Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks have received another great walk-on commitment this time from offensive tackle Austin Boice on Monday night.
Austin Boice’s announcement may not move Razorback Nation the way running back Alex Collins verbal commitment did on Monday but one cannot overlook the importance of quality players up and down a college football roster, walk-on or otherwise.
Boice, 6’7”, 300 pounds, played his prep career at Lamar High School in Lamar, MO. Scout.com rates Boice as a two-star player.
Joining Boice as fellow walk-ons is former four-star quarterback/athlete A.J. Derby and fullback Patrick Arinze.
Derby, 6’4”, 218 pounds, comes to Arkansas after attending University of Iowa and Coffeyville Community College. Derby was a teammate of Arkansas 2013 commitment Martell Spaight at Coffeyville.
Arinze, 5’11”, 220 pounds, played his high school ball for St. Augustine High School in San Diego. After high school he played for Grossmont Community College in El Cajon, CA.
Boice reportedly received scholarship offers from Tulsa and Wyoming but decided to walk-on at Arkansas instead.
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
20. WR Melvinson Hartfield, Dallas, Texas, 3-Star
21. RB Alex Collins, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 5-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.
Arkansas Razorback Walk-ons for 2013
1. QB A.J. Derby, Iowa City, Iowa
2. FB Patick Arinze, San Diego, California
3. OT Austin Boice, Lamar, Missouri