Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorback coaching staff was able to flip one-time University of Tennessee commitment Dan Skipper per reports surfacing on Monday.
Skipper, 6’10”, 295 pounds, from Arvada, Colorado is the type of offensive tackle the Razorbacks can build around for years to come. Considered a high three-star prospect by most recruiting services, he has the frame, size, and build to be a monster prospect on the college level.
Over 20 major Division-I schools have offered Skipper including Oklahoma, Michigan, Oregon State, Ohio State, Florida State, Washington, Arizona State, and Ole Miss.
Tennessee gained Skipper’s commitment in late June of 2012 with the help of Sam Pittman, Arkansas’ new offensive line coach. Skipper had officially visited Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Arkansas (Jan. 18).
Over the weekend Arkansas hosted seven recruits securing three commitments on Sunday from safety De’Andre Coley, cornerback D.J. Dean, and defensive tackle Ke’Tyrus Marks. The addition of Skipper moves Arkansas up from No. 58 on Rivals team rankings to No. 54. 247Sports bumped the Hogs up three spots from No. 41 to No. 38 with Skipper’s announcement.
The Razorbacks now have 17 total commitments heading with 10 days left until National Signing Day. A full class of 25 scholarships can be offered by the Arkansas coaching staff for the 2013 recruiting class.
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
15. CB D.J. Dean, Newton, Texas, 3-Star
16. DT Ke’tyrus Marks, Riviera Beach, Florida, 3-Star
17. OT Dan Skipper, Arvada, Colorado, 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.