Fayetteville, Ark. – And then there were 12, at least such is the temporarily case for the Arkansas Razorback’s shrinking commitment list. On Thursday Memphis linebacker Marcus Robinson’s scholarship offer was reportedly taken off the table by Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema.
Robinson, 6’4”, 210 pounds, is rated as a 3-star linebacker by Rivals. Rivals also rates Robinson as the nation’s 24th best inside linebacker among the high school ranks; up from a previous ranking of No. 32.
The former Arkansas coaching staff received word of Robinson’s commitment in mid-August becoming the then 13th commitment for the Razorbacks.
Robinson had a good showing at “The Opening”, an invitation only camp held by Nike leading to reported offers from USC, Ole Miss, Illinois, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Purdue, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, and Clemson.
With the 2013 National Signing Day fast approaching the newly formed Arkansas coaching staff has 13 scholarship positions to fill before the first Wednesday in February.
Arkansas is currently ranked No. 55 on Rivals team recruiting rankings.
The Hogs have dropped six verbally committed recruits since Bielema’s hiring; in no particular order:
RB Kaleb Blanchard, Denham Springs, Louisiana, 4-Star
TE Deondre Skinner, Patterson, Louisiana, 3-Star
QB Tyler Cogswell, Plantation, Florida, 3-Star
WR Dominique Alexander, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 3-Star, Committed to Oklahoma
ATH Lamar Jordan, Frisco, Texas, 2-Star
OL Mitchell Bell, Navarro (JC), 3-Star
Arkansas Razorback Commitments for the 2013 Recruiting Class
1. QB Austin Allen, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 3-Star
2. LB Brooks Ellis, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 3-Star
3. SS Alex Brignoni, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 3-Star
4. SS Khari Harding, Edmond, Oklahoma, 3-Star
5. TE Hunter Henry, Little Rock, Arkansas, 4-Star
6. LB Myke Tavarres, Weed (JC), California, 3-Star*
7. CB Carroll Washington, Salinas (JC), California, 4-Star*
8. DE Tevin Beanum, Forrest City, Arkansas, 3-Star
9. OT John McClure, El Dorado (JC), Texas, 3-Star*
10. WR Drew Morgan, Greenwood, 3-Star
11. SS Tiquention Coleman, Milledgeville (JC), Georgia, 3-Star*
12. LB Martrell Spaight, Coffeyville (JC), Kansas, 3-Star*
Arkansas Razorback Commitments for the 2014 Recruiting Class
1. QB Rafe Peavey, Bolivar, Missouri, 4-Star
2. DT Bijhon Jackson, El Dorado, Arkansas, 4-Star
3. RB Juan Day, North Little Rock, Arkansas, not rated
Verbal commitments are non-binding.
* Denotes signed Letter of Intent.