Arkansas pulls playmaking LB out of Florida

By EFN Staff
Published: 11/04/2014

The Arkansas Razorbacks have been close to beating three Top 10 teams on the field this season but in the end was left with only moral victories and a promise of the future. A big part of the future, and a win over college football blueblood Florida, may put a temporary spring in the step of Razorback Nation and the Arkansas coaching staff.

On Tuesday the Hogs landed Hardee Senior High School linebacker Derrick Graham adding their first linebacker to their 2015 recruiting class.

Graham, 6’4”, 220 pounds, had double-digit offers from programs like Iowa State, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, SMU, FAU, FIU, and Mississippi State among others but an official visit on September 19 sealed the deal for the defensive standout.

Per reports Graham was ready to commit to the Hogs during his visit for the Northern Illinois game but the Arkansas staff wanted him to take his time deciding on other official visits.

Arkansas is in great need of SEC caliber linebackers and will lose highly productive senior outside linebacker Martrell Spaight, Bryalon Mitchell, and Daunte Carr at the end of the season.

Arkansas Razorbacks 2015 Commitment List
QB Ty Storey, 6’3”, 210 lbs, Charleston HS, Charleston, Arkansas
OL Zach Rogers, 6’1”, 300 lbs, Hebron HS, Lewisville, Texas
OL Colton Jackson, 6’6”, 291 lbs, Conway HS, Conway, Arkansas
DE Jamario Bell, 6’6”, 230 lbs, Junction City HS, Junction City, Arkansas
DE Daytrieon Dean, 6’3”, 267 lbs, Northside, Fort Smith, Arkansas
DE Jeremiah Ledbetter, 6’4”, 270 lbs, Hutchinson C.C., Kansas
DT Jialte Froholdt, 6’5”, 275 lbs, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida
TE Austin Cantrell, 6’3”, 249 lbs, Roland HS, Roland, Oklahoma
TE C.J. O’Grady, 6’4”, 230 lbs, Fayetteville HS, Fayetteville, Arkansas
TE Will Gragg, 6’4”, 241 lbs, Dumas HS, Dumas, Arkansas
WR Deon Stewart, 5’11”, Highland HS, Hardy, Arkansas
WR K.J. Hill, 6’0”, 190 lbs, North Little Rock HS, NLR, Arkansas
WR La’Michael Pettway, 6’3”, 194 lbs, Nashville HS, Nashville, Arkansas
RB Rawleigh Williams, 5’10”, 205 lbs, Bishop Lynch HS, Dallas, Texas
DB Dre Greenlaw, 6’1”, 210 lbs, Fayetteville HS, Fayetteville, Arkansas
LB Derrick Graham, 6’4”, 220 lbs, Hardee Senior HS, Wauchula, Florida
K Blake Johnson, 6’1”, 190 lbs, Los Alamitos HS, Los Alamitos, California

Photo credit:; Derrick Graham.