Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks got a verbal commitment from Miami area recruit De’Andre Coley on Sunday bringing the Hogs total committed to 14.
Coley, 6’1”, 185 pounds, played at Northwestern High School. Coley helped the Bulls to a 9-3 record during the 2012 season.
Coley’s selection might be considered a diamond in the rough but he must have something that jumps out at lead recruiter Randy Shannon, Arkansas’ linebacker coach, and head coach Bret Bielema. Only given a two-star rating by 247Sports and none by Rivals, Coley was reportedly offered by TCU (Shannon) and Cincinnati along with a handful of smaller Division-II programs.
Note of Interest
The defensive coordinator for Coley at Northwestern High School was Luther Campbell. Some may remember Campbell from his days in the 1980’s as Luke Skyywalker, lead rapper of the group 2 Live Crew.
Campbell’s music went main stream when Tipper Gore took him before the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal judge ruled that his album Nasty As They Wanna Be was obscene; one of the reasons there are explicit lyrics labels on albums that qualify.
Campbell has since dedicated himself to helping inner city kids in the Miami area keeping a youth football organization going for over 20 years.
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. TE Hunter Henry, Little Rock, Arkansas, 4-Star
5. LB Myke Tavarres, Weed (JC), California, 3-Star*
6. CB Carroll Washington, Salinas (JC), California, 4-Star*
7. DE Tevin Beanum, Forrest City, Arkansas, 3-Star
8. OT John McClure, El Dorado (JC), Texas, 3-Star*
9. WR Drew Morgan, Greenwood, 3-Star
10. SS Tiquention Coleman, Milledgeville (JC), Georgia, 3-Star*
11. LB Martrell Spaight, Coffeyville (JC), Kansas, 3-Star*
12. P Sam Irwin-Hill, City College of San Francisco (JC), 2-Star
13. OG Reeve Koehler, Honolulu, Hawaii, 4-Star
14. FS De’Andre Coley, Miami, Florida, 2-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.