Arkansas State adds in-state safety and Oklahoma running back

By EFN Staff
Published: 08/04/2014

First-year Arkansas Red Wolves head coach Blake Anderson has been busy securing commitments for his 2015 recruiting class. Over the weekend Anderson bumped up his overall commitments to 21 with the addition of Warren Wand and Avery Johnson.

Johnson, a 6’1”, 205 pound safety/wide receiver, has been a standout for Highland High School playing on both sides of the ball helping lead his Hardy team to a 13-1 record in 2013. Despite camping at University of Arkansas and visits by tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr., an offer from the Hogs has yet to materialize allowing the Red Wolves to gain a commitment from one of the state’s most overlooked talents.

Anderson, the former offensive coordinator at North Carolina, knows a game changer when he sees one and that is what he is getting in Warren Wand. Wand, 5’5”, 179 pounds, lines up at running back for Edmond Memorial High School but can also return punts for Arkansas State.

Both Johnson and Wand secured offers from Southern Miss with Wand also getting an offer from University of New Mexico before committing to A-State.

Johnson and Wand are both members of Elite Football Networks preseason list of top players within their given states; Arkansas and Oklahoma

Photo credit:; ASU cheerleaders rile up the Red Wolves crowd during a scrimmage.