Meet the Arkansas Razorbacks Class of 2022 Commits
Get to know the class of 2022 prospects committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks in this feature from HawgBeat.com.
We have provided background info on each of the commits below (in chronological order from the newest pledge to the oldest), and will continue to update this article each time Arkansas lands a new commitment. Decommitments from the class will be listed at the bottom–if necessary.
Kicking off his recruitment early as a 6-foot-6 freshman with an offer from Alabama, E'Marion Harris quickly moved up the rankings into the top 250 nationally and became the No. 1-ranked player in the Natural State. A Razorback legacy, all signs pointed to the offensive tackle picking Arkansas and that's what he did on Mother's Day, giving the Hogs a 10th commitment and 7th in-state commit.
Despite making an early pledge to Florida State, Clarendon native Quincey McAdoo couldn't resist staying close to home and playing for the Razorbacks. The 4-star is listed as an athlete due to his two-way versatility but he's recruited as a wide receiver–Kenny Guiton's first pickup on the Hill.
On Jan. 25, Rowser listed a top eight that included the likes of Alabama and Michigan. A day later he received the offer from Arkansas, and when Rowser trimmed his list to four earlier this month the Razorbacks made the cut. He talked up his relationship with head coach Sam Pittman and his respect for cornerbacks coach Sam Carter. Although he has never visited the campus, a virtual visit gave Rowser a strong, positive impression of Fayetteville. Rowser is Arkansas's first commit from Michigan and the highest-rated commit since McTelvin Agim in 2016.
Shiloh Christian standout Kaden Henley didn't even need to sleep on his offer, committing the day he received it. Henley joined the class as commit No. 7 and the fifth in-state commit. A two-way athlete, Henley's recruited by Michael Scherer and Barry Odom at linebacker. For the state championship Saints, Henley recorded 26 tackles for loss, four sacks and four picks on the way to a 106 solo tackles. Henley chose Arkansas over offers from Liberty, New Mexico, Middle Tennessee and others.
One of two in-state linemen with a Razorback offer, Maumelle tackle Andrew Chamblee called the Hogs on March 6 over a top list including Florida, Penn State, Michigan State, Ole Miss and more. At 6-foot-6, 290, Chamblee projects as an early contributor at either tackle position on the offensive line.
Parkview running back James Jointer keeps the pipeline going for the Hogs with his commit to Arkansas over Florida State, Missouri, Michigan State and others. Jointer follows in the footsteps of Parkview tight end Erin Outley and Parkview quarterback Landon Rogers who signed with the Hogs' 2021 class in December.
Arkansas assistant Jimmy Smith and his connection to Cedar Grove High School paid off big time for the Hogs when 4-star running back Rashod Dubinion picked them over Florida, FSU, Georgia Tech, Auburn and others. With no end to the dead period in sight, the No.4-ranked all-purpose back in the nation chose not to wait any longer and committed to Arkansas on February 13.
Having formed a bond with Sam Pittman after attending a camp at Georgia, Eli Henderson was one of the first prospects offered when Pittman made it to Arkansas. Henderson picked the Hogs over his Georgia and Arizona State offers. He made the switch from guard to center for his junior season and remains solid in his commitment.
Hoping on the #ARTime trend before the 2022 season, DeWitt tight end Dax Courtney choose Arkansas over offers from Missouri, TCU, Penn State, Tulane, Kansas State and a bunch more. Courtney's been a vocal recruiter for the Razorbacks since his commitment. An injury derailed the 3-star tight end's junior season but he's had surgery and is already itching to enroll early at Arkansas for spring of 2022.
The Razorbacks kicked off the 2022 class with an in-state commitment from Greenland defensive lineman JJ Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth got an offer from Kansas and within a few days Akron and the Razorbacks offered. Knowing exactly where he wanted to go, the 3-star wasted no time committing to the Hogs. He's since earned an offer from Arkansas State as well. He's the first player from Greenland HS to commit to Arkansas on scholarship.
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