Consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Ranked the No. 86 wide receiver in his class by Rivals … Rated the No. 8 player in Oklahoma by Rivals … Played wide receiver for head coach Jeff Horrocks at John Marshall High School … As a senior, played in eight games, making 32 catches for 686 yards (21.4 ypc) and nine touchdowns … His junior year, made 21 grabs for 416 yards (19.8 ypc) and six touchdowns in nine games … Also ran 11 times for 224 yards (20.4 ypc) and three touchdowns … Hauled in 43 receptions for 1,004 yards (23.3 ypc) and 15 touchdowns in 11 games as a sophomore … Also competed in track and field in 100m and 200m events … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Oklahoma State, TCU, Tulsa, Iowa State, Nebraska and others.


Keuan Parker

Defensive Back | 5-11 | 173 | Tulsa, Okla. | Booker T. Washington HS

Keuan Parker

Consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 2 player in Oklahoma by Rivals and No. 10 by 247Sports … Rated the No. 32 cornerback in his class by 247Sports … Ranked No. 8 on the Oklahoman’s Super 30 list … In addition to playing corner, also lined up at strong safety for head coach Jonathan Brown at Booker T. Washington High School … As a senior, played in seven games and made 20 tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss, one interception and one forced fumble … Played in nine games his junior season, making 45 tackles with 1.0 sack, two interceptions and 14 passes broken up, while going 6-5 and reaching the state playoffs … Saw action in 10 games as a sophomore, registering 29 tackles and three interceptions for a Booker T. Washington squad that reached the state semifinals … Also competed in track and field … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Baylor, Kansas, Michigan State, Nebraska, SMU and others.


Javion Hunt

Running Back | 6-0 | 205 | Oklahoma City, Okla. | Carl Albert HS

Javion Hunt

Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals … Rated the No. 6 player in the state by ESPN and the No. 7 player by 247Sports … Rated the No. 19 running back in the country by ESPN and the No. 23 back by 247Sports … Ranked No. 6 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list … Played running back and safety for head coach Jimmy Corley at Carl Albert High School … Three-year starter at running back … As a senior rushed for 771 yards (6.1 ypc) and 12 touchdowns while also madding five catches for 61 yards (12.2 ypc) … As a junior ran for 1,114 yards (7.0 ypc) and 25 touchdowns while catching 12 passes for 135 yards (11.3 ypc) and a touchdown … Dad, Jay, played football at Oklahoma … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Ole Miss, Baylor, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa State and others.


Terry Wells

Offensive Line | 6-5 | 306 | Parkin, Ark. | Wynne HS

Terry Wells

Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and a three-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 1 player in Arkansas by Rivals and the No. 2 player by both 247Sports and ESPN … Played both offensive and defensive tackle for head coach Van Paschal at Wynne High School … MaxPreps Preseason Arkansas all-state selection … All-state and all-district honoree as a junior … Named the outstanding lineman at the U.S. Army All-American National Combine … Played in the playoffs each of the last two years and was part of a 13-1 Yellowjackets team that reached the state championship as a senior … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, Kansas, Arkansas State and Southern Miss.


A.J. Green

Running Back | 5-11 | 194 | Tulsa, Okla. | Union HS

Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN and a three-star prospect by Rivals … Rated the No. 2 player in Oklahoma by 247Sports and No. 3 player in the state by ESPN … Listed as an athlete by recruiting services … Slotted in ESPN’s Top 300 at No. 188 … Played running back and cornerback for head coach Kirk Fridrich at Oklahoma power Union High School … Named 6AI-2’s co-MVP … MaxPreps Preseason Oklahoma all-state … His senior year rushed for 1,325 yards (7.8 ypc) and 19 touchdowns, leading Union to a state semifinal appearance … During his senior season, ran for 808 yards and averaged 12.1 yards per carry over a five-game winning streak … Scored five first half touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 receiving) in a win over Enid High School … As a junior, rushed for 939 yards and nine touchdowns despite battling injuries … Also competed in track and field, recording a wind-aided 10.38 time in the 100m dash at the Class 6A state meet as a freshman … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, LSU, Baylor, South Carolina, Texas Tech and others.


Ketron Jackson

Wide Receiver | 6-2 | 190 | Royse City, Texas | Royse City HS

Ketron Jackson

Consensus four-star prospect by 247sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 21 wide receiver in the country and the No. 21 prospect in Texas by 247Sports … Slotted in ESPN’s Top 300 at No. 219 … Played for head coach David Petroff at Royse City High School in the Dallas Metroplex … Two-time All-District 8-5A selection … As a senior, made 39 catches for 765 yards (19.6 ypc) and scored 10 touchdowns … Also played snaps as a defensive back, making two interceptions … Made four catches for a career-high 197 yards and registered two touchdown grabs while also returning a kickoff 90 yards for a score against Forney … Made an interception on the game’s final play, securing a 55-48 win over Greenville … In his junior season, hauled in 61 catches for 889 yards (14.6 ypc) and six touchdowns … Grabbed a career-high 13 receptions for 190 yards against Aledo … Member of a 5-2 team his senior year as a 9-3 state playoff team as a junior … Also an accomplished track and field athlete, competing in long jump, triple-jump and the 4×200 relay … Led all Dallas-area athletes in long jump (24-11) and ranked third in triple-jump (47-6) … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Baylor, TCU, Oregon State and others.

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