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
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: astateredwolves.com; ASU cheerleaders rile up
the Red Wolves crowd during a scrimmage.