Arkansas hasn't found significant on-field success during the first year of coach Bret Bielema's tenure, but the program continues to bring in quality talent for the future. The Razorbacks landed a coveted 2015 prospect Monday when 4-star Danish standout Hjalte Froholdt committed to the team, according to 247Sports.
The 6'4", 282-pound defensive tackle is the fifth member of Arkansas' 2015 recruiting class. Bielema has already assembled a group that features four 4-star linemen and Ty Storey, one of the country's top junior quarterbacks.
Froholdt's journey to Division I football is highly unique. He is a native of Denmark, where he played football this season.
His recruitment took off following an eye-opening sophomore season. Froholdt suited up for Warren G. Harding High School (Warren, Ohio) in 2012 while spending the school year in America as an exchange student.
He visited Arkansas in October, but a 3-9 season for Arkansas didn't phase his interest in the team.
"I don't think their record this year reflects anything when it comes to where they are going to be," Froholdt told Scout.com's Dudley Dawson (subscription required). "You watch, they are going to win a couple of big games in season two that they just didn't finish off this season and lost," Froholdt added. "It is a program that will flourish."
Despite a small sample size in the United States, Froholdt collected offers from Florida State, Penn State, Ohio State and Louisville. Michigan and Alabama extended offers in October.
Instead of waiting for his return to the country to wrap up a global recruiting process, the dominant defender is bound for Fayetteville following a highly anticipated senior season.