Arkansas Football: Where does the 2023 recruiting class currently rank?
Recruiting is not an exact science. A solid recruiting class is also not always a sign of future success. (See Also: Morris, Chad) Still, it is worth noting that Arkansas football is currently putting together a strong class for the 2023 recruiting cycle.
ESPN released updated recruiting rankings for 2023, and Arkansas football currently ranks 16th nationally. That ranking also puts them seventh in the SEC behind Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina (in that order). The Hogs flipped spots with South Carolina in ESPN’s most recent rankings.
According to ESPN, Arkansas football currently has the 16th-best recruiting class in the nation for 2023.
The Hogs class is currently highlighted by six total ESPN 300 players: tight end Luke Hasz (Bixby, OK), tight end Shamar Easter (Ashdown, AR), offensive tackle Luke Brown (Paris, TN), wide receiver Micah Tease (Tulsa, OK), tight end Jaden Hamm (Eudora, KS), and running back Isaiah Augustave (Naples, FL).
Overall, the Arkansas football class features 23 total commits, including ten four-star and 13 three-star players. Three of the 23 players are in-state recruits.
ESPN describes the class as stacked with “talent at tight end.” The article calls Hasz a “receiving target” who “runs good routes and has sure hands,” while Easter is considered a “lengthy target with a big catch radius and good hands.”
ESPN also says Hog fans should be excited about a few of the defensive commitments as well. Specifically, linebacker Carson Dean is “an active presence with good range and agility” who could become “a highly productive player in the mold of…Bumper Pool.” Comparing Dean to Pool, the soon-to-be school leader in tackles, is undoubtedly high praise!
Speaking of praise, ESPN is not the only website dishing out the accolades for Arkansas football’s 2023 class. 247 Sports has the Hogs at 17th while Rivals has the Hogs at 15th nationally.