Arkansas Razorback Recruiting: 2013 Top Recruits List Hogs Among Favorites

Ryan WrightAnalyst IIIFebruary 7, 2012

Petrino is already laying the ground work for a top 2013 recruiting class.
Petrino is already laying the ground work for a top 2013 recruiting class.Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Less than a week after the 2012 National Signing Day class faxed in their signatures, top teams are already looking ahead to the class of 2013. No teams are resting on their laurels, including Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach Bobby Petrino.

On Monday, listed their early 2013 top 100 recruit report. On the database of five and four-star recruits, Petrino already had 13 prospects listing the Razorbacks among their favorites:

  • RB Ty Isaac, 6’2”, 220 pounds, 4-star, Joliet, IL
  • RB Adam Taylor, 6’0”, 190 pounds, 4-star, Katy, TX
  • WR John Diarse, 6’1”, 190 pounds, 4-star, Monroe, LA
  • WR Ahmad Fulwood, 6’4”, 200 pounds, 4-star, Jacksonville, FL
  • WR James Quick, 6’1”, 175 pounds, 4-star, Louisville, KY
  • TE Hunter Henry, 6’5”, 242 pounds, 4-star, Little Rock, AR
  • OT Ethan Pocic, 6’6”, 280 pounds, 4-star, Lemont, IL
  • OT Laremy Tunsil, 6’6”, 282 pounds, 4-star, Lake City, FL
  • DT Greg Gilmore, 6’4”, 285 pounds, 4-star, Hope Mills, NC
  • DE Marcus Farria, 6’4”, 240 pounds, 4-star, Peoria, AZ
  • DE Jason Hatcher, 6’3”, 240 pounds, 4-star, Louisville, KY
  • SS Su’a Cravens, 6’1”, 205 pounds, 4-star, Murrieta, GA
  • QB Tyler Bruggman, 6’2”, 185 pounds, 4-star, Phoenix, AZ


Two in-state players were among the 100 recruits listed, running back Altee Tenpenny from North Little Rock High School and tight end Hunter Henry from Pulaski Academy in Little Rock.

Tenpenny is rated as the No. 27 overall prospect while Henry is rated No. 43.

Tenpenny committed to the University of Alabama days before the 2012 National Signing Day. He is scheduled to visit Arkansas the weekend of Feb. 11.

Several 2013 Razorback recruiting prospects have visited or are scheduled to visit Arkansas in the upcoming weeks. The list includes:


  • RB Altee Tenpenny, 6’0”, 203 pounds, North Little Rock, AR
  • RB Jordan Wilkins, 6’1”, 193 pounds, Cordova, TN
  • RB Ezekiel Elliot, 6’0”, 195 pounds, St. Louis, MO
  • RB Chase Abbington 6’4”, 210 pounds, St. Peters, MO
  • RB Jamar Criswell, 5’9”, 165 pounds, Morrilton, AR
  • FB Riley Arvanitis, 6’0”, 225 pounds, St. John, IN
  • TE Christian Morgan, 6’4”, 244 pounds, Plano, TX
  • WR Drew Morgan, 6’1”, 185 pounds, Greenwood, AR
  • QB Brayden Scott, 6’2”, 195 pounds, Tahlequah, OK
  • QB Austin Allen, 6’2”, 210 pounds, Fayetteville, AR
  • QB Tyler Cogswell, 6’5”, 220 pounds, Plantation, FL
  • OL J.J. Gustafson, 6’6”, 265 pounds, Dallas, TX
  • OL Caleb Benenoch, 6’6”, 317 pounds, Katy, TX
  • LB Brooks Ellis, 6’2”, 215 pounds, Fayetteville, AR
  • SS Vonn Bell, 6’2”, 190 pounds, Rossville, GA
  • CB Devanta Johnson, 6’0”, 175 pounds, Tulsa, OK
  • ATH Dominique Alexander, 6’0”, 190 pounds, Tulsa, OK


Safety Vonn Bell has reportedly received an offer from Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes. He is scheduled to visit April 21.

Offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch will attend camp in June.

Jordan Wilkins was scheduled to visit Arkansas this spring, but he's postponing his trip until this summer.

Per, the Razorbacks have extended 49 offers to potential 2013 recruits. Of the 49 scholarship offers that have been reported, only four are currently extended to in-state players— Austin Allen, Brooks Ellis, Altee Tenpenny, and Hunter Henry.

Four-star running back Jamel James, 5’11”, 215 pounds, from Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas, is the only 2013 recruit currently verbally committed to Arkansas. He committed in July of 2011.

Recruiting rankings update in August after all college summer camps and seven-on-seven tournaments have been completed.