Reason Razorbacks’ Latest Recruiting Class May be Falling Apart……

Razorbacks’ Latest Recruiting Class May be Falling Apart

While Razorback football collapses, multiple football commitments require trips to other locations.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Top commits in the current 2024 recruiting class for the Arkansas are beginning to look elsewhere.

Much of that has to do with the current job status of coach Sam Pittman, and some is tied to Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz.

Word began leaking out Thursday that multiple crystal balls had been cast for Mills University Studies 4-star defensive lineman Charleston “Charlie” Collins to flip his commitment from Arkansas to Ole Miss.

As the prediction made its rounds on social media and local radio, it eventually got to Collins who made an emphatic effort to refute the predictions.

Collins reaffirming his commitment is about the only good news Pittman has received about his recruiting class as of late. According to Trey Biddy, Ashton Bethel-Roman will visit Missouri this weekend.

According to 247sports, he is currently rated as the nation’s No. 112 overall prospect. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver, who was ranked among the top 25 in the class, first chose the Razorbacks over Texas Tech and TCU.

As a junior at Ridge Point in Missouri City, Texas, he averaged 24 yards per catch, demonstrating his excellent speed and route running.

The Tigers may not be done poaching from the Razorbacks either. Courtney Crutchfield announced his decommitment minutes before kickoff between Arkansas and Florida.

He is now predicted to land with a rival SEC school. 247sports ranks the Pine Bluff wideout as one of the top-70 prospects.

Under fourth-year coach Eli Drinkwitz, Missouri is off to its best start since 2014. At 8-2, the Tigers are ranked No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff poll.

Drinkwitz focused on flipping Crutchfield from Arkansas as a backup plan after his top target, Ryan Wingo, the brother of former Razorback Ronnie Wingo, committed to Texas in October.

Jadan Baugh, a four-star commit to the Razorbacks’ running back class, came to Gainesville while Arkansas was in town.

The Hogs pulled off a stunning 39-36 overtime win, but the outcome didn’t deter him from taking an official visit in December.

On November 3, Baugh got a proposal from Alabama. The Decatur, Ga. native’s recruitment has trended upward recently, but concerns over a decommitment aren’t necessary yet.

All the uncertainty surrounding the status of Pittman’s job gives other programs around the country reason to reach out and hope to flip current commits.

Arkansas was on pace to have one of its more impressive recruiting classes in the modern era.

That’s counting the Razorbacks missing out on three of the Top 5 prospects in the Natural State, including four-star quarterback Walker White who committed to Auburn during the summer.

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