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The ink has dried on Arkansas' 2018 National Letters of Intent. Now it's time to jump into what could be a very good 2019 cycle for the Hogs.

Over the next several days we'll roll out overviews of the Razorbacks' early targets at each position, focusing only on the prospects who have been offered.

First up are the quarterbacks:

You've heard the story here.

Gunnell's grandfather played on Arkansas' 1964 national championship team, and his family has many ties to the program and the state. Gunnell was the previous staff's top target, but he chose Texas A&M last June. He later said that he didn't particularly think highly of then-offensive coordinator Dan Enos (as a coach, not as a person).

Gunnell also didn't care for Jimbo Fisher going out and offering a couple of dual-threat quarterbacks after he arrived in College Station in December. Gunnell was quoted as saying he'd have no problem with Fisher offering more pro-style quarterbacks because he welcomes the competition, but offering dual-threats makes him wonder if A&M is looking for something totally different.

Around the same time, Arkansas hired SMU's Chad Morris, who'd already had a solid connection with the Gunnell family. Gunnell is expected to visit the Razorbacks at some point in the near future, so it'll be interesting to follow, for sure.

In 12 games as a junior, Gunnell completed 72-percent of his passes for 4,936 and 61 touchdowns. He also rushed for 390 yards and eight more scores. In the last two seasons, Gunnell has led St. Pius X to a 21-3 record while accounting for a staggering 139 touchdowns.

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