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By Nate Allen

Special to the News-Times

FAYETTEVILLE - According to multiple media outlets, nationally No. 1 rated junior college defensive end Dorian Gerald signed a letter of intent Friday to play football in 2018 for new coach Chad Morris’ Arkansas Razorbacks.

Gerald, 6-3, 265, and a native of West Florence, S.C., is reported to have received over 30 scholarship offers including from national champion Alabama and College Playoff qualifier Oklahoma upon making 42 tackles, including 10 quarterback sacks among his 19 tackles for losses during the 2017 season for the College of the Canyons (Calif.).

His final decision came down to Arkansas, Florida and Texas A&M.

The junior transfer is expected to enroll for the fall semester and 2018 season, made 54 tackles with 12 sacks among 54 lost-yardage stops as a College of the Canyons freshman in 2016.

Morris and his staff have received 17 commitments with eight signed during the December early-signing period and eight more signed during last Wednesday’s start of the national signing period before adding Gerald on Friday.

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