The Razorbacks added their 19th verbal commitment on Sunday with Texas running back Denzell Evans. Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

2013 CFB Recruiting: Arkansas Adds Texas Running Back to Class

Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorback coaching staff is closing fast on their 2013 recruiting class picking up their second verbal commitment of the weekend when Denzell Evans pledged to the Hogs on Sunday.

Evans, 6’0”, 205 pounds, rushed for 2,350 career yards for Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, with 26 total touchdowns.

Evans is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals with offers from Michigan State, SMU, Arizona State, Kansas State, Michigan, and Colorado among others.

In March of 2012 Evans verbally committed to the University of Houston but let the Arkansas coaching staff know he would accept an offer to play for the Hogs if offered.

Speculation entering Evans’ official visit this weekend was if he committed his Bellaire High School teammate offensive tackle Dwayne Johnson, 3-star, would more than likely commit to the Hogs as well. No official word on Johnson has been released yet.

Evans becomes the 18th verbal commitment for the Razorbacks’ 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

18. SS Korliss Marshall, Osceola, Arkansas, 3-Star

19. RB Denzell Evans, Bellaire, Texas, 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.


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