The running back position at Arkansas is an enormous opportunity for a young player to come along and make an immediate impact.
All of the players on the current Arkansas roster will be sophomores next year, leaving plenty of chances for a freshman to break into the starting lineup.
Korliss Marshall is a 3-star recruit from Osceola, Ark., who could also play safety. He’s 6'0", weighs 190 pounds and is the kind of versatile athlete the Hogs can utilize just about anywhere. They have also signed Denzell Evans, a recruit from Bellaire, Texas.
The crown jewel in this recruiting class is Alex Collins, a 5-star recruit from Florida who has the best chance of consistently playing this season. There is only the small matter of securing his signature, but if he remains committed at Arkansas, he’ll be able to pair well with running back Jonathan Williams and the Razorbacks’ new offensive line.
The Razorbacks needed some more highly ranked recruits to fill out the position, but a 5-star recruit from Florida attending Arkansas is a testament to the change that Bielema is bringing to Fayetteville.