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Recruits ink with Hogs on National Signing Day

By David Harten

This article was published February 5, 2014 at 6:30 a.m.

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Some of the nation's top high school football players, including El Dorado defensive lineman Bijhon Jackson (pictured), make their oral commitments to the school of their choice official Wednesday on the first day of the spring signing period, known as National Signing Day. In this file photo: Jackson, an Arkansas commit, says a few words after receiving his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey in front of family, coaches, teammates, classmates and friends in the Wildcat Arena.

Some of the nation’s top prep football prospects will make their college commitments official Wednesday as National Signing Day begins.

The University of Arkansas is set to sign 17 commitments from within and outside the state and is also expected to be in the hunt for several uncommitted prospects.

North Little Rock running back Juan Day is set to sign with the Razorbacks at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday inside the Charging Wildcats’ gym, while Pine Bluff Dollarway athlete Josh Liddell will ink with the Hogs at 3 p.m. Click here for live coverage of the signings.

Currently, Bret Bielema’s second class as head coach at Arkansas is heavy up front, with signings expected from four offensive linemen and another four expected to come for the defensive line, including El Dorado defensive tackle and U.S. Army All-American Bijhon Jackson. Arkansas is expected to sign five cornerback commitments, the most of any position.

Offensively, the top weapons expected to make their commitments to the Hogs official include Day, Liddell, 6-6 wide receiver Kendrick Edwards and All-American kicker Cole Hedlund.

An additional five commitments signed with Arkansas during the early period in November, and four have since enrolled, including highly touted quarterback Rafe Peavey.

A number of other programs across the state are set to sign their commitments, including Arkansas State, Central Arkansas and Arkansas Pine-Bluff, who will unveil their initial 2014 signing classes later in the day.

Follow the day-long National Signing Day events, including a Cover It Live blog featuring Arkansas Democrat-Gazette recruiting writer Richard Davenport, with Arkansas Online, NWAOnline and Whole Hog Sports.

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HM2 says... February 5, 2014 at 9:19 p.m.

Too bad only six of them can read

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rjm1940 says... February 6, 2014 at 6:18 a.m.

I am very happy to see Josh Liddell become a Razorback. Many great football players have come from the Dollarway program and I hope Josh becomes one at Arkansas. I like what I have read about this guy. I am looking forward to watching him play football. Best wishes for a pro career and a happy life for Josh.

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