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Arkansas ready for football additions

This article was published February 7, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

By Nate Allen

Special to the News-Times

FAYETTEVILLE - At least six recruits are expected to sign with the Arkansas Razorbacks in today’s start of the national signing period and join the eight signed during the December early signing period as new coach Chad Morris’ Razorbacks’ football newcomers class of 2018.

Verbally committed, and that’s non-binding until the letter of intent is signed, to sign with the Razorbacks today are incoming freshmen offensive tackle Noah Gatlin, Jonesboro; quarterback John Stephen Jones, Dallas Highland Park; offensive tackle Ryan Winkel, Memphis Christian Brothers; safety Myles Mason, Hewitt-Trussville, Ala.; defensive end Courtre Alexander, Owasso, Okla. and junior college transfer running back Rakeem Boyd, Independence (Kan.) Community College.

Andrew Parker, a linebacker from New Orleans once verbally committed to Arkansas, has since visited Texas and reportedly might be headed to Austin.

Prospects reported by Arkansas 247 to be deliberating between Arkansas and other schools are safety Joseph Foucha, New Orleans; outside linebacker Aaron Brule, Metairie, La.; linebacker Jaylen Moody, Conway, S.C.; receiver Treveon Johnson, Brenham, Texas; and junior college transfers defensive end Dorian Gerald, College of the Canyons, Calif.; defensive end Caleb Okochukwu, St. John’s College, Washington D.C. and defensive tackle Emmitt Gooden, Independence (Kan.) Community College.

Last December, the Razorbacks signed quarterback Connor Noland, Greenwood; inside linebacker Bumper Pool, Lucas, Texas; defensive back Ladarrius Bishop, Ashdown; defensive lineman Billy Ferrell, Fordyce; defensive lineman Isaiah Nichols, Springdale; offensive lineman Silas Robinson, Yoakum, Texas; receiver Michael Woods, Magnolia, Texas and defensive end Nick Fulwider, Tyrone, Ga.

Nichols, Pool and Woods graduated high school in December and enrolled as UA freshmen in January and are participating in the offseason conditioning program.

They will be part of the 15 spring football practices that are scheduled to begin March 1.

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